Dog Friendly Activities in Green Cove Springs, FL

There are 44 dog friendly activities in Green Cove Springs, FL. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Green Cove Springs, FL, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Black Creek Trail

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The Black Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Green Cove Springs! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Black Creek Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032592">TrailLink.com</a>.

Confederate Point Dog Park

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Locals rave about this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes benches, pavilions, plenty of waste disposal stations, doggie drinking fountains and separate small dog area.

Dogwood Dog Park

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Dogwood Dog Park is a 42-acre space (25 acres of which are currently fenced) that provides fitness, relaxation, and socializing opportunities for both you and your dog. Dogs can run off-leash to their hearts' content in a safe, controlled environment. The off-leash park offers both dogs and their people a variety of recreational and fitness amenities, including dog-swimming ponds, jogging/walking trails, and exercise equipment. Perhaps even more importantly, the off-leash park gives dogs a chance to socialize with others of their own kind. Dogwood Dog Park features the following amenities: a 2-acre swimming lake for dogs, 25 fenced acres with 6-foot chain link fence, huge fields for frisbee and throwing balls, a 4-acre shady area for those hot days, a dog shower for muddy paws, a 10-acre natural wooded area with nature trails, and a small dog area for dogs under 25 pounds with both sunny and shady sections, and Lake Fifi, a small dog swimming pond! There are also 4 lighted acres for use after dark (until 10 pm), a searate 3-acre area that can be rented for parties, playground equipment for dog-friendly kids, and a full agility course.

Fresh Prints Forest Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced private dog park, which gazebo and benches. Be sure to bring water.

Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog run, which includes a small dog area, drinking fountains, and fire hydrant.

Julington Creek Animal Walk

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This vetrinary facility includes a beautiful 9-acre off-leash dog park with wooded hillsides, agility course, doggie swimming pools, and more. Membership required.

Joe Pomar Park

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Park with Dog Park inside. Fenced area with water.

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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Visit the site where St. Augustine began in 1565 with your pooch at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. With more than 15 waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can visit the planetarium, visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park.

Veterans Park Dog Park

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This 3-acre area features separate fenced sections for large and small dogs. There are drinking fountains, a picnic shelter, Mutt Mittens poles, and plenty open space to enjoy playing catch.

Ed Austin Dog Park

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An 18 hole golf course transitioned into a family sports venue and exercise complex. Follow the old golf cart trail for a 1.75 mile walk or go into the 4 acres of off leash dog park.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

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The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Jacksonville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015486">TrailLink.com</a>.

Paws Park in Wingate Park

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Membership city dog park with large dog area, small dog area, handicapped parking, restrooms, automatic watering bowls, benches, trees, poop bag dispensers and waste bins. Park is closed on Thursdays for maintenance.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonant with the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangible evidence of America?s grim but remarkable history.

Poochie's Swim and Play Park

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Pets go wild for the off-leash fun at this private, fenced dog park, which includes agility equipment, small dog area, and even a pond for pets to swim in. Membership required.

A Ghostly Encounter

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Explore the otherworldly side of St. Augustine on A Ghostly Encounter tour. As you visit historic cemeteries and haunted buildings, you will hear tales of those who haunt the streets of the nation's oldest city. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you on your tour.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

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Choose from a wide variety of on-the-water adventures with your furry best friend and St. Augustine Eco Tours. You and Fido can enjoy kayak and sailing excursions as well as guided boat tours. Just make sure your pup is friendly and well-behaved.

Paws Dog Park at Davis Complex

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This fenced, off-leash dog park even has a pond where dogs can go for a cool swim on hot summer afternoons.

Spanish Military Hospital Museum

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Travel back in time... to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in. Discover untold history as our guides demonstrate ?cutting edge? colonial surgery techniques. Immerse yourself in another era- you've only explored all of St. Augustine once our guides have taken you back to colonial times.

Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park

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Two off-leash dog parks await your different sized pups. One for the big ones, and one for the little ones. Outside of the park, roam miles of trails with your four-legged friend.

Atlantic Beach Dog Park

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Dog friendly beach but must be on leash no longer than 12 feet long. Must pick up any poop.

Bone Appetit – A Pet Friendly Food Tour

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Bring along your favorite canine companion as you explore the diverse offerings of Saint Augustine with our expert, licensed guide. Treats and some special “Pet Stops” are included for your four legged friends. You’ll receive generous tastings on this foodie tour as we weave in the history of the city as it pertains to the food offered in our city. Learn about colonial pets and where they came from. An optional wine or beer pairing is available. Cost is $64 per person with one pet, $59 per person with no pets. Call ahead for tour times.

Oldest Wooden School House

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The Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum and Gardens is the oldest wood frame building in St. Augustine. Used as a school for the neighborhood children in the early 1800's and a guardhouse for soldiers during the Seminole War. Today you may tour the School House and learn the history and see what school was like in the 1800's. You and your furry companion can also enjoy our beautiful garden.

Colonial Quarter

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A small your space takes you thought the 16-18th Century of historic St. Augustine. Tours are offered throughout the day and are the big draw to the location (and worth the price).

