If you like golf or simply want to improve your game with some scratch players, Palm Beach Gardens is the place for you because it is the Golf Capital of the World. The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) actually has their headquarters there. Palm Beach Gardens was not established until 1959 when John MacArthur decided to build homes for over 50,000 people on 4,000 acres. Many of those people are dog lovers and with an estimated 10,883 dogs, there are many dog-friendly activities.
Canine Cove on Glades Road has gazebos, several drinking fountains, more than 30 benches, and pet washing stations. They also have 15 “Dogipot” areas that offer plastic bags and trashcans for cleaning up after Fido. Pooch Pines on Forest Hill Boulevard has a double-gated entry for safety and paved dog washing stations as well as a bunch of fountains for pups and people. For the humans, there are benches, a shaded sitting area, restrooms, and poo bag dispensers. These two parks both have two large dog sections that are rotated to keep them maintained.
Lilac Park on Lilac Street has covered seating and picnic tables which makes it much better for dogs and their humans to enjoy. There are conveniently separated areas for large (and we're talking large, we're looking at you Mastiffs!) and small pooches, water, and an agility course including tunnels, ramp, ladder, hurdle, and hoops. The pups are fun, and people are friendly.
Lilac is home to beautiful beaches, sweet rays of sunshine, and the Lilac Dog Park! Smaller and larger dogs can be separated into different fenced areas to ensure all dogs practice safe play. Picnic tables and covered seating areas are arranged throughout the park to offer respite from the infamous Florida heat. The local park also provides agility equipment for park goers to work on training exercises with their companions. The larger park features sports fields, trails, a playground, and even fishing! To enjoy the other areas of the park with your dog, make sure he’s on his leash.
PGA Blvd is another neighborhood in Palm Beach Gardens, and is filled with numerous dog-friendly activities. The locals of this neighborhood will love your furry companions almost as much as you do. Let Fido make some new fur-iends at Okeeheelee Park. He’s sure to work up an appetite after a long day of play, so head on over to Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming! Offering homemade gourmet treats, healthy dog food, supplies, and grooming, this one-stop shop will provide you with all the goodies needed to make your dog’s tail wag at a moderate price. This gem of a shop is owned by dog lovers who are sure to treat your pup as one of their own!
Soverel Harbour is nuzzled near the Intracoastal Waterway and is completely dog friendly. So if you love your dog and also love boating in the ocean, Soverel Harbor is for you. What sets this marina aside from others is that it doesn’t charge any fees for your pet, so you can enjoy your canine’s companionship at no extra cost! Soverel Harbour is perfectly located to provide access to the Jupiter and Lake Worth inlets, two locations which are also very dog-friendly. If sitting on a boat with your best friend by your side sounds like your idea of the pawfect day, what are you waiting for? Head on down to Soverel Harbor for an unforgettable day of fun in the sun (and water).
Jupiter, Florida is just a short distance from Palm Beach Gardens, and is filled with dog-friendly beaches, parks, outdoor centers, and boutiques. If you and your furry friend like outdoorsy activities, then Jupiter is definitely worth the drive. Jupiter Beach is known as one of Florida’s best off-leash beaches, where dogs are free to romp and play seaside. However, if you don’t fancy heading down to the beach, local dog parks are also directly accessible by the Intracoastal Waterway. With adjoining fenced in areas to separate dogs, these grassy areas are pawfect for a few games of fetch or Frisbee. Regardless of where you spend your time in this beautiful city, you and your dog are sure to have plenty of tail-wagging fun.
West Palm Beach is also just a short distance from Palm Beach Gardens with three dog parks to choose from. All the parks include separate areas for small and big dogs, water to keep all dogs happy and hydrated, and benches with shade for all pet parents. Pooch Pines is a lovely local park that is located near water and greenery, which makes the park a lot cooler. Dog washing areas are also available for dogs who have a little extra fun and need to cleanup before coming home. Trails and soccer fields are provided for hiking and sport lovers too! Whether you prefer a simplistic game of fetch or prefer a hiking adventure instead, West Palm is a perfect oasis.