If growing their social circle is on your doggo's barket list this year, bring them to Blanche Park to meet new furry friends! Located in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood, this canine hangout is frequented by local pups and their humans, so there's always a pool of playmates to sniff, sprint, and socialize with.
While it's not the biggest dog park in town, Blanche Park does offer a neat setup and various amenities in a completely fenced-in space. One of the first things you'll notice is the synthetic grass surface, and while some pups would rather run and roll around on real grass, the artificial turf keeps the area clean and mud-free even after it rains—a smart choice for a city that gets regular downpours.
It's impawtant to note that there is no separate section for small or timid pups, so your canine pal will be mingling with woofers of all shapes and sizes. That said, if your pooch is still working on their social skills, you may want to bring them to the dog park during quieter times to ease them out of their shell.
With benches and tables are scattered around the site, there are several spots to sit and relax, but do keep an eye on your furry charge even as you're chatting with the other pup parents. Be sure to stoop and scoop when your pooch answers nature's call! Don't worry if you left your plastic bags at home—mutt mitt dispensers are available on-site for your convenience. Human and doggie drinking fountains are also provided, so that everyone can stay cool on hot days.
Before you bring your four-legged BFF to Blanche, make sure they're up to date with their vaccinations. Aggressive canines and female dogs in heat are not allowed in the dog park, and all pups are not permitted to set paw in the adjacent children's playground.
For leash-free exercise and play in Miami, you can't go wrong with Blanche Park!