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Barkham Dog Park at Markham Park

Though somewhat off the beaten path, Barkham Dog Park at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL, is worth the trek. It is located within the 666-acre park, Markham Park. You'll find fenced, small and large dog sections to explore together. The area includes Bermuda sod, walking paths, fountains, and more. The park has a wash area, benches, shaded seating, clean up bags, agility equipment, restrooms, and is fully fenced with double gated entrance and drinking fountains. There is a per person and per dog fee to use the park. You do have to present a rabies certificate if you are not from the state. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Barkham Dog Park at Markham Park has received a rating of 3.2 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Amanda
    Jan. 4, 2022
    Not the same

    I’ve been coming to barkham my entire life but within the past couple years things have changed. More fights have been happening, the people are pushy and rude, they discriminate against dog breeds, and they charge a lot. Not only do you have to pay to enter Markham park itself (per person and per dog) but you have to pay to enter the dog park. In order to get into the dog park you need a pass which you must buy from the office.. the dogs are not allowed in the office however. Just outside the dog park gate there is a large sign posted discriminating against a list of “aggressive” dog breeds and mixes. It states that they must be kept muzzled and on leash… AT AN OFFLEASH DOG PARK!! On top of that, the dog park goers are unbearable, constantly pushing their fad dog diets and politics on you. They don’t pick up after their dogs or even watch them really because the dogs get into fights and no owners come rushing to break it up. My dog got attacked by a couple dogs and the owner of the other dogs just stood there smiling. If you are a looking for a good, free dog park nearby I would suggest Steven L. Josias

  • Veronica
    Aug. 29, 2021
    Great local park

    This is my dogs fav spot close to home. Its clean and has a large fenced in area for large and small dogs. There is a lake behind it that is always full of iguana's and my dog goes crazy watching them. You do have to get a pass but I'm ok with it because it means that they maintain it clean and every pet has had their vsccines.

  • Dana
    More than a year ago
    Disappointed

    We drove all the way out here only to find that you have to have a pass to enter.

  • Deb
    More than a year ago
    Fenced in park

    The dog park is all fenced in. Gators can't get in it besides the gators are not walking around. The gators stay in the water.

  • Crash
    More than a year ago
    Gators?

    Good luck finding water in FL THAT DOESNT HAVE GATORS. NOTHING TO FEAR BUT KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DOG.

  • K9rotehexe
    More than a year ago
    Small dog section

    I usually go there on the weekends with my little ones. Usually everyone there keeps an eye on thier fido but once in a while there is an owner that is more into socializing themselves then thier dog. Lately I have noticed a lot of new people and some extra piles building up. If I see someones dog going potty I just point it out and I expect the same if it was one of mine. I wish they had a few more agility props there. My little one loves to use them. The only thing I ask is if your dog is causing problems and starting fights you should be correcting that behavior and not ignoring it. Why should the people with the calm dogs have to deal with your out of control pet? Sign up for a training class somewhere or take your pet for a short walk before bring him or her in... that would be very helpful.

  • Paper Chasin'
    More than a year ago
    straight.

    guy above me is retarded... your in south florida of course there is gators. Supervision is key, which you should be doing all the time btw. but gators will not just approach and attack. anyways, the park is beautiful and a great natural protected area :] .

  • KItti
    More than a year ago
    Great Open Park

    I was nervous taking my 8 month old Lab Chow, but I finally did last weekend and we have been back 3 times since. Friendly people, Friendly Dogs. I did see some piles of dog poop, but when I and the others that were there cleaned up after our dogs.

  • Jventurero
    More than a year ago
    GATORS

    Can't say much because I haven't taken my dog. Just a friendly warning...... GATORS, GATORS, GATORS. If you look at a map, this park borders the Florida Everglades. Many have told me they see gators in the lakes from time to time. I refuse to take my child to a bar-b-que to this park, and I keep more of an eye on him than I do my dog. What do you think?

  • Katie
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful park but no one picked up their POO

    This is a such a beautiful park. It's a shame that NO ONE picked up after their dogs. Their was poop everywhere!

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