Gadsden Dog Park

6901 S. MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL
Operating Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset
Managed By:
City of Tampa
Days Closed:
N/A
Fees:
N/A
Restrooms:
N/A
Park Size:
2 acres
Type of Park:
Fenced
Other Notes:

Opened June 2003.  The dog park is in the south-west end of the park. This park has three separate areas: one for small dogs, one for large dogs, and one resting at all times. This park also has shade trees and drinking water.

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great park
4

This is a great park. It's divided into three parks and has a paved walking trail around the larger park and pond. The only cons are that a lot of people bring numerous dogs ( a few days ago there was a couple with ten dogs!). The unfortunate dog to owner ratio and some owners lack of desire to pick up after there dogs unfortunately brings the park down a few notched. However, if you find the right time to go when other responsible owners are there- its a great park.

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fun time at the park
5

We had a great time at the park today with our dog. It was our first time checking it out. It was free of poop from what my husband and I could see. We had the park to ourselves for awhile and slowly other dogs showed up as it got closer to five in the afternoon. Loved the shade and the fact that there were buckets for the dogs to drink water out of.

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nice quiet park but no off leash
3

I came to this park on a Sunday afternoon. My dog and I were very excited and happy to see other dogs around. I saw a sign that stated no off leash dogs but I ignored it. About 2 minutes later I heard a security guard asking a guy to leash his dog or leave the park. :( boo

EDITOR COMMENT: We believe there is a fenced dog park in this larger park and dogs should be allowed off leash within the fenced area.

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PLEASE BE KIND AND PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOGS

GADSDEN IS GREAT LETS KEEP THAT WAY. PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG. ITS NOT THAT DIFFICULT. THEY EVEN SUPPLY THE BAGS. LAZYNESS IS THE ONLY EXCUSE, AND THATS NOT A GOOD ONE. THANK YOU I LOVE THE PARK AND THERES ONLY A FEW PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT DOING THERE THING.

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The dog park itself is
1

The dog park itself is great, it has 3 areas, but unfortunately it is the dog owners that need to be reviewed. They bring multiple dogs...one lady had 4 grey hounds that were not gentle and she could not control them. The other dog owners do not clean up after their dogs so it is a walk at your own risk situation. So it is unfortunate that the crowd of patrons that this dog park attracts has to ruin what could be an amazing experience.

Visitor's picture
Great Park

This is a great place to take your dog!!  There are 3 fenced in areas and one is small for smaller dogs or ones that do not play well with others.  They have drinking areas for the dogs and a nice area if you want to walk your dog around the pond.  Have not heard anything about gators there!!!  :)  The people there are very nice and the groups of dogs there are great.  They have some shaded areas and plenty of room to run!!  Sometimes we bring dog pools for them to play in and they love it.  My pets know the days we go and absolutely love it there, they have made many friends.  ---jody