Many agree that dogs are far more than just furry companions. They are friends who walk the path of life with their owners. It’s for this reason that many restaurants, shopping malls, and public parks are going out of their way to accommodate owners and their pets. Here are some of the best dog parks in Sarasota, providing a destination for creating memories together. Check them out with your canine friend. 

Dog Park at 17th Street Park

17th Street Park is recognized as one of the best dog parks in Sarasota, and an important part of the city’s social scene, with many of the area residents gathering to enjoy watching and playing games on their soccer and softball fields. Dogs can join in on the fun, with a part of the park sectioned off just for them! The on-site dog park has two sections to it: a big dog side and a small dog side. The big dog side has an agility course full of ramps, hurdles, and pause tables. Humans can cool off in the shaded pavilions while pets play to their heart’s content. While the entire park is dog friendly, this section is the only location where canines can go leash-less.

Dog Park at Lakeview Park

Lakeview Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream – everything from disc golf to waterfront access is offered here. When you’re done spending the day on the water, or while you’re waiting to meet someone for lunch, take your furry friend over to the Dog Park here. Like 17thStreet Park, the sectioned off area is separated into two sides for big and small dogs. It’s also the only place in the park where pups can run around leash free. Let your pooch make new friends while you enjoy the park or meet your neighbors!

Dog Park at Woodmere Park

As one of the best dog parks in Sarasota, this park is a hit with both pets and their owners. Humans will appreciate the rental space, the indoor gymnasium, and the exquisite bird watching that can be done on the hiking trails, but pets will go crazy over the fenced off Paw Park. The space that’s sectioned off for canines has sides for both big and smaller dogs to enjoy running around with pups of their own size. Water stations ensure that dogs can refresh themselves to play more, and the amount of space is the perfect size for pets to stretch their legs. While dogs can run around here unleashed, they can explore the hiking trails, the picnic shelters, and the shaded playground while they’re leashed with their humans. Speaking of, humans flock to the two tennis courts, the horseshoe pits, and the indoor gymnasium located here as well.

A modern lifestyle should accommodate anything that those who live it bring, and that includes their animals.  One condominium tower in Sarasota has taken an extra step and dedicated an entire floor to the care and concern of pets.  BLVD Sarasota, now under construction, will have a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with multiple amenities. A full-service grooming facility is also on-site for BLVD’s furry residents. 

Construction progress at BLVD Sarasota is well underway! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool and a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos. 

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy. 

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