Dog Friendly Activities in Osprey, FL

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Osprey, and 29 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, 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 Osprey.

Pet Friendly Oscar Scherer State Park
Oscar Scherer State Park Parts of Oscar Scherer State Park are dog-friendly! The 1,381-acre park is a great spot to view Florida scrub-jays and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed in the campground and visitor recreation areas. Several campsites are not pet-friendly, so dog owners should call ahead before arriving. Pets are not allowed in buildings, on playground equipment, rental canoes, on the swimming beach or in the lake. Admission varies by vehicle occupancy and time of day. Oscar Scherer State Park is open from 8am to sundown year-round. See Details
Pet Friendly Bay Street Park
Bay Street Park Bay Street Park is a pet-friendly park in Osprey, FL. This 19-acre area features picnic facilities, restrooms, unpaved walking trails, and a one-acre, off-leash dog park. The dog park has two separate, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs to play. Both sections offer dog exercise equipment, water fountains and shaded seating for dog owners. Leashed dogs are welcome in all other areas of the park. See Details
Blackburn Point Park Blackburn Point Park in Osprey, FL, is a dog-friendly bayside park divided in three parts. Enjoy a boat ride with Fido along the Intercoastal Waterway to your favorite fishing spots. The center area is home to marine life and features a 2-mile paddling loop in Little Sarasota bay. Dogs must be leashed at all times. The park features boat ramps, canoe/kayak launches, picnic shelters with grills, a fishing pier, restrooms, and short, paved trail. See Details
Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) The Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice 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 Osprey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Red Bug Slough Preserve Red Bug Slough Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Sarasota, FL. There are several trails that you can enjoy with your pup, some of which afford views of a small lake. There are two picnic shelters were you can share a snack with Fido. Be aware that you may encounter alligators during your visit, so keeping your dog leashed is imperative. Please clean up after your pets to help protect the flora and fauna. See Details
Brohard Paw Park Brohard Paw Park is the only beach area in Venice, FL, where dogs are welcome. This dog-friendly beach offers doggy and human drinking fountains, dog showers, fire hydrants, leash posts, picnic tables, and benches. Please observe the posted signage stating where the dog beach ends. See Details
Paw Patch Dog Park at Creekwood Park Paw Patch Dog Park is a fenced-in, 2-acre off leash dog park located at Creekwood Park in Bradenton, FL. The park features a doggie drinking fountain, waste bags, pavilion, and an enclosed area for small, fragile or elderly dogs. The park is closed for maintenance on Tuesday mornings from 7am until 11am. See Details
Bayfront Park and Marina Bayfront Park and Marina is a dog-friendly recreational area in Sarasota, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome on a shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. The park also offers picnic areas, restrooms, public art, and more. See Details
Arlington Park Dog Park Arlington Park Dog Park is an off-leash area located within the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex in Sarasota, FL. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs to play. See Details
Ann Dever Regional Paw Park Public dog park with small dog, big dog and smaller dog area. The bad dog area is a future agility area. Very large fenced areas for dogs to run. Limited shade. Water available. Nice park, with lots of grassy area. Grass can get high sometimes in wet season. See Details
Lakeview Paw Park Everything we could have asked for to make our pooch, and thus...us, happy while traveling and not knowing where to let her run off leash. 2 acres of fenced in shade for dogs over 20 lbs., plenty of water bowls, hose, doggie pools provided....and lots of tennis balls all over! Park has a smaller area for puppies and dogs under 20 lbs. Very pleasant discovery! Highly recommended. See Details
17th Street Paw Park 17th Street Paw Park is a great off-leash dog park in Sarasota, with water, shade and everything else your pooch needs to play! See Details
Dog Friendly Historic District West Dearborn Street in Historic Old Englewood is a mostly dog friendly shopping area. Street includes antique stores, cafes and some historic buildings, like the hardware store and barber shop. Farmers market. Most are pet friendly for well behaved leashed dogs. Quaint area for a stroll. Most businesses closed Sunday and Monday. Special events held throughout the year such as the Classic Car Gathering the first weekend of the month, and Pioneer Days Parade and events on Labor Day. Halloween is a very special time where the street is closed and businesses participate in "Safe Walk" Leashed dogs welcome to outdoor events. See Details
Bone Appetite From gourmet baked goods to toys and apparel and strollers, you are sure to find the right pet supplies at Bone Appetite. Dogs are welcome. See Details
St. Armands Circle St. Armands Circle is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to wander around the outdoor sections of this shopping mall. Here, you'll find an array of shops, restaurants, salons and spas. St. Armands Circle is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Woodmere Dog Park This off-leash park in Venice is a great spot to exercise your pet, and includes a shade structure, benches, mutt mitts, separate areas for small and large dogs, and water stations. See Details
Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park Pets will love playing off-leash at this fenced Bradenton dog park, which includes separate small dog area, drinking water, and benches for owners to rest on. See Details
Sarasota Farmers Market Sarasota Farmers Market is a dog-friendly Farmers Market in Sarasota, FL. Established in 1979, this market has won numerous awards for their events and available stands to shop from, including Southern Living Magazine naming it the number one farmers market in Florida. They provide the community with a connection to local farmers, artisans, and chefs, right in the heart of town. This farmers market is open every Saturday, 52 weeks a year, rain or shine. They love seeing Fido with you and welcome leashed, friendly pets. Please note that all pets must be kept on short, non-extendable leashes and no excessive barking is allowed. See Details
Sarasota Boat Tours Sarasota Boat Tours offer dog-friendly charters for an unforgettable experience on the crystal clear waters surrounding Sarasota, FL. Step aboard the Sylvan Tritoon for a memorable excursion with Fido. Tours vary in length from a 2.5 hour sail at sunset to a 6 hour cruise. Sarasota Boat Tours will need to know the number and size of your dog(s) at the time of booking. Due to the warm climate, morning boat tours are recommended if bringing pets. See Details
Payne Park Payne Park in Sarasota, FL is a dog-friendly park, home to the Payne Park Tennis Center, Skate Park, Circus Park, Café, and Amphitheater. Take Fido on a stroll along the walking path, and stop for a snack at one of the picnic tables. Enjoy public art displays, a water feature and a disc golf course. See Details
Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park has over 420 acres of land, 50 acres for active use, 120 acres of environmental land, 136 acres north of the creek and 115 acres dedicated to Cedar Point Environment Park.

Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park is a sanctuary of old growth pines, scrub habitat and mature pine flatwoods with mangrove fringe along Oyster Creek. An observation platform and the boardwalk crossing Oyster Creek displays the variety of birds that utilize Oyster Creek and the surrounding mangroves.

Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park also includes San Casa, a 125 acre sanctuary that has old growth pines and scrub habitat.
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Venetian Waterway Park The Venetian Waterway Park is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Englewood! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Venetian Waterway Park. 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
The Canine Club Fenced in dog park with separate small and large dog areas. Water hose, kiddie pools, and covers pavilions. Park provides dog waste bags to keep the park clean. Nice size area. See Details
Venetian Waterway Park Venetian Waterway Park is a dog-friendly park in Venice, FL. The park features a dog park, benches, litter receptacles, dog clean-up stations, picnic shelters and grills, scenic ICW views and glimpses of wildlife along the 10-mile long, 10-foot wide linear trail for walkers, joggers and bikers. No motor vehicles allowed on the trail. See Details