Kenneth Myers Bayside Park sits right on the water in the center of Coconut Grove, Miami's oldest neighborhood. It's the perfect walking park, with a paved path that runs its length and connects each end of the park to the features all around it. You can keep your walk contained to the pleasant palm-shaded path, continue east past several marinas to City Hall, or go west to take in the sights of glitzy hotels, trendy restaurants, and the open-air CocoWalk shopping mall.
For pups who want nothing more than the feel of grass under their paws, Kenneth Myers Park serves its purpose well. While part of the park is dedicated to outdoor fitness machines, most of it is simple open lawn, with lots of space to romp and run. Just remember that you'll need to keep your pup on a leash here and clean up after them. The park provides trash cans and waste bag stations, though it's always a good idea to bring some of your own in case the dispensers run out.
There's a lot to see in this simple park, not even considering how much people- and pup-watching there is to enjoy. Boats departing from the adjacent Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Seminole Boat Ramp, and Dinner Key Marina are constantly passing across the waters in front of the park. Steel animal sculptures by artist Fredrick Prescott lend the park a playful, whimsical feel. Just be careful and avoid touching or leaning on them—some people have been injured by the heads of the kinetic sculptures, which are designed to move on windy days.
Kenneth Myers Bayside Park is paradise for puppy walkers. You can continue along the network of walking paths and sidewalks that start in the park well beyond its boundary, continuing your waterfront walk along a network of city-maintained spaces and manicured lawns in either direction. If you're looking to enjoy lovely scenery while getting in a good, long walk with your best friend, there's no better place to start and end your day than Kenneth Myers Park.