Rotary Park is adjacent to a wildlife preserve and includes a nature center, with facilities for pet owners, that host multiple programs regarding native plants, native animals, xeroscaping and water conservation. Wagging Tails Dog Park includes an area for small and large dogs, as well as several park benches and shaded areas for owners to socialize while their pets play off leash and interact with other dogs. Dog registration and an annual fee are required to use the city's only dog park. Completed forms and annual dues can be paid in the Rotary Park office from 8 am - 3:30 pm daily.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Waggin Tails Dog Park at Rotary Park has received a rating of 2.3 out of 5 bones by 21 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago

    We used to come 4-5 days a week because the dogs and owners were great, unfortunately, the condition of the park has gone done hill. After months of asking, they finally brought in new mulch, unfortunately, the mulch was full of biting bugs. People have literally gotten so many insect bites that they have had to seek medical treatment. It has gotten to the point that we can not go anymore. Last time we went, after picking up some bug bites, my dog ended up a bacterial skin infection. Now, they raised the annual fee with no improvements, I find it less and less apealing

  • More than a year ago
    We love the park

    We have been coming to this park since November and have met wonderful people and their dogs. Everyone has been friendly and the dogs seem to really like it there. My dog does get really dirty there because there is very little grass, it doesn't seem to bother him, but I think it's a little disgusting. I don't know what we could do to change this.

  • More than a year ago
    Glad to be a member

    Sad to see that this site, like a lot of society, is filled with haters, critics, and the "entitled" dog owners. I appreciate how hard the staff in the office works and the fact that the park is regularly maintained. It boggles my mind that some people will gripe and complain about paying a yearly fee. Thanks, Waggin' Tails. Keep up the good work.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Park

    I started going to the dog park a couple months ago as I inherited a large puppy and my fenced yard wasnt enough for him to get worn out. I go in the mornings early and have met the nicest people. They all get to know each others dogs and personalities. The dogs get worn out rough housing together all in good fun. My dog's attitude is so much calmer when he gets to go to the park. Only downfall is the grass is all gone and it gets very muddy when it rains. Something really needs to get done about that.

  • More than a year ago
    Another Cape Coral Disapointment

    This park is like all the other amenities the cape has to offer. Sadly it because we have a crooked town council that pockets all the money instead of supplying the good folks of the cape with genuine quality service, I'm moving.

  • More than a year ago

    We recently relocated to Cape Coral, and so decided to check out this park for our dog. We will NEVER be back, if I could rate it ZERO bones I would! This is the absolute worst example of a so called dog park that I have seen in this whole country! I travel extensively, and have been to hundreds of dog parks (literally) and this does NOT I repeat does NOT belong in the category of "dog parks". And then to charge for it too? OUTRAGIOUS!

  • More than a year ago
    Dog Owner

    It is time for Cape Coral to clean up this park . It is dirty. The grass hardly gets cut. the trees are not trim and The glass need to be strayed for the fleas and other bugs. The don't even sweep the sidewalk were you enter. The benches are not dog friendly. any dog can get their paws caught in them, Hey wake up it's a dog park. And we pay for it. I don't believe our Sweet little Mayor would take her dog they. Would you .

  • More than a year ago
    Dog Park?

    If the city and or county says dogs have to be leashed everywhere the. They have to provide an area to exercise a dog. Exercise is not done in a small yard were people are c Ceres about heir pooches getting dirty. To those people all I can say is: get a cat or a bunny, not a dog.
    Dogs are only agressive if bored, not exercised and not trained. Keep restricting the areas for dogs to be dogs and you will have more and more problems with "aggression".
    Better rule would be to spay and neuter and enforce people to keep their dogs exercised and walked!
    Everyone owning a dog should be educated on it too.

    Stop worrying about vaccinations, all those dogs in this parks jar barely bee seen wilderness so we're in your hide or condo would they ever pick anything up that they could pass on? This is a silly rule and only helps the pharmacy industry. Better spend your time and effort on educating people, increasing the space and keeping it up

  • More than a year ago
    Ninja Dog at Gate, Mound of Dirt & FLEAS!

