Owners are required to carefully monitor all play time and to keep a leash with them. Florida state law requires that all dogs must be leashed when not in a designated off-leash zone. The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park is a public dog playground. To encourage all owners and their dogs to enjoy the facility, entrance to the park is offered free of charge. However, owners should note that there is a $5 parking fee.
The dog runs are well-stocked with many different amenities. Housed within the runs is a dog fountain which provides fresh drinking water for all dogs to enjoy. Also installed in the play areas is agility equipment. Poop bags are available via on-site dispensers. Owners are to assume all responsibility for pet waste cleanup and removal. Bathrooms are available at the nearby family-friendly Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is also home to many great recreational opportunities sure to appeal to every member of the family. The property offers stunning views of the Hillsborough River as well as a Pirate Water Taxi to ferry families to different nearby destinations. Also available at this park are walking trails, bike rentals, a concession stand, a playground, and a water feature called Mist Mountain for children to enjoy.
In accordance with Florida state legislation, all dogs enjoying the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park must be current on vaccinations. A city dog license is also required. Evidence of both must be displayed via dog tags on each dog's collar. For a fun day in the Florida sun, bring Fido and the family to visit the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park!