Dog-Friendly Parks

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A woman poses in costume with her dog at the Annual Woofstock held at the Canine Club in North Port, Fl.
Boy hugs his dog in North Port, Fl.
Dog enjoying a walk in the sun at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Fl.

The City of North Port recognizes a dog is more than a pet, it’s a family member. With that in mind, the city has designated 17 parks as dog-friendly, so you may enjoy time together. Before you play, please review all of the rules and regulations below. 

Bring your furry BFF and enjoy the following parks:

  • Blue Ridge Park
  • Butler Park
  • Canine Club
  • City Center Front Green
  • Dallas White Park
  • Highland Ridge Park
  • Hope Park
  • Kirk Park
  • LaBrea Park
  • Marina Park
  • Marius Park
  • McKibben Park
  • Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park
  • Oaks Park
  • Pine Park
  • Sumter Boulevard Linear Park
  • Veterans Park

Dog-Friendly Park Rules

The dog-friendly parks are available for use by both people and dogs. As such, the city would like dog owners to abide by the following rules:

  • Dogs must be kept on a handheld, maximum 6 ft. leash and under the physical control of the owner.
  • Dogs must be vaccinated and display current tags.
  • Dogs must be well behaved; dogs displaying aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs must be removed from the park.
  • Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds, courts, batting cages, or sports fields.
  • Dogs may not be tied to trees or other objects.
  • Pet waste must be picked up and disposed in trash receptacle.
  • Proper disposal of pet waste keeps the park clean and helps protect the waterways from fecal bacteria.
  • Littering is prohibited per North Port City Code and subject to fines.
  • Pet owners are subject to the Sarasota County Animal Control Ordinance.
For a leash free experience with your dog, visit the Canine Club, a city park created exclusively for dogs.