Coral Springs Florida makes a great place to visit with Fido, because with 28,000 dogs living in town; there are plenty of dog-friendly things to do. If you like hiking, the Cypress Creek Greenway has three miles of easy hiking by the Everglades that runs along a canal full of fish if you want to throw a pole in for a while. It ends in the Gary B. Jones Park for People & Pups on Southgate Boulevard so you can rest and watch Fido run off that excess energy he did not use on the hike. There are water fountains and a dog washing station too. It is a spectacular way to spend the day.
Hopefully, you worked up an appetite after Gary B. Jones Park and the Cypress Creek Greenway, as Dyan’s Country Kitchen on Wiles Road serves breakfast all day long. The Spanish Omelette is the best in the South. Runyon’s on West Sample Road is a bit fancier and serves steak, fish, prime rib, and even escargot! Conveniently enough, Rover is more than welcome to join in on the meal by lounging in the outdoor seating space.
After dinner you can head over to one of the dog-friendly hotels in Coral Springs; La Quinta Inn & Suites or La Quinta Inn & Suites South. Both are on University Drive, which is convenient and well kept.
Big or small, Dr. Paul’s Pet Care Center Dog Park has it all. This dog park is separated into two spots: one for big dogs and the other for smaller ones. However, this dog park gives smaller dogs their very own agility course. The big dogs have one too! Fido will always have access to fresh water to drink at the multiple water stations. You can even rest in the shade on the benches if you don't feel like joining in Fido’s fun. If your furry friend got a little dirty while digging, don't worry -- there’s a doggie bathing station! There really isn’t much else you could ask for from a dog park!
Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park is the pawfect midday getaway for you and your canine companion. This large dog park offers plenty of room to run off-leash. Fido can even use the agility training equipment to stretch his legs and get a good workout. This park is one of the two in the area that have similar names, the difference being the small dog area and the cleaning stations. The other park has smaller areas and fewer cleaning stations. There are still shaded areas for the people to sit and a pup bathing area too.
A 40-minute trip from Coral Springs will get you to the beach and to Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach. This is the place to be to dig holes in the sand for the castle’s moat, splash in the water, or play the pawfect game of frisbee, all without a leash on. Your dog will like that there are clean up stations. You can even jump in the shower and rinse off before getting back into the car for the ride home. To ensure your safety, there is always an officer to keep an eye out. Sand, sun, and splashing – the three S’s of summer are all covered here.
If you want to go on a great day trip to the beach, you should visit Dog Beach of Hollywood. It is a quick 40-minute car ride from Coral Springs. The thing that you should be aware of is that dog hours vary on the season, so you need to check the website before visiting. Other than that, just keep to your best dog park etiquette and Fido will be allowed to join his fur buddies down at the beach for sun, sand, and swimming any day that you would like. Don’t forget your frisbee, as this is the perfect place for a game of fetch.
Just 20 minutes from Coral Springs is Dog Friendly Beach at Spanish River Park. Your dog will need a permit so you can come and splash around together. Please be aware that dogs are only allowed during certain hours on certain days. There is plenty of room to run and play fetch, dig holes in the sand, or go play in the waves. You won’t need to bring a leash, since this is an off-leash area. This is a well-cared for beach that you and your dog will enjoy visiting day after day. Come visit for a barktastic day on the beach.