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1895 Veterans Park Drive
Naples, FL, US

Rover Run Overview
Hours: Dawn till dusk
Cost: None
Rover Run is located at Veterans Community Park. It is the only dog park in Collier County. Small and large dogs have separate fenced-in areas.
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Rover Run in Naples, FL, US has an average rating of 3.1 based on 16 member reviews.
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It's a great place as of OCT 2012
Jim in St. Louis
Just moved to Naples from Colorado, and I'm appauled by the negative reviews? I have a pitbull and french bull dog, who absolutely love this park. Of course there is sand and trees and under growth, it's a dog park. My dogs don't care about mud, sand, or getting dirty. They actually don't notice anything except for the company of their fellow K9 friends. I've met incredible people at this park. The park relies on the clean it up yourself model, so help each other out. It has a lot of room, shade, and a clean water source and small kiddie pools for the pups. I have several hundred pictures of multiple dogs interacting, of all breeds and sizes for a reference if anyone disagrees. To all the people bashing this place, what do you expect for dogs? Gold bowls, Perrier water, and red carpet? My dogs have a grass yard to play in, they want sand to dig or roll around in, basically they want to be a dog.
 
Nice park
Carol in Naples
Very nice park, dogs love it and so do we!
 
gone to the dogs, its a good thing
dan in plymouth ma
I spend winters in Naples and bring my 2 dogs to Rover Run and THEY always have a good time.Its a great plavce for dogs to socialize as well as their owners.Remeber the place is taken care of by volunteers so instead of griping, pitch in and help
 
Check it out
Bill in Naples
New landscaping, grass, etc. make this a great place for dogs to have fun and socialize (and their owners too).
 
Fabulous Dog Park
Marianna in Naples
We just went to Rover Run for the first time and it was amazing...beautiful landscaping and grass... the small dog area they just put in more grass so there isn't as much dirt...but I am in the big dog side and it's fantastic...def wear your bug spray...but the dogs loved it! So many areas to investigate with all the palm trees... I think, people need to give this dog park a higher rating...far better than what we had up North! Love Rover Run!!!!!
 
Not bad
Steve in Naples
Not too bad at all. My dog has a blast here and there is some good people to talk to. Problems start when one guy brings his huskies. He doesn't stop his larger one from attacking other dogs. And when the Mexicans come with their Pitt bulls they don't stop them from attacking either.
 
Great place for my big dog
Kristy in Bonita Springs
My dog loves coming to this park :) It is nicer and more spacious now that they trimmed up the trees and bushes. I wish there was more grass, but its still a great place to take your dog. I've never had a problem bringing my dog here.
 
Fun
Joe in Naples
God, there are so many grouchy old people here. It's just a park. These old farts are more worried that the dirt may track back into thier Mercedes. A dog doesn't care if he's running on grass or dirt. If it's such a problem, do something about it! I then,agree there should be more places for dog owners to take thier dogs in Naples. My suggestion is to take your dog to the politicians homes and let your dog crap on thier lawn. Just kidding.
 
Renovation?
Sue in Naples
When Lugnut was killed money was raised to renovate the dog park. Does anyone know if this is happening?
 
Not a dog friendly town!
Kim in Naples
Why is Naples such a NOT dog friendly town? What is the problem? Maybe people would be nicer, kinder and more compassionate if they learned to love dogs the way they should be loved
 
Awful
jen in naples
This was a horrible experience for my dog, he was just playing with some other dogs who weren't being watched by their owners and some alpha/bully decided to chomp on his ear and puncture it. $300 later we won't be returned to Rover Run. Watch your dogs people, its not that difficult.
 
proud citizen
Lyn in Naples
Don't know what's happened but the lack of maintenance is alarming. The trees and undergrowth need trimming, the lawns mowing and resodding and the entire park needs to have some TLC. Can't imagine how or why this has occurred. Certainly hope someone in authority will see that the situation is funded properly so these delinquencies can be amended promptly. Many of us in Naples do care.
 
Terrible!
Carmen in Naples, FL
This park is extremely sandy, dirty, and very small. It is also not safe, we had our car broken in to when we came on a Saturday afternoon. The new dog park close to downtown is a much more pleasant experience.
 
revolting
brock in naples
its just l;ike what they said and everything is true about it
 
Nasty
Bill in Naples
2009-How a city/county that is so wealthy and budgets millions of dollars for landscaping and its maintenance would allow a "Park" to be as bad and as nasty as the one in Veterans Park is beyond belief. As a Veteran I’m offended they would call it “Veteran’s Park.” We live within 3 miles of this park but drive 17 miles to the Estero Dog Park. Naples & Collier County’s Park Departments should be ashamed and embarrassed.
 
Awful
Matt in Naples
2009-Naples' only dog park (only park where dogs are allowed PERIOD, on or off a leash), and it's absolutely disgusting. Not maintained, a lot of sand and mud where there should be grass. It was so bad we left after about 5 minutes. It's a shame that there is nowhere else in Naples where a dog owner can bring their pet(s) to let them run around.
 
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