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Dog Friendly Parks and Restaurants of Charlotte County

Charlotte County dog parks offer over one acre of fenced-in land where your K-9 friend can behave like an animal! There are dog friendly water stations, bag stations and trash cans for your depositing convenience and small fenced-in area as an alternate for small dogs. The following dog parks were created as a place for people to enjoy their dogs, off-leash:

Dog Parks

  • Hounds on Henry Street, 557 W. Henry St. Punta Gorda
  • Edgewater Paw Park, 22410 Glass Lane, Charlotte Harbor
  • Ann Dever Regional Paw Park, 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood

City Dog-Friendly Parks (leashed and on sidewalks)

  • Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
  • Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
  • Nature Park, 1623 Aqui Esta Dr., Punta Gorda
  • Ann Dever Regional Park, 6791 San Casa Drive, Englewood
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park , 23157 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte
  • ​Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park, 1688 Gasparilla Road, Rotonda
  • Harbour Heights Park , 27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda
  • Kiwanis Park , 501 Donora Street, Port Charlotte
  • North Charlotte Regional Park, 1185 O’Donnell Boulevard, Port Charlotte
  • Ollie’s Pond Park, 18235 Avon Avenue, Port Charlotte
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte
  • Randy Spence Park 4333 Kerrigan Circle, Port Charlotte
  • Other linear and harbor parks in Punta Gorda, and in front of IMPA. Note: Dogs are not allowed at Ponce De Leon Park and are not permitted on beaches or fishing piers per County Ordinance

Friendly Reminders-These are some of the rules dog owners are asked to follow when visiting pet-friendly parks:

  • Owners are expected to know the temperament of their dog and are ultimately responsible for the actions of their dog, at all times, while inside the park
  • Dog owners are responsible for the cleaning and removal of their dog’s feces.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.
  • No more than two dogs per one person on any one visit.
  • Dogs must wear a collar with a current license attached.
  • Dogs must be current on rabies vaccines.
  • Dogs 4 months of age or under are prohibited.
  • Owners should fill any holes their dog digs.

And after you have played, here are some pet-friendly restaurants to bring your Pup, that have outdoor seating areas:

  • Fat Point Brewery, Punta Gorda
  • Cedar Reef Fish Camp, Venice
  • Laishley Crab House, Punta Gorda
  • Hurricane Charley’s, Punta Gorda
  • Lock and Key Restaurant, Englewood
  • Harpoon Harry’s, Punta Gorda
  • 3rd Street Cafe, Boca Grande
  • White Elephant Pub, Englewood
  • Barbarinos Pizzeria, Englewood
  • Jack’s on Marion, Punta Gorda
  • Peace River Seafood, Punta Gorda
  • Wally’s Southern BBQ, Pt. Charlotte


Source: CharlotteCountyFl.Gov and




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