City of Naples Dog Park – otherwise known as Central Bark – is Naples’ 2.5-acre dog park. Located on the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Central Avenue, Central Bark is within walking distance of downtown and has two separate areas for large and small dogs, benches, dog washing stations, poo bag dispensers, a shelter house, trash cans, and water fountains for dogs and humans.
Take an adventure on one of Florida’s largest unabridged barrier islands: Keewaydin Island. This eight-mile long island is a paradise for wildlife and has beautiful sights to take in while strolling along the coastline. Dogs are allowed on Keewaydin Island, but they must be leashed at all times. No facilities are available on the island.
Don’t let the rain keep you inside all day! Instead, head on over to Fido’s Gym, the perfect indoor area to give your dog the exercise he needs, even when it’s raining cats and dogs. Fido’s Gym has obstacle courses and toys for dogs of all ages and sizes, and owners are almost guaranteed to have as much, or more fun, as their dogs! The gym is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Prices and schedules vary, so be sure to check the gym’s website or give them a call.
Are you looking to bask, or bark, in Florida’s famous sunshine? If so, Rover Run dog park is just what you need. Much loved by the local community, and currently the only dog park in Collier County, Rover Run is a safe, fenced environment, with plenty of land for your dog to explore. There is both a small dog area and a larger dog area. So even if you have a shy pup, or a boisterous buddy, you can be sure that they will be able to play without fear. Rover Run is the perfect park to have Rover fun!
Naples Botanical Gardens are the most lavish gardens in the city. With 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a butterfly garden, this is a peace paradise for you and your pup. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. In addition, the garden also hosts an annual public event, Dog Day, geared toward man’s best friend, featuring pet-friendly vendors, canine-focused demonstrations, a dog fashion show, and enough treat stations to keep tails wagging. Whether its for a family-friendly trip, or an educational stroll, Naples Botanical Gardens is definitely a beauty not to be missed.
The newest off-leash dog park in Naples opens its doors to the public! Golden Gate Paws Park is a slice of heaven for every-puppy. With separate spaces for large and small dogs, the dog park promises a safety-first approach to fun, with a secure fence around the perimeter and a nearby parking lot with plenty of space. Dog bag dispensers and bins are also available, so you can stop worrying about bringing home a mucky pup, and instead focus on the fun. Golden Gate Paws Park has the pawtential to be a fantastic location for you and your pup.
The Bonita Springs Bark-N-Play Park is a wooded, pawfect place that gives roughly six acres of land for your dog to explore. There are three fenced areas for small, medium, and large dog breeds, ensuring that your pup is safe, happy, and makes size-friendly friends. It also features a covered pavillion, dog washing station, picnic tables, benches, and an asphalt multi-use path for both you and your dog to use. The sparkling waters of Leitner Creek run through it, adding to the park’s serenity and beauty. On a sunny day in Florida, there is no better place than Bonita Springs.