Miami Gardens didn’t get incorporated until 2003, and since then, has been growing into a thriving, vital member of the Miami metropolitan area. Canine citizens are also valuable in Miami Gardens. While there’s one veterinarian inside the city limits, the area is well served by half a dozen more within a fifteen minute drive of the heart of Miami Gardens. Help will never be out of reach for your best friend!
As you’re exploring Miami Gardens, stop by Miami Carol City Park. This park’s community atmosphere offers you a vibrant slice of life in Miami Gardens. Take advantage of the BBQ pits to cook up a tasty meal with your dog by your side!
Buccaneer Park is another great place to go to relax and enjoy Miami Gardens. This park is mostly undeveloped space, perfect for a romp with your pup. You can jog the perimeter for a workout, or let your nose-oriented dog sniff out every inch of the grassy fields.
Lester B. Brown Park brings the perks of the previous two parks together. There is an extensive green field area, but the park also features a shaded playground for children!
Wherever you decide to go in Miami Gardens, bring your dog for fun and relaxation.
West Miami Gardens has not one, but two amazing parks for you and your dog to visit! Start with a trip to Lake Stevens Park. This park is perfect for dogs and owners who just want a quiet walk. What the park lacks in amenities, it makes up in great views over the water and the ability to step out of bustling West Miami Gardens and just be in nature. If you need to entertain the whole family, North Glade Park is a better option. This park has a playground and some picnic tables that make a great base camp. You can walk the dog while the kids tear up the playground.
The simply named Dog Park in Andover is a doggie dream come true. The area is fenced, allowing your pup to romp and play off leash! There’s nothing more woofderful than watching your pet run all that energy away! The park is frequently busy, so you’ll want to make sure your dog is social, and comfortable with a potential crowd. This park is big on space and low on other enrichment activities. Bringing a ball or a frisbee is a great way to make the most of your pet’s time at the park. Remember water and a doggie bowl, too!
A. J. King Park in Carol City is one of Miami Garden’s finest parks, and features an extensive play area for children. Dogs will be more drawn to the open, grassy spaces of this park. There’s also a baseball field that your pup can explore whenever it’s not in use. Dogs should stay leashed in this park, and you should bring along a water bowl so your dog can make use of the fountains. This park can be busy, especially after school gets out. If your dog is shy around crowds, this park is best used in the early morning or evening.
Rolling Oaks Park in Scott Lake is a fantastic place to walk a high energy dog. This park is fairly large, and has a lot of open walking paths. The trees help to keep the temperature down, even on those warm Florida summer days. There are grassy fields surrounding the paths, so you can turn your brisk walk or jog into an amble while your pup sniffs out squirrel locations. Rolling Oaks Park is a gorgeous retreat from the bustle of the urban environment, and has something for every pup. Dogs have to be on leash inside the park, and you may want to bring your own water.
Cloverleaf Park in Norland is a cozy community park perfect for a quick walk when your dog needs it most. If you like to let your dog out right when you get home from work, head to Cloverleaf Park. If you don’t have time to go to the dog park every morning, Cloverleaf Park is the place to go. This small area has playground equipment and a few walking paths that circle the park. You can also let your dog enjoy the grassy spaces instead. Dogs have to be kept on leash in the park, and a doggie bowl is a must--the fountains are too tall for dogs!