Go and explore the great outdoors with your four-legged friend and let them sniff all the trees, critters, and friends they can. The Aurantia Dog Park is a fenced-in off-leash dog park located within the 12-acre Aurantia Park. This park is not only full of playgrounds, trails, and picnic benches, but it is full of history, too. The land was donated in the 1980's by a local farmer who grew citrus fruits, which has been a local crop of this area's history since the mid-1800's.
With your pup on a leash, you can traverse the park's designated trails and identify local fauna and flora. Make sure you only take your dog where he is welcome, which are indicated by signs, as there are children's playgrounds and horseback riding trails, too. The dog park has two sections-one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Your dog must remain on-leash until he enters the double-gated entry for either side of the dog park.
The grassy field has some trees, but you're better off sitting under a covered area with a table if you want some significant shade. There is plenty of seating for the humans, so you can sit at while you watch your pup play. After your pooch is done running around, they can quench his thirst at one of the water fountains. And as the responsible dog owner, bring some poop bags and clean up after your dog.
If your dog tends to be a digger, please discourage digging and fill in the holes so that no one trips in them. When you visit the dog park, make sure your pup responds to your call. Dogs in the park cannot be aggressive and must be vaccinated. The park is often busiest around 6 PM to 9 PM, so if your dog is new to the park scene, go during a quieter time to become acclimated to the atmosphere.