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Tampa is one of the best cities for dog parks in America, according to new ranking

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Tampa is a dog-friendly city, and it was just named the 4th best city for dog parks in the country by LawnStarter. To come up with their ranking, LawnStarter compared 98 of the biggest U.S. cities based on Access, Quality, and Climate. More specifically, they factored in the number of dog parks per 100,000 two-legged residents, visitor ratings, and historical weather data, among eight total metrics.

Our city ranked 7th for dog parks per 100,000 residents, and 6th for top rated dog parks. Tampa boasts 16 beautiful “Barks & Recreation” operated dog parks. Here’s full guide to spots to bring your pooch:


  • Angus Goss Dog Park, 4601 N Central Ave, 33603
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr, 33602
  • Davis Islands, 1002 Severn St, 33606
  • Deputy John Kotfila, Jr Memorial Dog Park, 626 N Raymond Ave, 33602
  • Gadsden Park, 6901 S MacDill Ave, 33611
  • Giddens Park, 5202 N 12th St, 33603
  • Herman Massey Park, 1002 N Franklin St, 33602
  • James Urbanski Dog Park @ Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave, 33614
  • Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard, 33606
  • Madison Street Dog Park, 1224 E Madison St, 33602
  • New Tampa Rotary Dog Park, 17301 Commerce Park Blvd, 33647
  • Palma Ceia Park, 2200 Marti St, 33629
  • Picnic Island Dog Beach, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd, 33616
  • Rowlett Park, 2401 E Yukon St, 33604
  • Queenie’s Dog Park @ Waterworks Park, 1710 N Highland Ave, 33602
  • Washington Street Park, 118 N 12th St, 33602

There are also 242 dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa, Florida (18th-highest), as well as 62.5 pet stores and vet offices per 10,000 establishments (39th-highest).

The beautiful stretch of Bayshore Boulevard, Curtis Hixon Park, the Tampa Riverwalk, our plethora of breweries and more make our fantastic city a paradise for pups. Our own Tampa International Airport has a pet relief area, as well. 

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