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Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park

Dogs are welcome to play off-leash at the Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park in Tampa, FL. There's lots of space for pups of all sizes to romp, and there are separated areas for small and large dogs. The park features canine-friendly turf, climbing structures, tunnels, canine water fountains and bench-style seating. A majority of the park is shaded thanks to its location below the Selmon Expressway. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Linnea
    Sep 15, 2023

    I’m sorry I have tried to give this place a fair shot. Have been here a handful of times with my dogs and each time there is dog dookie EVERYWHERE, smells strongly of urine, and pet owners are either breathing down their dogs backs or not watching them at all. I witnessed a fight the first time I was here and I should have stopped coming back then. Noise of the highway is also a little loud too but that is to be expected because it’s literally under a highway. WAY better dog park options!

  • More than a year ago
    Friendly and shaded

    At the time that Panic and I came here it was great! The dogs and people were friendly. The park attracts younger group of dog owners and not so much of the retired generation. There was some poop here and there but not terrible as other parks. The shade was great and the road above us wasn’t loud at all. I am definitely planning on coming back. The time we went was a weekday around noon. I can’t say what it’s like on the weekend yet.

  • Dom
    Mar 8, 2022
    Nice but filthy

    it’s a convenient location and pretty nice size but a huge warning flag is how dirty it is. by dirty I mean there’s always smeared poop on the ground. I wouldn’t even mind if they leased a steam cleaner or gave us access to one but it’s a great location we’ve met some nice dogs there and people but I always am grossed out after we leave and must at least wash my dogs paws before coming inside as it can get gross. willing to say it has high 4.5/5 potential if cleanliness is improved.

  • Ariella
    Jul 8, 2021
    Dogs had fun

    Visiting Tampa from NY I had two dogs with me and we stopped here one morning for the dogs to play. It’s a decent dog park with shade from the underpass and various obstacles for the dogs to play around and on. The turf wasn’t filthy but I can see how it would be hard or not cleaned after a dog with soft stool. The dogs obviously did not care. They had a blast.

  • Andrew
    Feb 11, 2020
    Great Idea But...

    DOg owners ruin it for everybody by bringing sick dogs and not picking up. The turf is filthy and would never bring my dog back.

  • Forrest
    Nov 10, 2019
    Great Community

    This park is great. They have a small dog and large dog area. It is under an overpass so no need for sunscreen. Everyone is friendly. They have bags and water. This place was relaxed and close to other great outing opportunities. Tampa Bay is very dog friendly.

  • Ashley
    Nov 18, 2018
    Great Park!

    This is the best park in the area - under the highway so it’s shaded. Large play area for big and small dogs. There’s no water features but water fountain access. Agility equipment is nice too. I’ll definitely be back!

  • Amerigo
    Jan 24, 2018
    Great Idea

    Pros: Agility features, all shade, big/small

    Cons: Lack of water features

  • Jamie
    More than a year ago
    Fun and Shady

    This dog park is AWESOME! So big, room to sit while the pups are playing, water provided, and it is under shade so you never have to worry about being too hot. Loved it!

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