Grab the doggie waste bags and your dog’s favorite toy, and then head on over to Wickham Dog Park on Parkway Drive. Please have your dog leashed while entering and exiting the park, but feel free to let them run leash-free while they’re there. Wickham Dog Park has a separate area for small breeds and puppies, so there’s no need to worry about your pup being intimidated by a dog of a larger breed.
Your child wants to swing, but your dog wants to go for a walk…now what? Simple! You pack up the gang and go to Pineapple Park on Pineapple Avenue. This park is dog-friendly (as long as they’re on their leashes) and even offers waste bags so owners can easily do their part to keep Pineapple Park beautiful. Pineapple Park also has a swing set, bathrooms, picnic areas, and a gazebo.
If you’re on the lookout for a beautiful, pet-friendly hotel, check out the Crane Creek Inn on East Melbourne Avenue. Only certain rooms are pet-friendly, so be sure to double-check that your desired room allows pets before you book it. The staff is very kind and accommodating to even the most skittish of pets (sometimes, they even make extra bacon in the morning especially for your pup!). As if being pet-friendly and offering breakfast wasn’t enough, Crane Creek Inn also has a big movie library too!
Located roughly 14 miles southwest of Melbourne is Palm Bay’s Parkside West. If you’re looking for a fun dog park to take your pup to, look no further than Palm Bay Regional Dog Park! This park has separate areas for small and large dogs, and each area has plenty of room for your dog to run around in. If you work up a sweat playing, it’s no problem; there are water fountains for both you and your dog and plenty of shady spots to sit. The park also features mini pools so that your dog can make a splash; afterwards, if he needs a bath, there are hoses to wash off with. Your dog is sure to have a dog-gone good time!