Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove and West Kendall District Park offer separate areas for small and large dogs to play off-leash.
The West Kendall Park is practically a doggie theme park with water sprays, play equipment including tire and window jumps.
Tropical Park, in the west Miami area, has a spot called the Bark Park where there's separate areas for small and large dogs as well.
Perrine Wayside Park is a three-acre park designed for dogs,complete with a lake where they can swim. It has separate areas for small and large dogs, too.
At Haulover Beach Park, there is also a dog park and special "Dog Beach Days". In those days, on the beach between Lifeguard Towers 2 and 3, across from Dog Bark Park.
Hobie Beach Park, on the Rickenbacker Causeway on the way to Key Biscayne, also allows dogs to play on the beach off-leash.
If your dog likes to shop, he's also welcome at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, including inside some stores and sidewalk cafes.
Small dogs in strollers, carriers or in owners' arms are welcome at The Falls at South Dade. Stores that welcome dogs.
Miami Beach has a "bark beach" open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday just east of the North Shore Open Space Park .
One of the favorite places to take dogs in Miami Beach is Lincoln Road Mall. Dogs are welcome at most sidewalk cafes.
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