It's exciting enough when a dog park has separate enclosures for large and small dogs, but Doggie Days Dog Park at Crest Lake Park in Clearwater has the unique distinction of having four separate areas.
In addition to large dog (35 pounds or more) and small dog (20 pounds or less) areas, Doggie Days Dog Park also has a separate area for medium-size dogs (20-45 pounds), and an area where all dogs are welcome. This all-dogs enclosure is the largest of the four and is great for dogs with a lot of energy. It's also a pawfect option for pups who tend to make friends who are larger or smaller than they are. If your Chihuahua makes better friends with Great Danes than with Shih Tzus, then this park is definitely for you.
It's really a park for everyone—shy small dogs can run with dogs of their own stature in the popular small dog run without feeling like they're missing out. Each of the four areas at Doggie Days Dog Park benefits from the park's beautiful landscaping and views of the lake shimmering in the background. All of the off-leash areas have ample grass to cushion your dog's paws. Each area also has the necessary amenities, including secure double-gated entrances, leash hooks, trash cans, waste bag dispensers, water fountains, and benches for human comfort. Mature trees provide shade throughout the park.
Dog park rules include bringing no more than three dogs per person, not bringing female dogs in heat or puppies under four months of age, and being ready to intervene if your dog misbehaves. You should only bring your dog if they are healthy, vaccinated, responsive to your commands, and not dangerous to other people or dogs.
For a change of pace, there's a great paved walkway by the lake where you can take your dog for a leashed walk before or after playing in the off-leash area. There are docks, pavilions, and shady groves to explore. Many species of wading, water, and shore birds are frequent visitors to the park.
Come to Doggie Days Dog Park at Crest Lake when you're in the mood to have fun in the sun, enjoy beautiful scenery, and make new friends. After romping in the large off-leash enclosures, your dog is sure to return home tired and happy.