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Dog-Friendly Parks near Fisher Island

Amit Bhuta

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Jan 30 9 minutes read

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A sliver of an artificial island famous for expensive real estate and top-notch amenities, Miami's Fisher Island is the perfect example of an ultra-private island PARADISE. 

And while this gated community is not just open for ANYONE, it's nearby a few dog-friendly nature spots worth your while!

The elite luxury oasis, with a total of only 216 acres, sits at the southern tip of Miami Beach and east of downtown Miami, across Biscayne Bay

It boasts a convenient distance from the shores of Miami at only three miles and is a stone's throw from the sophisticated glamour of South Beach.

The island is only accessible by an exclusive ferry or private boats and helicopters. 

Exuding exceptional luxury and exclusivity on the sparkling blue waters of beautiful Biscayne Bay, despite being only MINUTES from the mainland, you'll be considered lucky if you ever get a glimpse of this ultra-private residential neighborhood

Nonetheless, dog lovers will be happy to know that Fisher Island is only a 7-minute ferry ride from familiar family-friendly destinations, WELCOMING dogs and 'hoomans,' resident or otherwise!

Here's a list of dog-friendly parks near Fisher Island.

1) Fisher Island Dog Park - Vanderbilt Park (Top-Pick For Residents!)

Fisher Island, FL 33109

If you're a resident with furry family members to look after, bring them to Vanderbilt Park, a quaint nature spot that offers an expansive open area just for the Fidos of Fisher Island!

Accessible to locals, the park boasts views of Biscayne Bay and green spaces to explore. 

It also has separate times for large and small dogs. While Vanderbilt Park doesn't have a lot of amenities, it has enough space for Fido to walk, tire out, and enjoy! 

Don't forget to bring a leash when you visit!

2) South Pointe Park (Top-Pick!)

1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At the southern tip of South Beach, located a few minutes from Fisher Island, is South Pointe Park, a beautifully landscaped park with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Government Cut, and Downtown skyline. 

At South Pointe Park, you'll have access to the beach, an array of walking trails, picnic and barbecue areas, benches, a cafe, and an off-leash bark park. 

There is also a mini water playground perfect for cooling off on a warm day, complete with a jungle gym and lush landscaping!

Meanwhile, take a stroll along the park's 20-foot wide promenade for photo-worthy views and see Fisher Island across the water as yachts pass by and continue to South Pointe Pier. 

The 450-foot pier is a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals to fish and watch kayakers, surfers, and Jet Skiers. 

It has viewing stations, turtle-safe lighting, recycling bins for fishing lines, and places to cut bait and wash freshly caught fish.

Explore South Pointe Park's winding paths, where you can run, bike, rollerblade, or skateboard. 

You can also enjoy quality time with your toes in the sand at the park's beach, where you can surf, play volleyball, and paddleboard!

While you can bring your pup to the bark park on the western side, all four-legged friends must be leashed in all other areas. 

Pets are not allowed on the beach.

3) Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park 

225 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At the south of Ocean Drive is another picturesque and tranquil park for outdoor lovers and dog owners who want to avoid the crowds-- Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park.

While the park isn't as famous as South Pointe Park, Hobie Island Beach Park, or Haulover Beach Dog Park, it offers a safe space for a calm, leashed stroll with your pup at its entrance and is adjacent to the beach for some sun and fun on the sand. 

Other park amenities include an expansive playground for the kids, choice spots for a picnic, a lengthy bike/walk path, and benches for relaxing.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park is also nestled between South Point and Art Deco Drive, so you'll be close to an array of restaurants and hotels, convenient to folks visiting from Fisher Island!

4) Lummus Park (Top-Pick!)

1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Occupying the beachfront, from 5th to 15th Street, Lummus Park is a 74-acre public urban park and one of South Beach's hidden gems located a few minutes from Fisher Island.

While dogs aren't allowed to set foot on the actual beach, they're free to roam leashed on the park's walkways and grassy areas 24/7, with one of the paved walkways running parallel to the beach! 

Lummus Park is also perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and fitness, all of which dog owners can do after a fun stroll around the park perimeters. 

Other amenities include playgrounds for the kids, benches, umbrellas, and chaise rentals.

If your pup loves walks, this ten-block stretch in South Beach is for you!

5) Flamingo Park (Top-Pick!)

11 Street & Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139

Nestled in the heart of South Beach is a 36.53-acre park that dates back to 1950 that your pup will love to explore!

Welcome to Flamingo Park, a famous South Beach recreational destination with a beautifully landscaped state-of-the-art aquatic facility, a world-class baseball stadium, basketball courts, handball/racquetball courts, a memorial football stadium/running track, and soccer and softball fields. 

Yes, folks, this park is jampacked with activities, and best of all, it has a bark park for canine visitors too!

The dog park has two separate areas, one opened at a time, to continuously serve the users. 

The bark park serves as a social setting for owners to let their dogs off-leash, but remember to clean up after your pup and maintain them on a leash in all other areas of Flamingo Park.

Water is available in the runs, so Fido can grab a drink when needed. 

The property is also home to agility and training equipment and a bike and walking track, where Fido is welcome to join his family on a lead. 

Complimentary poop bags are available on the premises. 

Other park amenities include a tot lot/playground and a tennis center. 

6) Canopy Park

701 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Canopy Park, Miami Beach's new three-acre community park situated between the 600 and 700 blocks of Alton Road, is now open to the public and their dogs! 

And the good news? 

It's only minutes away from Fisher Island!

At Canopy Park, visitors can enjoy open greenspaces shaded by native tree species, pedestrian trails, and bike paths, an outdoor gym, a dog run, an expansive children's playground, and public art displays. 

Designed with sustainability in mind, Canopy Park reflects how landscape architecture can serve as a green resiliency solution for coastal communities with a host of environmentally conscious features, including a Maritime Hammock, bioswales, and a 25,000-gallon cistern to conserve and manage rainwater.

As for its four-legged visitors, they'll have their slice of heaven on the park's designated ovular lawn!

An environmentally conscious nature spot for outdoor lovers and pups? 

Who can resist this beauty?


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