Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park

600 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL
Operating Hours:
Sunrise - 10pm
Managed By:
City of Tampa
Days Closed:
$5 parking fee
Yes, on the other side of the park
Park Size:
Type of Park:
Other Notes:

This dog park does not have a separate small dog area, drinking water, lights, and artificial turf (no shade).

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Christine Schesser's picture
Different & Fun

This is a very unique, fun dog park. The park is pretty small - about the size of a basketball court. I took our Doberman and Great Dane, and they seemed to like the different sized blocks and cylinder stacks - they are set up like an obstacle course. Additionally, the park has seating and water fountains. Unfortunately, he ground is astroturf - so our dogs did not want to go to the bathroom. There isn't any shade, so I would recommend going later in the evening. There are also lights on the park so you can see once its dark.

Jenny C's picture

Lame. This place is more Of a art project than dog park. The obstacles are useless there is no real grass or shade and it's the size of a decent backyard. There is also no free parking any where close. My dog was ready to leave the moment we got there and so was I.

Visitor's picture
General Rules

--Limit of 10 dogs
--All dogs must display county license tag
--Be at least 6 months old
--Limit of 1 large (over 30 lbs) or 2 small dogs per person
--Food (human & canine)
--rashness prohibited
--(other stuff posted too, but it's the usual your own risk, cleanup, etc.)

Elvis and Buddy's picture
Downton Doggie Park

Our Mommy took us to this park this morning, because Palma Ceia park is being renovated. We didn't like this park because there wasn't any shade, it is much too small, and the grass isn't real. Also, there were poop stains/residue on the fake grass/carpet. They need to wash it down with a hose once in awhile. We also had to park on the street, because it cost $5.00 to park in the parking garage. If you are a downtown dog, then I guess you would like it for the convenience. We hope this helps any other doggie that might want a dog's opinion. Thank you, Elvis and Buddy Lee

Sassy's picture
Great Park

My dog loves this park. We live downtown and she doesn't have a backyard of her own, so this is the next best thing. The Owners seem to care about their dogs and the park. Never had a bad time! I really like that they have a water fountain for the dogs. Plus, there's always tennis balls laying around, if you forgotten yours.

huckleberry's picture
Dog death

There was a small dog killed at this dog park by a large dog; it is said to be the first incident in the Tampa area. Click here for the full story.