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Dog Areas in Polk City, FL

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Polk City in Polk County, Florida is a city of fewer than 2,000 people, and the city has a total area of just 0.8-miles. Although small, Polk City has plenty to offer its residents and visitors, and the gently rolling hills, green landscape, and humid subtropical climate make it a pleasant place to live. Pet owners have plenty of opportunities to experience that famous Florida sunshine in a variety of outdoor activities in town. Polk City doesn't have its own dog park, but you're only ever just a short drive away from an off-leash park in a neighboring city.

One of the best places to walk your dog in Polk City is along the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail. You can access the trailhead in northern Polk City, and this 29-mile asphalt trail goes through Polk, Kent, and Sumter Counties. This trail takes you through some of Florida's most scenic landscapes, and your dog can experience all of it with you as long as they're on a leash. General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is one of 1,600 trails spanning the United States that were converted from unused railway lines. While this is a pawesome spot for an on-leash walk in Polk City, you can also make the drive to a nearby off-leash park in just a few minutes!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Polk City, FL

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    Population Density 384/sq mi

    #1 North Mulberry

    Mulberry, Florida is just over 20 miles south of Polk City, and in northern Mulberry, there's a place called Loyce E. Harpe Park. This county park has sports fields and other recreational activities, including an off-leash dog park known as Diogi Park. Inside Diogi Park, you'll find separate big and small dog sections, as well as agility equipment, fire hydrants, and water stations. There are also waste disposal supplies and seating areas for pet parents in the park, and if you'd like to walk your dog through other areas of Loyce E. Harpe Park, you're welcome to do so if they're on a leash.
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    Population Density 1,129/sq mi

    #2 Lake Crago

    Just 15 minutes southwest of Polk City is the city of Lakeland, Florida, and in central Lakeland, there's a place called Crago Lake. Along with being a beautiful lake, Lake Crago even has its own dog park! The Lake Crago Dog Park is an off-leash space with an area for dogs who weigh more than 45 pounds, and another section for smaller dogs. The park is open every day from dawn to dusk, and there are water fountains as well as showers and restrooms by the park. Pet parents can sit and relax on one of several benches in the park, and there are also plastic pools set up for dogs to cool off in.
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    Population Density 1,035/sq mi

    #3 South Lake Wales

    South Lake Wales, Florida is about a half-hour drive from Polk City. Nestled in a quiet area of south Lake Wales sits the John C. "Doc" Haromy Dog Park, and it's sure to become a new favorite of yours and your dog's! This special dog park isn't a particularly big or extravagant dog park, but it has everything you and your pooch need for a good time! There are separate big and small dog sections, and it also includes drinking water stations, waste disposal supplies, seating, and lots of shade which provides welcome relief on hot Florida days.
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    Population Density 656/sq mi

    #4 North P A

    Around 35,000 people call Plant City, Florida home, and it's only a 20-minute drive southwest of Polk City. Plant City's own dog park is found in the northern area of town, and it's called Plant City Dog Park. This fenced off-leash park has a 7,300 square foot small dog section and a 9,000 square foot big dog section. Plant City Dog Park also has a double-gated entry system with a transition area to go from on-leash to off-leash for added security. The dog park is free to use, and it's open from sunrise to sunset. Within the park, there are water fountains, waste disposal supplies, pet parent seating, and plenty of shade.
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    Population Density 1,718/sq mi

    #5 Dundee Station

    You and your dog can drive from Polk City to Winter Haven, Florida in about 20 minutes, and plenty of fun awaits you at the dog park in central Winter Haven! The Bark Park at Veterinary Healthcare Associates is a private dog park that requires paying a membership fee and providing proof of your dog's vaccinations. One of the advantages of going to a private dog park such as this is the peace of mind in knowing the other dogs there are vaccinated and in good health! This dog park has a small dog section, a big dog section, and a general area where dogs of all sizes can interact.
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