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Dog-Friendly Parks In and Around Golden Beach

Amit Bhuta

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Jan 31 10 minutes read

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Take a memorable dog-man tour to one of the million-dollar communities in Miami-Dade County, offering waterfront luxury living at its finest! Golden Beach is a town like no other, and it's a pet-friendly destination to put on top of your list!

Covering approximately 1.8 square miles, Golden Beach is a quaint but affluent community bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, and north by the City of Hallandale Beach.

It is among the oldest municipalities in the county, having been incorporated in 1929, almost 92 years ago. 

With its convenience to fine dining, cultural centers, professional sports venues, and world-class shopping centers, most will agree that "Golden" is a name that best suits this waterfront neighborhood.

And to top it all off, it's got an array of parks in and around its perimeter that welcomes four-legged locals and visitors with open arms!

Here's a list of dog-friendly parks in and around Golden Beach.

1) John Tweddle Park (Top-Pick for Residents!)  

107-13 Golden Beach Dr, Golden Beach, Florida  33160

Named the 'ultimate' in Golden Beach's array of parks, John Tweddle Park is a place to visit with your pup if you're living or visiting a Golden Beach resident!

Recently renovated, the park now features an upgraded kids' playground, new tennis courts, basketball courts, and an expansive green space with shade trees. 

And best of all, it has its own dog park where you can play with your dog off-leash! 

Just be sure to bring its lead, as all other parts of John Tweddle Park require dogs on leashes.

Other park amenities include sand volleyball courts and a covered picnic area for a quick family lunch or relaxing under the warm sun.

2) Heritage Park (Top-Pick!) 

19200 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Nestled in Sunny Isles Beach, a 4-minute drive from Golden Beach via Florida A1A N, Heritage Park is a must-see-and-enjoy recreational spot for dog lovers in the area!

Boasting four acres of park and play space, including two playgrounds, a Veteran's Wall, fountains, a water play area, a stage for events, a large open lawn, and spacious public parking, it's a dream spot for outdoor lovers looking to engage in an array of activities in one place! 

And the best news for dog owners is Heritage Park has a dedicated leash-free dog area for their pups!

The dog area, located on the south side, is a haven for furry visitors looking to run around and socialize with fellow dogs. 

It's fenced, too, so you won't have to worry about Fidos on the loose! 

Please note that Heritage Park doesn't allow dogs in all other areas.

Other park amenities include a water play area, picnic tables, benches, free WiFi, restrooms, vending machines, and a community shuttle service.

Don't forget your dog's leash!

3) Bone Zone-Senator Gwen Margolis Park (Top-Pick!)

17815 N Bay Rd, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

A famous 2.84-acre park in Sunny Isle Beach, only a 7-minute drive from Golden Beach via Florida A1A N, Senator Gwen Margolis Park is another doggie-safe space you can visit with Fido when you're in Golden Beach!

At Senator Gwen Margolis Park, fun outdoor activities with the family are endless! 

It features a soccer field, a shaded playground with equipment for toddlers and older children, picnic tables, and seating areas. 

It's also known for its 'Bone Zone,' a fenced-in leash-free dog area located north of the park.

At the dog area, pups can roam around until they tire out and meet a new friend or two while they're there.

Please note that Senator Gwen Margolis Park doesn't allow dogs in all other areas. You must also bring a leash for your dog to enter the park.

Other park amenities include picnic tables, free WiFi,  and a community shuttle service.

4) Joseph Scavo Park

900 Three Islands Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

For more dog-friendly parks near Golden Beach, look to Hallandale Beach's Joseph Scavo Park, the first completed park in the city's Wide Parks Master Plan!

The park features restrooms, a playground for kids, several fitness trails, basketball courts, picnic areas, and TWO off-leash dog areas-- one for large dogs and the other for small pups. 

The park's fenced dog area includes seating for owners and is big enough for running and mingling with other furry visitors. 

There's also a drinking fountain for dogs within its perimeter. 

Please note that dogs are not allowed in all other areas of Joseph Scavo Park and must be on leashes when entering and exiting the off-leash areas. 

5) Golden Isles Park

500 Egret Dr., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Another newly-renovated dog-friendly park on nearby Hallandale Beach is Golden Isles Park, an 8-minute drive from Golden Beach via S Ocean Dr.

At Golden Isles Park, visitors can enjoy a basketball court, pavilion, picnic areas, a fun and colorful playground for kids, a walking track, and of course, two expansive off-leash dog areas for dog lovers bringing their pups!

The two dog areas are designated for large and small dogs. Like in Joseph Scavo Park, the areas are fenced and have seating for owners. 

It also has a dog poop bag dispenser for your pup's waste.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in all other areas of Golden Isles Park and must be on leashes when entering and exiting the off-leash areas.

6) Haulover Beach Park

10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154

Located ten minutes from Golden Beach lies Haulover Beach Park, a 177-acre urban park between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The beach park is known as one of Miami Beach's premier dog-furiendly beaches, attracting people and their pooches from all over the world to its sandy shores!

Yes, folks, there are tons of fun to be had at this paw-some beach! 

Take a stroll on the nearby dock or enjoy a picnic at tables. 

Or, if you're looking for an expansive space your dog can enjoy, visit Bark Park, an off-leash dog park in Haulover Beach Park. 

It features fenced large and small dog sections, drinking water, and clean-up bags for your convenience.

But that's not all!

If you're looking forward to swimming with your canine, you have come to the right place! 

You'll find a dog-friendly designated beach area between Lifeguard Towers #2 and #3, available from 8 am to 3 pm. 

Just be sure to keep your dogs on a leash until they're safely in the designated off-leash dog zones of the park and beach.

7) Northeast Regional Dog Park (East Greynolds Park)

16700 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Another nearby dog-friendly park you can bring Fido to is the Northeast Regional Dog Park inside North Miami Beach's East Greynolds Park, 10 minutes away from Golden Beach.

A highly-rated, 1.76-acre park popular among dog owners in the area, Northeast Regional Dog Park is divided into two main sections: one for small dog breeds and another for larger ones. 

The two areas are fenced and shaded and include site furniture and washing stations to clean and cool off your pups.

The Northeast Regional Dog Park also features water fountains for owners and their canines to enjoy after playtime and plenty of shaded benches throughout the park. 

Sit back, relax, and watch as your dogs roam freely in the open, tennis ball-covered fields!

Just take note that the dog park and playground can get a little swampy, and there are several tempting mud puddles around the park, so make use of the hosing stations to ensure that your pup doesn't stain the back seat of your car on the ride back home!

8) Oleta River State Park (Top-Pick!)

3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33160

A 1,043-acre state park on Biscayne Bay, in the municipal suburb of North Miami, Oleta River State Park is your best bet when looking to go on an adventure with Fido in tow!

Best news? 

This park is only a 12-minute drive from Golden Beach via Florida A1A N!

Enter through the gates of Oleta River State Park, and a feeling of tranquility will wash over you as you emerge into the world of tangled, tidal mangroves inside this protected river estuary. 

Considered Florida's largest urban park, Oleta encompasses more than 1,000 acres of greenery set against Biscayne Bay, ideal for kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, and camping. 

At this park, you can bring your pup on the trails and campgrounds with no fuss, but be sure to put it on a leash to avoid mishaps, especially in wildlife areas.

Remember to bring pet waste bags and throw them away in the available trash cans throughout the park. 

Cleaning up your dog's waste is mandatory at this park. 

Also, dogs are not allowed on the beach area of Oleta River State Park.


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