Florence Dog Park (at David H McLeod Park)

SC-S-21-508
Florence, SC
Operating Hours:
N/A
Managed By:
City of Florence
Days Closed:
N/A
Fees:
N/A
Restrooms:
N/A
Park Size:
N/A
Type of Park:
Not Fenced
Other Notes:

This dog park has benches, shade, and a pond (be sure to bring drinking water).  Let us know if it is fully fenced.

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pls843's picture
Snake in water

I really liked the idea of taking our dog to this park to socialize, but when we got there 2 weekends ago our neighbor that was there said they just saw a water moccasin traveling across the water towards their dog who was spashing in the water. Possibly near where she bedded her eggs maybe? I'm afraid unless this can get resolved there may be some casualties there. I hope someone can do something to make the park safer.

huckleberry's picture
Dog Park Update

We received this comment: "[The dog park] was removed (no sign), due to destruction of property and under EPA violations of polluting the adjacent pond." But read the cities response below.

CITY OF FLORENCE RESPONSE: "Yes, dogs can be let off
their leash at the "dog park" in McLeod Park. The City does ask that citizens clean up after their pet and a pet waste station is provided inside the dog park. The City has received several request from the public asking the City to consider relocating the "dog park" to another area in the park or another park all-together; however, at this time the "dog park' is available for use at McLeod Park."

Jenny C's picture
not a true park
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This is a somewhat.....NOT secure fenced pond area. The area is large and the pond may contain gators????? Not a good place for any dog off leash that is not under TOTAL voice command. No water no bags!

ncmonkeygirl16's picture
UPDATE

The next time I took Lucky back the fishers had been banned and we had a great time!

Visitor's picture
Fishing?

I went to the Florence Dog Park for the first time earlier this week to take Lucky for an unleashed swim. I was bothered by the fact that there were at least 5 people fishing from within the fenced area although there was plenty of room to fish from the unfenced sides of the pond. One lady even got angry when Lucky went for the hotdogs she had for bait in her cooler. He also came out of the pond with old fishing line wrapped around his leg and I am worried about old fish hooks being his next "retrieval". I just don't understand why people are allowed to fish in the DOG PARK!!!!