Temple Terrace is a small town in the midst of a busy area. As such, it can command the perks of small town life with the advantages of an urban area. The people and dogs of Temple Terrace have great opportunities, and so do you if you’re visiting! There are four vets offices in Temple Terrace, so you know that great care is always close by. Start your exploration of Temple Terrace with a great meal at Gaspar's Patio Bar and Grill, where they serve a diverse menu from wings to Cubans at their shaded, dog-friendly patio tables.
Riverside Park in Temple Terrace is a fantastic, full family park. Whether you’re looking for a playground for kids, or a picnic area big enough to handle a group, this is the place. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the paths or the picnic grounds!
When you’re bedding down for the night, you’ll have plenty of puppertunities in Temple Terrace! For a small pet fee, you can choose from Extended Stay America Tampa Temple Terrace, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tampa North I-75 Fletcher, or Holiday Inn Express Tampa North Telecom Park. Get to bed early, because tomorrow brings more fun in Temple Terrace!
Riverhills Park in Temple Terrace Estates is a fun park for the whole family. This park has a little bit of everything. There is a playground for kids, and your standard picnic area. The park also has some sculptures that add local culture to the gorgeous view, and is down near the water. This creates gorgeous sunsets and is a great photo op! Your dog is welcome to join you in Riverhills Park as long as he stays on leash. There are walking paths through the park if you’re looking to spend more time working up a sweat than relaxing.
Serena Park is a small, simple park perfect for walking your dog undisturbed. This neighborhood park keeps it simple: there are trees for shade and open space for playing. It’s located near the heart of the main Temple Terrace neighborhood, which shares its name with the city. However, since other parks have more in the way of playground equipment, it’s somewhat quieter. It’s a great place to take a shy dog who won’t enjoy a bustling park. Stick to off peak hours (early morning and evenings) to increase the odds of having the place to yourself! Dogs have to be leashed in Serena Park.
Ben Lomond Park is a quiet park in the residential neighborhood of Rolling Terrace. It’s surrounded by homes, and very popular with children. There’s also plenty to do with your dog! The park has simple walking and biking trails that your leashed dog will love to explore with you! Ben Lomond Park has room to roam! If you’re looking to exercise out an energetic dog, this is a good park to aim for. There are plenty of shade trees to keep you cool on these hot Florida days. Bring a doggie bowl to help your pet take advantage of the fountains!
Lamplighter on the River is a whimsically named neighborhood right on the border between Temple Terrace and Tampa. Rotary Riverfront Park is a gorgeous park here with river access and amazing views. It’s popular for fishing and boating. This park doesn’t have a playground or similar features; instead, it’s a welcoming green space. Dogs are sure to have a blast sniffing out all the great smells along the waterfront. Your dog does have to be on leash in Rotary Riverfront Park, but there's so much to explore that it won’t hold anyone back! Bring a doggie bowl for water, and pack some for yourself, too!
Tampa and Temple Terrace bleed into one another, and the result can be a complicated neighborhood. Temple Terrace Hilltop Dog Park is technically across the border in Tampa, but the neighborhood spans both cities--and sides with Temple Terrace! It’s a ten minute drive from Temple Terrace Hilltop Dog Park to the heart of Temple Terrace. It’s also a must visit location. This off leash dog park is always busy, and always great! Your dog can run off leash in one of two separate areas. This allows your dog to make friends with pups her own size! Doggie drinking fountains are provided.