Picture of City of Naples Dog Park (Central Bark), a dog friendly attraction in Naples, FL. Photo by @creepycute.
City of Naples Dog Park sign
The main building for the dog park is in the background.
Picture of City of Naples Dog Park (Central Bark), a dog friendly attraction in Naples, FL. Photo by @brookielackey.
Picture of City of Naples Dog Park (Central Bark), a dog friendly attraction in Naples, FL. Photo by @creepycute.
City of Naples Dog Park sign

Description

Naples Dog Park is at Riverside Circle near the intersection of Central Avenue and Goodlette-Frank Road. The park's site is on the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Central Avenue. The park is within walking distance of downtown. The park is approximately 2.5 acres and has separate off-leash areas for large and small dogs, benches, water fountains for both man and beast, a shaded structure, dog washing stations, poop-bag dispensers, waste cans and plenty of running room.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Naples Dog Park has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 15 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    Large & clean

    Nice big park. We stopped while visiting family in the area. Big & small parks. Both people & dogs were friendly. Owners were respectful. The one dog that needed close supervision was kept in line by its owner. Water with built in slow draining dish which was nice. 2 plastic baby pools can be filled. Shaded covered benches. Mostly a large open area. We’re not big on dog parks but all the pups there seemed calm & knew the routine.

  • More than a year ago
    People do not respect the rules

    People are supposed to have resident tags to enter and many do not. People let their very small children and dogs run loose in the big dog area....not a convenient place given all the traffic you have to go through to get there.

  • More than a year ago
    My Doggy Paradise

    This is a very nice park. It is well kept and a safe friendly place for dogs to play off leash. I have been coming here since I was 3 months old. I love it here because all my friends go here , they have water bowls and a fountain, a dog wash and toys!! The people are pretty nice too!.

  • More than a year ago
    Our favorite in Naples

    Of the two in Naples, this one "seems" to have the better behaved dogs and humans. This may be because the dogs are licensed, maybe it's location, or whatever. There's water, benches and shade. The grass in the middle area (where most of the dogs seem to play is completely gone and has been covered in wood chips which works out pretty well. Away from that central area there's plenty of grass. This park (actually both dog parks) get VERY busy late-afternoon and early-evening. If possible, I suggest you go at some other time.

  • More than a year ago
    Fun but keep an eye out

    my wife and I have visited the park dozens of times. Every experience is different. Sometimes our two Golden Retrievers have tons of fun, other times they stop playing to avoid some rough players. Some owners bring their dogs and don't care how they interact with other dogs--so we just leave. So sometimes it's hit or miss for us. Otherwise great place for dogs to run around in! except after it rains...mosquitos and muddy dogs are a bad combo.

  • More than a year ago
    ms.

    It's a great park. Some more benches in the sun & shade would be nice & also a rest room would really be convenient.

  • More than a year ago
    WATCH YOUR STEP

    The dog park itself is nice. And it's a great place for dogs and people to socialize. When some of the people are socializing, they are not watching their dogs. I sit on the bench & see plenty of people not picking up after their dogs. Funny thing is, they immediately dont watch their dogs when the dogs 1st come in & are most likely to relieve themselves.
    It would be nice if people would be more considerate and pick up after their dogs.

  • More than a year ago
    Ms.

    The dog park itself is fantastic, particularly the wash down area. Most everybody & their dogs are friendly and considerate. Recently, I am noticing owners who prefer to not watch their dogs and not pick up after them. That's disappointing, but I guess goes with the territory. Much thanks to the wonderful people who financed the dog park.

  • More than a year ago
    Best park in Naples

    I bring my puppy (10 month old shepherd) to the park almost every day if I can! She makes many friends and can meet new people - great for socialization! Most owners are very careful about watching their own dogs and picking up after them as well as still being friendly towards you and your dog. HOWEVER....BE CAREFUL about the very few dogs and dog owners who should not be there. For example yesterday there were 2 ladies with 2 pit bull mixes (I have nothing against put bulls but I know how they are if they are on the aggressive size). One dog was black and had a limp (you could tell it got into a few fights as it had lots of scars on it) the other was a golden color. These dogs decided to chase my puppy (who was scared to death of them) and while she was trying to run away from them they both ganged up on her and started trying to take her down by biting at her neck. The owners did nothing, but attempt to call the dogs over to them and then tried to say "oh, they aren't aggressive, they are just playing" - well when a dog is growling, chasing, and trying to take down another dog...to me that's aggressive! I had to take my dog and leave because they would not leave. I think they need to have someone whether its a volunteer or a worker to walk around every hour or so during the "busy" times to make sure there are no aggressive dogs in the park.

  • More than a year ago
    @pat in Maryland

    Any local vet in Collier County should be able to provide all your shots and a dog license, that should be enough to get you into any park in the State. Some shots are annual, some are bi annual, check with your local vet.

  • More than a year ago
    VERY nice!

    Great place for dogs. I have an American Bulldog and a Shiba Inu. Both very different in size and they both LOVED it! Very well kept. Even a shower for the dogs before you put them back in the car! GREAT!

  • More than a year ago
    How to get Dog Tags

    Hi! Could anyone tell me where to go for the Dog Tags and what I need (immunizations, of course). This is wonderful for the dogs of Naples, and those of us here for a few months.
    Many thanks!

  • More than a year ago
    great park!

    What an awesome park! This park is a dream come true for my big dog that lives in an apartment! It is clean, shaded, and comfortable for owners too! My dog absolutely loved it. Thank you to the people who planned and paid for this...it will be enjoyed by pooches for years to come.

  • More than a year ago
    A fun hang-out

    A beautiful new hang-out for dogs and their owners! The only thing needed is a Park tag which comes free after registering (also free)! Your dog only needs any county tag to apply! The small dog section needs more shade, but the city's planted trees that will provide that in a short few years. Dog water bowls could be closer to the ground but some don't seem to mind. Dogs and owners and friendly and helpful!

  • More than a year ago
    New Dog Park for Central Naples

    The park is still undergoing some finishing touches, but it's wonderful. We are so thrilled to have a dog park in the City of Naples.

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