This two-acre park has two separate off-leash areas assigned for large dogs or dogs more massive than 25 pounds, and smaller dogs or dogs lighter than 25 pounds. With the separation, pet parents can sit back relieved that their smaller doggies will be protected from harm that inevitably comes with playing with larger canines.
Each section of the Auburndale Dog Park at Lake Myrtle Park has pet play equipment such as bright red fire hydrants, seesaws, pet play equipment, and lots of room to enjoy for canines of all breeds to enjoy. Opened in October 2009, the park has a fire hydrant for dogs, so you only need to bring an extra water jug for yourself.
One of the park’s best attractions is the excellent walking trail where you can take Spike with you on a stroll, but he has to be on a leash. Waste bags that you can use for pet cleanup duty is available in the two sections and found near the entrances. There are benches for dog owners and dog lovers where they can sit and watch their four-legged best friends have the time of their lives and making new friends.
The Auburndale Dog Park at Lake Myrtle Park is about two-tenths of a mile away from the intersection of Berkeley Road and Denton Avenue. There is a parking area at Denton Avenue natural trail site, and you can easily access the park by walking down a portion of the trail.
There are plans for putting a parking lot right next to the dog park entrance, making access a lot easier for pet parents with vehicles, as well as people who have physical challenges. Auburndale Park is an excellent alternative for people that have been driving to Polk County’s other dog parks in Mulberry.
Most pet owners who visit the Auburndale Dog Park at Lake Myrtle Park are responsible and friendly and have equally beautiful dogs. The only grievance most people have is that there is not enough shade, so you may want to bring an umbrella or go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.