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Pet-Friendly Things to Do

Enjoy fun filled days without having to leave your hound behind. The Palm Beaches have a great selection of pet-friendly things to do.

Dog Parks

Dog Parks are rapidly appearing across the nation and The Palm Beaches are home to many beautiful grounds through Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation.

 

Lake Woof Dog Park

Be sure to check out the new Lake Woof Dog Park located in John Prince Park in Lake Worth. This four-acre grassland is equipped with five fenced-in enclosures with three separate sections for small, medium, and large dogs, five covered gazebos, multiple dog wash stations, and several water fountains. The dog park even features five recognition brick sites to commemorate a special pet in your life. 
Amenities:

  • 1 small dog section
  • 1 medium dog section
  • 1 large dog section
  • 2 dog sections (closed- used on a rotation basis for rest and maintenance)
  • 5 gazebos with benches
  • Dogipot Pet Stations with plastic bags and waste receptacles​
  • Drinking fountains with pet fountains attached
  • Pet washing station (large enough to accommodate 2 dogs)​
  • Trash receptacles
  • Restrooms
  • Nearby parking

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset
Closed: Thursdays 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm for maintenance

Location: John Prince Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Canine Cove Park

Located inside Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park just west of Boca Raton, Canine Cove features:

  • 2 large dog sections (one open at a time on rotation basis for rest and maintenance) 
  • 1 medium dog section
  • 1 small dog section 
  • 4 gazebos 
  • Drinking fountains with pet fountains attached 
  • Shaded benches 
  • Dogipot Pet Stations with plastic bags and waste receptacles 
  • Pet washing station (large enough to accommodate 2 dogs)
  • Nearby parking

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset
Closed: Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm for maintenance

Location: Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33498

Dog Park at Lake Ida

This popular dog park in Delray Beach features:

  • 2 large dog sections (one open at a time on a rotation basis for rest and maintenance) 
  • 1 small dog section 
  • Double gated entry 
  • Paved dog wash station 
  • Fido fountain 
  • Dog bag dispensers 
  • Covered trash cans 
  • Restrooms 
  • Parking 
  • Benches
  • Nearby parking

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset
Closed: Thursdays 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm for maintenance

Location: Lake Ida West Park, 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Pooch Pines

Positioned west of West Palm Beach, Pooch Pines features​:

  • 2 large dog sections (one open at a time on a rotation basis for rest and maintenance) 
  • 1 small dog section 
  • Double gated entry 
  • Paved dog wash station 
  • Fido fountains 
  • Dog bag dispensers 
  • Covered trash cans 
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded sitting areas
  • Benches
  • Nearby parking

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset
Closed: Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm for maintenance

Location: Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Cinquez Park

Cinquez Park is a 13-acre park located in Jupiter. It features:

  • Separate fenced dog run areas for small dogs (=30 lbs.) and large dogs (>30 lbs.)
  • Covered and shaded benches
  • A dog washing station

Hours: 7:30 am to Sunset
Closed: Wednesday until 12 pm for maintenance.

Location: 2183 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

Everyone wants their pooch to run loose, but there are certain restrictions dog owners must follow for their fur babies to get along. We encourage you to use the correct dog park etiquette: picking up after your dog, keeping your dog on a leash until you are in the permitted off-leash areas, and paying attention to your dog to ensure they aren’t playing too rough with the others

Shopping

Don’t let your pet hold you back from shopping till you drop… simply bring them along for the day! The shopping districts in The Palm Beaches are very pet-friendly.

Worth Avenue


Take a stroll down Worth Avenue and when window shopping gets the best of you, stop for a drink at one of the four dog-watering fountains around town. This shopping mecca boasts some of the best brands in the world, including Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Lilly Pulitzer, and Neiman Marcus.

Address: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza

You will also want to visit the Royal Poinciana Plaza, an architectural gem with a mix of boutiques surrounded by a lush courtyard with fountains. There, you can treat your four-legged friend to the royal treatment. Just look for the Royal Pups decal on the storefronts to know which stores are pet friendly.

Address: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza
Courtesy of The Royal Poinciana Plaza​

Downtown at The Gardens

Downtown at The Gardens is a pedestrian-only outdoor mall featuring boutiques, restaurants, special events, and a movie theater. All of it with a pet-friendly atmosphere! 

Address: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

downtown at the gardens

Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic Avenue (or “The Ave”) is the center of the action in Delray Beach. This lovely avenue is filled with an eclectic blend of unique shops, fabulous boutiques, and restaurants—many with outdoor seating options. Stroll around with your furry friend and enjoy a charming ambiance with brick-paved sidewalks, live oaks, royal palm trees, decorative streetlamps, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Address: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Delray Beach Atlantic Avenue

Dining

While you are out and about in The Palm Beaches, stop by one of the pet-friendly restaurants so you and your canine can refuel.

Boston’s On The Beach

Boston’s on the Beach in Delray is just one example of the pet-friendly places to eat in The Palm Beaches. Their covered Pooch Patio and Pooch Menu featuring pet-friendly Bowser Beer is a hit for dogs and their owners. 

Address: 40 South Ocean Boulevard (A1A) Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Darbster

Just north in West Palm Beach is the vegetarian restaurant Darbster. Named after the owner’s late poodle, Darby, this eatery donates all profits to the Darbster Animal Rescue Organization. Bring your pup to this pet-friendly place, sit on the shaded patio, and enjoy the vegan dishes knowing your bill goes to a great cause.

Address. 8020 South Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Proper Grit

If you are looking for a dog-friendly brunch, Proper Grit at The Ben is the place for you! The Ben, Autograph Collection, is an adventure-inspired West Palm Beach hotel overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Have brunch or lunch at the on-site restaurant Proper Grit, and bring your dog with you!

Address: 251 N. Narcissus Avenue First Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Proper Grit dinner table
Courtesy of The Ben West Palm Beach

Cielito Artisan Pops

Located at Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Cielito Artisan Pops serves fresh, delicious popsicles in over 46 flavors. They have sorbet pops, ice cream pops, vegan ice cream pops, as well as doggy pops! The perfect frozen dog treat for your beloved pup made with fresh fruits and sweeten with honey.

Location: 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Cielito Paletas

Beaches

The Palm Beaches have also a couple of beach spots dedicated to your four-legged friend. Check out our dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter and Boca Raton.

Places To Stay

The Palm Beaches boast a plethora of pet-friendly places to stay, including resorts, hotels, campsites, and B&B. Many of them offer pet-friendly services such as dog sitting and walking, grooming, in-room dining, puppy gift bags, and more.

**Hero photo courtesy of PBC Park

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