Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 10/16/2013 at 07:47PM
A DOG’S LIFE on Perdido Key just got even better. A new dog park recently opened, a big boost for people who want their dogs to enjoy Perdido Key’s beaches and parks as much as they do at River Road Park, 14484 River Road.
There will be a phase-in period as owners and animals get accustomed to the parks. Dogs will be allowed in the park during morning hours only, until 10 a.m. Escambia County says the dogs will be allowed without a leash in park until April 30 – but they must be under their owner’s control and supervision at all times. From May 1 through Sept. 30, dogs must remain fastened to a leash that’s no more than eight feet long. Dogs will be allowed in the park from sunrise to 10 a.m. through April 30. Then the hours become 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 1 through Sept. 30.
Incidentally, there will be more parks for dogs soon; as many as three more may open on the Key by this summer. For more information on Perdido Key dog parks, call the Escambia County Parks & Recreation Department at (850) 475-5220.