Ravine Gardens State Park

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A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens. The Ravine Loop is closed to vehicle traffic one hour before sunset, but remains open for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The garden's peak flowering period is azalea season, late January to April. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The Roy E. Campbell Civic Center complex features a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms that are available for rent. Pets are allowed in Ravine Gardens State Park and on the multi-use trail system. They must be kept on a six-foot, hand held leash and well behaved at all times. Pets may not be left unattended at any time. Please pick up after your pet. Potty bags are provided at two locations in the park.

Atlantic Beach

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Dogs are allowed on the beach during the day and evening. Dogs must be on leash unless both adult and pet are in the water together (see below). Pet owners must pick up and remove dog waste from beach and dispose of properly. No dog shall be allowed off the property of its owner unless the dog is fastened to a suitable leash of dependable strength not to exceed twelve (12) feet in length. Such leash must be attached to a fixed object or specifically held by a person capable of controlling the animal. On Atlantic Beach if dog and owner are in the Atlantic Ocean together, the dog shall be allowed to swim unleashed and then immediately put back on the leash before returning to the beach. This does not include walking the dog in the water.

Jacksonville Beach

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Dogs are only permitted on Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash and have a current rabies tag. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs. Dogs are allowed anytime on Atlantic Beach, but must also be on a leash no more than 12 feet long.

Faux Paws

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Located right in the heart of historic downtown, Faux Paws is a small store that offers water bowls, apparel, and specialty pet gifts for pets and pet lovers.

Paradise Poochie

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Paradise Poochie is a pet supply store and bakery where well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to shop with their humans.

Neptune Beach

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Dogs are only permitted on Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash and have a current rabies tag. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs. Dogs are allowed anytime on Atlantic Beach, but must also be on a leash no more than 12 feet long.

Nocatee Community Park

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Multipurpose fields, pavilion, playscape, restrooms, tennis courts, Dog Park.

Deleon Shores Park

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Neighborhood Park, skate area, tennis court, 2 small basketball court, pavilion, multipurpose field, dog park.

Mickler's Landing

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Mickler's Landing features wooden dune walkovers, grills, off-beach parking, showers, and restrooms on the pink, coquina-sand beach. Leashed dogs are permitted on the beach.

Unity Plaza

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Home to dog-friendly restaurants, an outdoor amphitheater, and a future (2017) beer garden, Unity Plaza is a great place for the community to gather.

Paws Dog Park

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Members only -- for membership application see website Paws Park is a membership playground for dog owners and their dogs! Enjoy an off-leash dog park with a large-dog area, a small-dog area, watering bowls, benches, and an educational bulletin board. Handicap accessible.

Bark Boutique

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Bark is located in Historic 5 Points Riverside, one of the most dog friendly areas in Jacksonville, Fl. We first opened our doors in September of 2009! We are an Urban Dog Retreat, Boutique and Grooming Salon. Our products include Grain-Free foods, baked goods, awesome collars and leashes, chic pet beds and cozy blankets, stylish pet apparel, unique toys, sleek pet carriers, fabulous feeding bowls and grooming accessories and much more!

Art by Dar

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Offering pet potraits on slate or canvas in acrylics; I can paint anything I see as long as I have a good, clear photo.

St Johns County Beaches

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Beaches welcome dogs on leashes. Sunbathe, fish, or enjoy wildlife viewing along the 40-plus miles of pristine coastline and parks.

South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area

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South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area is located across the street from the South Ponte Vedra Fire Station, 2.25 miles south of GTM Research Reserve. Features include beach access, limited off-beach parking, picnic tables, and grills. Leashed dogs are permitted to enjoy the beach with their humans. For more information, contact Katie Martyn, (904) 209-0752.

Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

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GTM Research Reserve provides educational opportunities, hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, and a dune walkover in its more than 73,000 acres of protected land. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the reserve.

Scenic Cruise Of St. Augustine

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Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on tours at Scenic Cruise Of St. Augustine. Relax and enjoy a one hour and fifteen-minute cruise aboard the Victory III. The Captain-narrated tours offer a wonderful, dog-friendly way to view Saint Augustine’s historical landmarks and points of interest.

St. Augustine “Pup” Crawl

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Now you can bring along your dog for a historic pub tour of St. Augustine. You’ll also learn about pets throughout the ages here in America. There are “Pet Stops” just for them and most places will bring out water and treats for your pets. Cost is $49 per person with one dog, $44 per person with no dogs. Included is one glass of premium, craft or local beer, sangria, wine, or soda at each stop. Call (904) 392-7137 for tour times.

Pawsitively St. Augustine

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We’ll help you sniff out the history of this Pet-Friendly town on this 2-hour walking tour, as we tell you all about the history of St. Augustine and some of the Pet History of America over the years. We’ll even throw in a fun Pup Stop with treats for our four legged guests. We’ll be walking at a pups pace for about 2 miles so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Cost is $16 per adult and $10 per child 12 & under. Pets are FREE! Call ahead for tour times.