Pets are welcome at all county parks as long as their owners abide by the following rules.
- Pets must be kept under restraint and control at all times. The penalty for violation is $55.
- Owners must clean up after their pet. The penalty for violation is $55.
- Dangerous or aggressive animals will not be tolerated in any park. The penalty for violation is up to $5,000.
Volusia County owns and operates three dog parks where dogs are allowed to run off their leashes:
Barkley Square Dog Park - 14 acres
1010 N. Ridgewood Ave., DeLand
Barkley Square Dog Park encompasses more than 14 acres and provides areas for large dogs, small dogs, training events, and time-out spaces. The dog park is on a parcel of land with many trees and even a small, lined pond in the large dog area.
Gemini Springs Dog Park - 4.5 acres
37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary
A 4.5-acre fenced area of Gemini Springs Park with two sections – one for small dogs 25 pounds and under and another for large dogs over 25 pounds. The park includes shaded areas, dog wash stations, water fountains for dogs, benches and picnic tables.
Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park - 4 acres
1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea
Volusia County opened a four-acre dog park at Bicentennial Park in 2010. The dog park includes separate areas for large and small dogs, watering stations, benches and shade trees.