When Rockledge pups need to blow off steam, they can run to their heart's content at the Barks and Recreation Dog Park. Located in the 80-acre Dr. Robert A. Anderson Stormwater Park, this pooch playground lets canine citizens stretch their legs and meet new pals in a safe, fenced-in environment. So leash up your doggo and hop into the car—it's time for a trip to Barks and Recreation!
The brainchild of the Rockledge ROC Foundation and the Rockledge Animal Clinic and Friends, this dog park is divided into two separate areas for large and small pooches. Pups weighing 25 pounds and under go to the small dog side, while heavier canines can play in the large dog area. There is no park personnel on duty, so all visitors, whether two- or four-legged, are expected to mind their manners and be courteous of others. While seating for humans is provided, dog parents are required to be in view or voice contact with their furry charges at all times. If your pooch goes to the bathroom, be sure to clean up after them right away—mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans are available for your convenience.
After your pup has made a few sprints around the park, guide them to the water station for a drink to keep them from overheating. There's also a small kiddie pool for water-loving doggos to jump into. If your dog gets dirty from ruffhousing with their fellow canines, use the hose to give them a quick rinse before heading home. Don't forget to clip Fido's leash back on as you're exiting the dog park. If your furry friend isn't completely tuckered out yet, the main park offers a half-mile walking path, nature trails, and open space to explore.
For a pawsome, leash-free time in Rockledge, look no further than the Barks and Recreation Dog Park!