Rockledge is the oldest city in its county, but it’s not ready to be put out to pasture yet! Rockledge combines the charms of a small town with easy access to the Miami Metro Area. This place is a blend of pupfection--just ask the six veterinary clinics and private practices that call Rockledge home!
Sergio's Tacos Mexican Grill is a perfect example of quirky Rockledge culture. Though they share a parking lot with a gas station, this sit-down restaurant is a favorite of natives and tourists alike! Try authentic Mexican food with handmade corn tortillas. Your dogs can join you at their outdoor tables!
If you need to work up an appetite before you dine, go to the Taylor Park Rockledge. This park has play equipment and a picturesque brick lined path! Explore the park at your own pace and pose for pictures with your furry friend as you go!
Baci Pizza & Subs is a fantastic way to round out your trip to Rockledge. This place seriously elevates the simple pizza and sub dinner. They even offer seasonal menus with only in-season ingredients, so you can be sure to get the peak of flavor!
Despite the hard name, Rockledge is a soft and easy place to spend your time. Whether it’s a day, a week, or a lifetime, Rockledge has plenty to offer!
The adorably named Barks and Recreation in the Sierra Lakes neighborhood of Rockledge is home to the city’s only dog park. This fully fenced puptopia is the best thing since dog biscuits! There are separate areas for large and small dogs, and doggie drinking fountains on premises. Best of all, this place is packed with new friends! This park is often busy, so be sure to go early in the morning or late in the evening if your dog needs more room and fewer friends. Play ball or let your dog explore the dirt lot, this park lets your dog enjoy the finer things in life.
The Larry L. Shultz Park is a gorgeous, walkable dream! The park features a great lake and a quarter mile walking path around it! Leash your dog up and head through the park, then walk the lake to your heart’s content. This great view prevents the short path from getting boring. If you’re ready to take it easy, retreat to a shaded bench or picnic table and let your dog rest up! Be aware that the park is light on amenities. You should bring your own water and a doggie bowl to help your pup cool down. Please remember, no swimming!
Rockledge Gardens in the Floridise neighborhood is a dog-lover’s dream. Their beautiful, manicured grounds are always open to leashed dogs! Just be sure to bring some baggies with you to clean up after your pet. Rockledge Gardens also hosts events like dog-friendly farmer’s markets and fairs. If your dog is shy around a crowd, check the schedule to be sure there isn’t an event going on. Otherwise, head on over to enjoy some of the amazing, dog-friendly culture that makes Rockledge such a great place for dogs and their humans! Bring water and a doggie bowl with you while you investigate these sprawling grounds.
The Lee Wenner Park in neighboring Cocoa’s Oleander Pointe neighborhood is a beautiful community park. It’s a quick six minute drive from Rockledge, and perfect for spending a morning with man’s best friend. Come for the fresh air and gorgeous water views, stay for the murals and local artistry! The park goes right down by the water, so there’s plenty of interesting smells for your pup to sniff out. You can walk as far or as little as you’d like; Lee Warner Park is well equipped with benches and beautiful vistas. There’s no wrong way to explore this Oleander Pointe treasure!
Brevard Parks and Recreation in nearby Cocoa serves the entire Brevard County community. It’s an eight minute car ride from the heart of Rockledge, and well worth the drive! Bring the whole family! This park has an extensive community center (dogs aren’t allowed inside, unfortunately) as well as a playground and fitness area. The shaded picnic area is a hit with families and people who just want to take a load off. Dogs are fans of the open spaces, and with such a large area to explore you can be sure they’re getting enough exercise to sleep soundly tonight! Brevard Parks and Recreation requires your dog to be on leash.