The Ann Dever Memorial Regional Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Englewood, Florida. While dogs are welcome on their leashes in all parts of the Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park where the dog park is located, they are only allowed off their leashes in the designated off-leash areas.
If pet parents just want to visit the off-leash facility, they can park their vehicle in the lot by the dog park entrance, but they will be missing out. The regional park has some fantastic trails, boardwalks across the lake, picnicking and swimming facilities which are well worth investigating.
This dog park in Englewood is a grass-covered enclosure which has been fenced with chain link and divided into three separate runs for different sized dogs. It's a pretty basic off-leash area without any extra amenities other than a hilly mound in one section, waste stations, and water fountains, but the visiting pups love it anyway.
For pet owners, there are a couple of picnic tables and a shelter. While there is a vending machine located by the dog park, food and drink are not to be taken into the off-leash areas. Pet parents using this off-leash facility are reminded that voice control is for inside the dog park not for when walking from the car to the park.
Taking three dogs into the park is a no-go as there's a two dog limit per handler. Each pup must be displaying vaccination and license tags on its collar. If a pup is not up to date with its shots, taking it to a dog park is putting it and other pups at risk of contracting infections.
Even if a dog is well trained and responsive to voice commands, its owner should keep it in view all the time. Staying close to a pup means an owner can quickly intervene if a fracas starts between prospective alpha's who want to be the leader of the dog park pack. Staying close to a pup also makes picking up poop quicker and easier as no deposit will go unseen.