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Dog-Friendly Parks In and Around Little Haiti

Amit Bhuta

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Feb 6 9 minutes read

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Who's up for a quick immersion in the rich history, vibrant culture, beautiful parks, and delicious, mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine of Haiti-- without having to pay for X dollars of plane fares and accommodations? 

I bet Fido is!

Dog lovers, Miami's Little Haiti is PUP-APPROVED!

Take a trip north of downtown Miami, where Kreyol conversations, Konpa dance music, and the spicy, caramelized pork griot aroma fill the subtropical air. 

You're in Little Haiti, Miami, home to the destination's Haitian community and one of the city's many vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods!

The quaint-but-up-coming community stands out as the PERFECT mix of everything Miami-- culture, nightlife, diversity, art, and history. 

And if that isn't amazing enough, this small neighborhood is just a stone's throw away from bustling downtown Miami, Miami Design District, Wynwood, Midtown, and Upper Eastside!

And whatever you do, don't forget to include Little Haiti's array of parks! You'll find a few spots to bring Fido in and around the quaint community!

Here's a list of dog-friendly parks in and around Little Haiti.

1) Lemon City Park (Top-Pick!) 

27 NE 58TH ST, Miami, FL 33130

If you're looking to go on a nice stroll with Fido in your time at Lemon City or Little Haiti, as most tourists call the neighborhood, come to Lemon City Park, the ultimate after-school hangout!

At Lemon City Park, visitors can take advantage of an expansive basketball court, sitting areas with barbecue pits, green spaces for outdoor play, and a recreation center. 

Dogs are allowed in this park on a leash.

Other park amenities include a kids' playground with shelters, large shade trees, and a scenic view of the lake.

2) Pullman Mini Park 

24 NW 49 ST, Miami, FL 33127

A small, well-kept park within Little Haiti, Pullman Mini Park is a passive nature spot in the middle of a neighborhood street where you can take Fido and the family on your trip to the neighborhood.

At the park, you'll find picnic tables and barbecue grills, a playground for the kids, and large shade trees you can use as cover from the warm Miami sun. 

A soccer goal is also available in Pullman Mini Park, so don't forget to bring your ball! 

Dogs are allowed in this park on a leash.

3) Buena Vista Park

5250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

A small park that exudes vibrant and fun energy, Buena Vista Park is a local hangout to bring your pup, a 3-minute drive via NW 54th St and N Miami Ave from Little Haiti.

The city park boasts a basketball court, recreation center, kids' playground, picnic tables, and restrooms. 

It is where most residents socialize and relax with family, friends, and their dogs. 

You'll often see a bulk of visitors during mornings for a walk and after-school hours for the park's youth programs and seasonal camps in Buena Vista Park. 

Drop by the park with your dog in tow, but don't forget to pack its leash! 

Pets without one won't be allowed on the premises otherwise.

4) Morningside Park (Top-Pick!)

750 NE 55th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Situated in nearby Morningside, located north of Downtown Miami and within the general Upper East Side area, Morningside Park is another dog-friendly park you can visit when in Little Haiti.

The cozy park near Biscayne Bay is brimming with activities for all ages, including facilities like basketball and tennis courts, a swimming pool, a football field, a boat rental, and designated picnic areas. 

It also offers kayak rentals, sailing water sports on weekends, and children's camps during summer, winter, and spring. 

For a relatively small fee, sailboat rentals are available, on which you can make entertaining cruises around Biscayne.

And the good news? 

You can share this paw-some moment with your furry companion since Morningside Park allows dogs on leashes! 

You won't even notice the park is from another city since it's so close to Little Haiti!

5) Manatee Bend Park 

465 NE 77th Street Rd, Miami, FL 33138

On the banks of the historic Little River, wedged up against the bustling neighborhood of Miami Ironside, sits a patch of grass where you can lie about and let your dog run around. 

Welcome to Manatee Bend Park, a 1.2-acre park with open green spaces and fields right on the river, with tall trees that cover more than half of it under shade. 

Here, dog lovers and their pups can stroll its small, partly-shaded looping concrete trail, perimeter sidewalk, and a concrete trail that follows along the river's edge. 

It offers benches along the edge of the grass and a rocky shore that descends into the water.

One of the best features of this park is the fact that you can view manatees at this park. 

With picnic tables and benches available, there is plenty of room to sit and relax on the shore, where you can view hordes of sea cows relaxing in the water.

Due to this, doggie visitors must remain on a leash while at Manatee Bend Park.

6) Roberto Clemente Park

101 NW 34th St, Miami, FL 33127

If you're craving the outdoors, nothing beats a memorable visit to Roberto Clemente Park, Wynwood's only pocket park, a 5-minute drive from Little Haiti!

A large plot of grass with amenities stacked around it, the famous park is open to humans and pups to explore and enjoy. 

Roberto Clemente Park is fully fenced-in, surrounded by calm streets and lanes of family neighborhoods, so you're sure to have a quiet and secluded time with your furry pal while you're here. 

Once inside, a perimeter sidewalk trail encompasses the area, with plenty of shady spots to relax and sit under to rest. 

Its western side is the most open, with a large grassy field with two baseball diamonds.

Meanwhile, the park's eastern side also has grassy fields that offer spots for Fido to play in the grass. 

Some benches line the pathways, too, where you can sit and enjoy the sights of the park.

Other park amenities include a playground, basketball court, football field, picnic tables, an outdoor sports area, and a recreation center.

Don't forget to bring your pup's lead-- Roberto Clemente Park only allows dog visitors on a leash.

7) Legion Park (Top-Pick!)

6447 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33138

A vast park only a 4-minute drive from Little Haiti, Legion Park is home to the famous Legion Dog Park, where you can bring Fido for an off-leash adventure in Miami.

At Legion Park, you'll have seven acres of open spaces for your pup to explore-- on a leash. 

The park also has picnic tables & barbecue areas, a boat ramp, outdoor gym equipment, a kiddie playground, and a dedicated dog park with a drinking fountain where your dog can enjoy free play with its furry pals. 

Best of all, Legion Park is on the waterfront, which sets the mood altogether!

8) Albert Pallot Park 

3808 NE 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Another quick drive from Little Haiti, six minutes, to be exact, is the Albert Pallot Park in Midtown, home to a massive M-shaped domino sculpture that seems to welcome you back onto the mainland.

Folks say hello to Jose Milton Park at E. Albert Pallot Greenspace, a design-forward green space perfect in its simplicity: a well-manicured, thoughtfully planned lawn with a winding path, a playground, a kayak ramp, and a stunning, unobstructed view of Biscayne Bay. 

The 3-acre park offers a large grassy area for picnics and a concrete area right before the water with benches to sit. 

You'll find your fair share of dog walkers, rollerbladers, and kids on the playground, especially during the late afternoons.

Bring water bottles to share and doggie clean-up bags to keep this park pup-friendly. 

And remember-- your fluffy friend needs to be kept on a leash throughout your visit!


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