Lauderdale Lakes started as a retirement community, but there’s plenty of liveliness left under the Florida sun! Today, Lauderdale Lakes is a thriving city whose population has slowly, but steadily risen. While Lauderdale Lakes doesn't have any veterinarians directly within its borders, it’s well served by the greater Broward County area. Neighboring Fort Lauderdale has more than two dozen clinics and animal hospitals, so the entire area is primed for pet lovers! Explore fearlessly!
Lauderdale Lakes Recreation is a perfect park for the whole family. Leash up your dog and stake your claim to a picnic table with full view of the sports fields and children’s playground. A social pup will love the crowds, and you can always take him for a walk around the ball fields if you need to stretch his legs--or yours!
The Vincent Torres Memorial Park is another fantastic place to bring your pup. While he won’t be able to enjoy the indoor fitness center with you, he will be able to walk the paths. This park also has a smaller playground and picnic area if you want to relax in the park.
Lauderdale Lakes is a woofderful place to live or discover on vacation. Bring your best friend and explore!
The neighborhood of East Lauderhill straddles the line between the communities of Lauderdale Lakes and Lauderhill. Otis Gray Park has a Lauderdale Lakes address in this neighborhood. This simple park is primarily green space. It’s an excellent place for dogs and dog-lovers to go to step out of the bustle of the city and enjoy nature. This simple park is primarily just green space! Walk the tree lined perimeter for a cool walk in the shade, or explore the center and let your dog’s nose lead him where it will! Dogs have to be on leash in Otis Gray Park.
Broadview Park is just across the border from Lauderdale Lakes, in the neighboring community of North Lauderdale. This park is a 10 minute drive from the heart of Lauderdale Lakes and is a great destination if your family wants to play some sports while you walk the dog. The park has a basketball court, open field, and a small jungle gym. Your dog will probably enjoy the walking path the most; you can loop the park for an easy walk, or take multiple loops to really tire out your pup. Leashed dogs are welcome, but they’ll need a doggie bowl to get a drink!
Franklin Park is the name of both a neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale and the park inside that neighborhood. Franklin Park is 13 minutes from downtown Lauderdale Lakes by car, and its worth the drive if you’re looking for a great picnic spot! Franklin Park has shaded picnic areas and a few BBQ pits that make cookouts a snap. Dogs will love exploring the walking paths when they’re not snacking at the tables with you. This park is pupular with the locals, so head out early if you want to snag the best seats for an all day event! There is also a playground and ample drinking fountains.