In beautiful, sunny, Palm Beach County, Florida there is a gorgeous city named Delray Beach with an estimated population of 60,055 that was incorporated in 1923. Delray Beach is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south is Boca Raton and Highland Beach, north is Boynton Beach, and the Everglades is on the west. Because of the many dog lovers in Delray Beach, there are about 13,500 dogs, which means there is a lot to do if you are a dog.
The city of Delray Beach has three special parks just for your furbabies to enjoy. Canine Cove on Glades Road in Burt Aaronson Park has sections for big dogs and little pups, three gazebos, three drinking water fountains for dogs and their humans, bag dispensers, more than 30 benches, and a pet washing station. Lake Ida Dog Park on Lake Ida Road also has separate spaces for the big and small dogs. It is double-gated, has a dog fountain, benches, bag dispensers, restrooms, and a dog washing station. Pooch Pines on Forest Hill Boulevard in Okeeheelee Park has large and small dog sections, a double-gated entry, fountains, bag dispensers, doggy cleaning station, plenty of shaded benches for seating, and lots of friendly people and dogs. You can tell the city of Delray Beach really loves their furry friends.
Lake Ida Dog Park is the perfect way to spend the day with your dog. It has three separate areas that are open and ready for Fido to roam. There are shady spots for you to sit, as well as a gazebo for a nice family outing. If you get bored, or if your dog wants to stretch her legs, the walking trail is just pawfect. There are the dog park standard cleaning stations and watering holes just to ensure you are having a great time. When you are all finished, wash down your dog at the cleaning station to get all the dirt out of his fur.
Are you looking for something to do with your dog that doesn’t involve watching him chase his tail? Then you should check out the pawsome Delray Green Market in the Park. As long as you keep your dog on his leash, you are welcome to browse through all the goodies the 30 vendors have to offer. With tons of fresh fruit, raw milk, and freshly baked goodies to smell, your pup will experience so many new things. Grab lunch and enjoy it in the green spots. Or you could check out the posters for upcoming events for you and your dog to enjoy.
Luna Rosa is located right on Delray Beach. You can stop in after you have had a nice walk on the beach or dip in the ocean, as long as you have Fido’s leash, and enjoy your meal on the patio with your dog. The chefs here love to do everything by hand with the freshest ingredients so you can be confident that your dining experience is as healthy as it is fun. The new smells will have Fido licking his chops before you even get in the door. Bring your own water dish or ask for one! There is always a drink for everyone.
If you are looking for a way to spend the day being pampered with your dog, grab a leash and head over to Seagate Hotel & Spa. Spend a day away from the world with room service and movies. Or you could put Fido on a leash and walk the green trails around the golf course. Dogs are allowed to accompany their humans at the pool, but no fur in the water, please. This is a great place for your next event, especially if you want your fur family to be included. Be sure to book early, because pet-friendly rooms go fast.
Stretch your horizons just a little farther and take a 30-minute drive to Dreher Dog Park. This off-leash dog park is located right across the street from the zoo. Imagine all the new smells for Fido to discover! It is a large, well maintained park. It is a little off the beaten path and out of the way of traffic, which makes it a perfect place to play. There are lots of water fountains to keep you hydrated while you run around after Fido. Afterward, you can relax in the shade while Fido makes new fur friends to run and play with.