About Riverside Dog Park
The John Gorrie Dog
Park is a two-acre off-leash dog park on the northwest corner of
Riverside Park, adjacent to College Street. Approximately
one-third of the property, under the Interstate 95 overpass, has
been repurposed from a Florida Department of Transportation
storage lot and added to the existing lands of Riverside Park.
Through an in-kind
donation from the Haskell Company, and with the support of
Riverside Avondale Preservation, a small group of community
members developed a draft plan for the park with a landscape
architect. After many years of planning and through the support
of the City of Jacksonville and numerous private sponsors such
as the John Gorrie Investment Group, the John Gorrie Dog Park
officially opened on September 17, 2016.
The park has a 1.25
acre large/active-breed area and a quarter-acre
small/passive-breed area in the park. The large dog area
features decomposed granite ground cover, grassed area, and
plenty of shade under the bridge. The small-breed area features
significant old-growth tree coverage and bench seating.
parking is available on College Street. The park is a City of
Jacksonville park, subject to City park rules and regulations,
and there is no fee for the park.
Bricks purchased will
continue to help support the park and will be installed on a
quarterly basis. Visit the Dog Park Facebook page for updates
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