The town of Ocoee got its name from an anglicized form of a Cherokee word that means “apricot vine place," and this designation inspired the city to choose the apricot as its official flower. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the beauty of Ocoee. Dogs also benefit from how much of an “animal town” it is--there are 5 animal hospitals and clinics in Ocoee ready to take patients at a moment’s notice. It’s easier to relax and enjoy when you know your dog is safe.
For a pawsome excursion, Freedom Park is a great place to take the whole family in Ocoee. The playground is always a big hit, but there are also sports fields, including a baseball field, and open, grassy spaces to relax. Leashed dogs will love exploring this park!
You can also enjoy Bill Breeze Park. This park lacks the child-focused amenities, but provides more of a peaceful atmosphere. Walk your dog around the memorial, or enjoy the paths!
Feel like celebrating with a steak? Ocoee’s Rusteak Restaurant & Wine Bar serves great steaks as well as shrimp fritters, racks of lamb, and other savory classics to dog friendly outdoor tables!
Eyes starting to droop? Look no further than the Red Roof Inn Orlando West located in Ocoee for a pet-fee free place to rest your paws! Bid goodnight to Ocoee and prepare for a woofderful day tomorrow.
Prima Vista Plus is a residential neighborhood served by Tiger Minor Park. This park offers simple amenities, like a restroom and a covered picnic area. This is a great destination for dogs who prefer a quieter trip to the park. The residential location makes it convenient, and the park’s somewhat small size results in fewer crowds. Dogs can work off their energy circling the grassy field, where there’s always something new to sniff. You should bring a doggie bowl with you so your dog can drink from the park’s fountains. Dogs must be kept on leash in Tiger Minor Park.
Parkside Coventry Park is a convenient place to walk your dog if you’re in or near the Dovetail neighborhood of Ocoee. This park is a charming, smaller park with a few draws. Kids will love the small, but classic play area, equipped with climbing equipment and swings. There are also picnic tables and some shade, so you can relax or enjoy a meal at the park. Dogs have to be leashed in Parkside Coventry Park, but walking the perimeter should be enough exercise to calm down an energetic pup. Bring your own water and a doggie bowl to be sure of adequate hydration for you and your pup.
Vignetti Park is an oasis for sports fans! The park is equipped with tennis courts, basketball courts, and a baseball field! There’s even a wall ball court for fans of that game. With all of these draws, there isn’t a huge amount of space left over. Walk your dog along the paths between these various venues for a varied and interesting walk. If your dog would prefer to watch the crowds, you can snag a seat in the various stands facing a field. There are drinking fountains within the park, but they’re all set up for someone taller than a dog, so bring a bowl.
The Prairie Lake Park in the Remington Oaks neighborhood of Ocoee is a treat for the whole family. There’s a play area for children, a fishing pier for those so inclined, and walking trails and benches for everyone! Your dog will especially love sniffing down by the water; pups aren’t allowed to swim at the park (or go off leash), but the view can’t be beat. This park is large enough that following the paths out of the main area grants you some peace and quiet in the middle of the growing city of Ocoee. Bring water and a doggie bowl for your pup, as the drinking fountains are clustered in the main area of the park.
Ocoee’s Windermere neighborhood is THE neighborhood for dog-friendly dining. Tails will wag at each of these three dog-friendly establishments! TooJay’s Gourmet Deli offers New York style delicatessen favorites, and four dog-friendly tables to enjoy them at. Bring a friend to hold your pup while you order, as this place doesn’t have table service--just great food. House Blend Cafe serves American food with the occasional Mexican twist. They also offer a range of coffee drinks! Last but not least, That One Spot is a gourmet burger joint offering an amazing range of twists on that classic dish.