About Dog Wood Park
Our off-leash park is a unique 42-acre (25 acres are currently fenced) private country club providing fitness, recreational, 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 play equipment such as tunnels.
Perhaps even more importantly, the off-leash park gives dogs a chance to socialize with others of their own kind. Regular off-leash exercise and play with other dogs will result in a healthier, happier, more well-adjusted dog.
Our off-leash park features the following amenities:
- Lake Bow Wow, a 2-acre swimming lake for dogs (with a fountain!)
- 25 acres fenced 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
- Barkham Woods, a 10-acre natural wooded area with nature trails around and through it
- Small dog area for dogs under 25 pounds with both sunny and shady sections, and Lake Fifi, a small dog swimming pond!
- Night dog: three lighted acres for use after dark (until 10 p.m.)
- Special Events: a one or three-acre separate area that can be rented for parties, festivals, or any kind of special event
- Kids ‘N Dogs: a separate area with playground equipment for kids of all ages and kid-friendly dogs
- Benches and swings for relaxing
- Hammocks for those into serious laying-back
- Picnic tables
- A doggie sand pile for climbing and digging
- Tunnels, tires, jumps and other fun exercise obstacles for the dogs
- Park-provided tennis balls
- Use of a full agility course (for safety reasons, use of the agility equipment is restricted to those who are taking or have taken an agility course)
Also at the park are raised self-service bathing stations, a doggie shop, agility training, and obedience training.
Newspaper and magazine articles that mention Dog Wood Park:
- Dog Fancy Magazine: America's Best Dog Parks of 2009
- Florida Times Union: Dog Wood Park
- Florida Times Union: Little Man: He's One Big Daddy
- Florida Times Union: Dog Park Collecting to Aid Storm-Hit Pets
- Delta Sky: Bark parks: where every dog can have its day
- Florida Times Union: Poodle talk is really what they enjoy
- Florida Times Union: Little flyball dog faced some big hurdles
- Florida Times Union: Paws in the Park walk-a-thon set Saturday
- Florida Times Union: Walking the dog, having fun, can help Humane Society
- First Coast News: Country's Largest Dog Park Opens in Jacksonville
- Florida Times Union: Pets Let Their Hair Down, Have Fun, Get Wet
- Florida Times Union: This Place Has Gone to the Dogs