Charlotte County dog parks offer over one acre of fenced-in land where your K-9 friend can behave like an animal! There are dog friendly water stations, bag stations and trash cans for your depositing convenience and small fenced-in area as an alternate for small dogs. The following dog parks were created as a place for people to enjoy their dogs, off-leash:
- Katherine Ariens Dog Park: 22410 Glass Lane, Charlotte Harbor
- Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Paw Park: 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood
Many families cannot afford the luxury of providing quality park time with their dogs, separate from the time they can spend with their children. If you choose to bring your child to the park, it is very important for your child's safety that you supervise your child closely. The safest place for your child is standing by your side or holding your hand. If you choose to let your child play within the dog area, please read the Dogs in Parks Rules. We invite you to join us for some quality K-9 time.
Charlotte County dog-Friendly parks are a place for people to enjoy their dogs on-leash. With a little safety and knowledge of the Dogs in Parks Rules, you and your furry loved one can enjoy a day at the park!
Charlotte County dog-friendly parks with designated areas for walking your dog on a leash are:
- Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park: 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood
- Bayshore Live Oak Park: 23157 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte **
- Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park: 1688 Gasparilla Road, Rotonda
- Centennial Park: 1185 Centennial Blvd., Port Charlotte
- Harbour Heights Park: 27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda
- Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park: 501 Donora Street, Port Charlotte
- Ollie's Pond Park: 18235 Avon Ave., Port Charlotte
- Oyster Creek Environmental Park: 2333 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34224
- Port Charlotte Beach Park: 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte**
- Randy Spence Park: 4333 Kerrigan Circle, Port Charlotte
** Dogs are not permitted on beaches or fishing piers per County Ordinance: (Ord. No. 98-070, § 14, 12-1-98; Ord. No. 2000-033, § 2, 9-26-00; Ord. No. 2012-023, § 1, 6-12-12)
Dog friendly parks are a place for people to enjoy their dogs on-leash. The preliminary application serves to notify Charlotte County Community Services of your proposal and allows us to make sure the site is appropriate for consideration. We will review your proposal according to the threshold criteria below. If your application passes preliminary review, you will be asked to develop a full proposal; if your proposal does not meet these criteria, it cannot be considered.
To be considered, a proposed site must:
- Not be in a park that is a designated landmark or listed on the State or Federal register of historic places.
- Not be in a natural area under active management or in an environmentally sensitive area.
- Not conflict with existing park uses, in a way that creates safety issues, nuisance issues or conflict with approved exclusive use agreements.
- Non-County owned property will not be considered.