    We were greeted at the gate by a ninja dog, who attacked our dog, who is a lover not a fighter, biting and pulling on her ears. When our dog ran, the other dog chased her, jumped on top of her and started biting her in the face. After we asked the owner to get control of her dog, she took the dog over to the large dog area, where he proceeded to terrorize all the large dogs. We keep our lawn treated and give our furry girl monthly treatments, so that she doesn't get fleas. She is also white and had just been bathed. Please tell us why we would pay to take her to play in a mound of dirt, where I immediately saw fleas on her white fur. No thank you! Where does the $15/$30 go? Needs to be sprayed and some artificial turf added.

  • More than a year ago
    Phantom Park Rangers

    I visit the Waggin Tails very often. Seldom have I seen a Park Ranger checking the Park. If and when someone does show up...they stay in their air-conditioned Parks and Recreation vehicles.. I can not get a job in Parks and Recreation....I am somewhat educated

  • More than a year ago
    Rules and Regulation not followed by Parks

    The Wagging Tails Rules and Regulation are NOT followed by the Park's people that wrote them. Stephen Pohlman, Parks and Recreation Director consistently sites non existing ordinance.....this fellow is out to lunch!!! Steve...GET A JOB

  • More than a year ago
    Poor park

    It's obvious the good reviews here are by cape leaders who continue to find ways to bilk cape residents from their hard earned dollars .first time to this park I could not believe I payed to my 15 dollars as I found the up keep very poor. Poop everywhere , more dirt than grass . I understand that it is the owners responsibility to clean up after their dog but if you pay a fee to have up keep done you would think it's being done.but you never get your money's worth in Cape Coral . Will not visit this park again. Will travel to a real city park over in fort myers for now on !!!

  • More than a year ago
    only park I use

    I like that they require up-to-date vaccines. The fee is fine (about 1.00 per month.15/yr). Really can you complain. The code keeps those not registered out. If my dog gets bit I know the other dog has its shots. peace of mind is worth 1.00 per month. It would be nice if they sprayed for insects.. that is the only thing that keeps me away.

  • More than a year ago
    Good Park

    This park is worth the money if your a resident or frequently around the Cape Coral area with your dog.

    I like the $30 fee. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for those of us who have a dog and want to exercise him. If your to cheap to pay $30 for a year, then don't go. When paying for the membership, they also make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations.

    The dog park although small has plenty of room for dogs to run around and play. They also provide fresh water for the dogs, poop bags, and toys. Many of the people within the park are very nice and talkative.

    A number is also provided to call the park ranger if any aggressive dogs cause problems.

  • More than a year ago
    My favorite Park

    It's a blessing to let my dogs run free and know they are safe to do so. It's very clean and the staff is wonderful. Mitsy, Ralph and Moe enjoy meeting so many friends and playing with old ones too.

  • More than a year ago
    Safe park

    Thankful vaccinations are checked to insure animals are healthy. No one else does it. Worth the $15 dollar yearly fee.

  • More than a year ago
    The Rudest pet patrol ever

    I was understanding that this was a public park Not a members only park. If so this needs to be noted in your advertising. I was approached by an elderly gent who stated there is a $$ fee to pay and a special code will be given to you to enter the park. I WILL NOT PAY A FEE TO ENTER A PUBLIC PARK so there you have it I will take my dog family else where.

  • More than a year ago
    Not Nice At All!

    Not very nice, and $30 fee?? Silly !!

  • More than a year ago
    old people spoil the park

    Too many old peolple think it is their park only for small dogs and are unfriendly about my wheatie who is only 28lbs-too small and not agressive enough for large section
    They also don't want to get mud on them
    They need to stay home and let the dogs asnd kids have fun- It is a Dog park not a senior center where everyone only sits and dogs cannot play
    The city needs to divide the lg park to be for 28-36 lb dogs. or there shoulkd be an attendant who realize dogs are dogs and not 4 legged pocket book kids.

  • More than a year ago

    With all the taxes we ALREADY pay in the Cape, why should we have to pay a fee for our dogs?? There's a nice park in N. Ft. Myers so we will just continue to go there.

  • More than a year ago

    Not pet friendly. Strict rules and small space. You have to pay to regsiter with the park, even though its "technically" public. The people are also very prejudice against certain breeds.

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