Dogs are great social mediators. Taking your dog for daily walks around your neighborhood is not only great for your health (and your pups!), it vastly improves your chances of getting to know your neighbors. I’ve met many great neighbors on my walks that I would have never likely crossed paths with otherwise.
Another great way to meet your neighbors (for both doggies and owners) is to take your dog to one of the leash-free parks in our West Broward neighborhood. Check out the city doggie parks in and around our neighborhood below. Most have free admission (or a nominal charge on weekends/holidays). Click the links for more information.
This approximately three-acre, fenced-in area, which opened just west of the entrance to Markham Park in March 2005, was designed as a space for dogs to play leash-free. It includes sections for both large and small dogs, and it was the first dog park in the county landscaped with Bermuda sod to provide a smooth, even, grassy playing surface.
Located at Seminole Park in the City of Plantation, the park provides five acres dedicated to man’s best friend. The park is home to the Plantation Canine Unit and features three distinct activity areas: a leash free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training and an area for smaller dogs (twenty-five pounds or less).
This outdoor dog park is open year round and includes shelters, covered benches, a dog wash area, drinking fountains, walking path, landscaping, and a parking area.The large dog area is officially named “Tam-A-Bark Run” and is designated for dogs weighing 25 pounds or more. The small dog area is known as “Wiggley Field” and is designated for dogs weighing 24 pounds and under.
Dog Park featuring separate fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs, as well as parking for 30 vehicles. There are individual stations providing additional exercise and recreation features for dogs.