Winter Park is one of the best areas for dog walking in Winter Park, possibly all of Orlando. Winter Park has at least a dozen parks to chose from. It’s essential to walk your dog on a regular basis, and it benefits your dog’s health and well being. According to a survey, dog owners revealed that walking their dog made their dog happier, more energetic, relaxed and de-stressed. Having a daily walk with your dog also has a positive impact on the owners as well. Did you know that Dog owners are 34% more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking in a week compared to non-dog owners. Dogs keep their owners satisfied and vice versa. Here are the top parks in Winter Park for dog walkers:
Mead Botanical Garden – 1300 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, Florida 32789
Mead Botanical Garden is one of Winter Park’s hidden gems. It is a 47.6 acre park that offers a variety of facilities. Among those is an amphitheater, butterfly garden, boardwalk, and a bike trail. The park is large enough to encompass several different ecosystems and is an ideal place for nature lovers. The garden is listed on the “Great Florida Birding Trail.” Amenities: picnic tables, one pavilion, one amphitheater, one dressing room building, one community garden, one Discovery Barn, one recreation center, two restroom buildings, and a bike trail.
Mead Botanical Garden also has an amazing nature center. Find out about news, hours and updates.
Cady Way – 2525 Cady Way Winter Park, Florida 32792
Located by the Cady Way Trail, Cady Way Park is a very active area in the Winter Park area. The park includes rental softball fields, open tennis courts, a playground and access to the Cady Way Trail. Amenities: Picnic tables, four tennis courts, two softball fields, one playground and one pool.
Phelps Park – Phelps Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phelps Park is a community park that offers a variety of facilities for all ages. This lively setting features playground equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts and pavilions available for rental. Phelps Park also has paved parking, restrooms and picnic tables. It is ideal for family parties. Amenities: Playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, pavilions, restrooms and picnic tables.
Shady Park – 721 New England Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789
Shady Park, centrally located in the lovely historical Hannibal Square. Shady Park features park benches and a tranquil sidewalk pathway. It is perfect for reading a book or hosting a special community event. It also includes a “spray play” water feature, so your pup can cool off on a hot summer day. Shady Park is located next to the community center.
Ward Park – 250 Perth Lane Winter Park, Florida 32789
Ward Park is an athlete’s dream park. Most of the 66.44-acres is dedicated for baseball/softball fields, soccer/multi-purpose fields and a football/track stadium. A state-of-the-art, disabled-accessible playground is on the property which was made possible by a community-build program coordinated by KABOOM with corporate sponsorship from Sprint and Easter Seals of Central Florida.