Pets are welcome at all county parks as long as their owners abide by the following rules.
Volusia County owns and operates four dog parks where dogs are allowed to run off their leashes:
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.
751 S. State Road 415, Osteen (3.9 miles south of Howland Boulevard)
The 25-acre Beck Ranch Park, located on the 250 acre Beck Ranch, includes a dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs.
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.
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.