The name Florida seems to be synonymous with "tourism." Everything in the state seems to be engineered to attract visitors, and give them ways and places to spend their money. In fact, everything from Disney World and Epcot Center to the bars of Key West are all geared toward tourists. And no matter where you turn in Florida, it seems like there is something that will require you to spend money.
Finding a good place where you can have a fun time without breaking the bank is very nice. And that's when a park-like Wa-Ke-Hatchee comes in. Wa-Ke-Hatchee Community Park is a 25-acre park that offers a complete Florida experience. There are play structures, tennis courts, and a basketball court, of course, but there's also paved trails, two ponds, and shaded benches to watch the local wildlife, including birds, turtles, small deer, and of course, alligators.
It is Florida after all. Among the things to see and do at Wa-Ke-Hatchee is a dog park, amusingly called Woof-a-Hatchee Park. Woof-A-Hatchee Dog Park is a sizable park. At three acres, it gives your buddy plenty of room to run, even if your dog is small or shy- there's a separate section that's nearly half an acre for dogs that are smaller than 30 pounds, or who are shy or elderly.
The Woof-A-Hatchee Dog Park at Wa-Ke Hatchee Park provides plenty of shade and multiple water fountains, which are extremely important in South Florida in the summer. There are also benches and complimentary poop bags that are provided, as well as a dog washing station so that you can clean up your furbuddy before heading back home. Be sure to bring towels!
Woof-A-Hatchee is a solid dog park, a great place for your four-legged friend to spend an afternoon. One of the most unique features is a new weather warning system, which alerts visitors whenever lightning is sensed within 10 miles of the park. Because this is South Florida, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable, and no one wants to be near metal fencing if a storm blows up.