The Tampa is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country. Breweries, bars and restaurants have all worked hard to create patio areas so that you can bring your four-legged friend wherever you go.
Tampa currently has nine off-leash dog parks.
These parks include: Lettuce Lake, Curtis Hixon, Giddens, Palma Ceia, Al Lopez, West Park, Gadsden, Davis Island and Logan Gate. The Dog Park at Hyde Park looks to round that number out at 10.
Tampa considered the most pet-friendly city in the U.S.
When Sparefoot ranked Tampa as the top pet-friendly city in the U.S., they noted that our city had the most dog parks per capita, along with an abundance of dog-friendly shops and boutiques. Their results were gathered from research by Wallethub, Zumper and Realtor. The addition of this park looks to elevate our already blossoming reputation in the state and country.
Dogs are meant to lead active, social lives. Having a plethora of off-leash dog parks in the city ensures that all pet owners can provide their pups the kind of exercise and socialization they require. Courier City Oscawana and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association and other local neighborhood groups are coming together to build a dog park in South Tampa.
Massive new park would provide much needed off-leash space in the burgeoning Hyde Park area.
Plans call for a 22,000+ sq. ft. large dog park and a 10,500 sq. ft. small dog area complete with drinking fountains, shade structures, an 18″ by 18″ seat wall, restrooms and a pump house. The park is set to be located along West Swann Avenue and Crosstown Parkway meet. They’re still currently in the planning stages with the city of Tampa.
You can help make this park a reality by becoming a pawtner. The Dog Park is currently accepting donations. All those who donate will be able to have their name permanently etched into the Hyde Park neighborhood. You can learn more about the project on their website and by following them on Facebook.