Downtown Daytona Beach
Fun For Fido
Accessible by a foot bridge off of Beach Street, the Daytona Beach Dog Park opened in October of 2012. The City invested about $20,000 to transform Manatee Island into a haven for dogs and their families. It’s great to see that Downtown Daytona Beach is becoming so dog friendly. It’s great for locals and visitors who travel with their canine kids. I’m seeing lots of outdoor restaurants on Beach Street allowing dogs, so you can grab a bite, then take the dog for a stroll and play at the dog park.
There Are No Bad Dogs, Just Cranky Ones
When you enter the park you’ll see the rules for you and your canine, and if you follow the paw printed sidewalk it’ll lead you to the fenced area where dogs are allowed off leash. There are two fenced sections, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs, there is also a penalty pit for cranky dogs in case FeFe or Tiger get naughty. Outside the fenced area everybody needs to be on a leash.
Surrounded By Water
In addition to the foot bridge, there is also a floating dock if you happen to be boating with your dogs and need a land break. Take time to walk around the island and see the natural amphitheater, playground for your human kids, and lots of peaceful pick-nick sites surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are bathrooms for humans also.
Parking is free on Beach Street right by the Josie Rogers house, which is the only residential house. It’s now an environmental learning center open daily.
See you at the Beach!