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Address: 5505 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608-3826
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My dog loves, loves it!

This is a huge area where dogs can run free with other dogs who are well behaved and healthy. There are two large ponds for swimming (dogs only), tall pines, large meadows. Also... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
SoCalGal2014
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Ojai, California
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Ojai, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a huge area where dogs can run free with other dogs who are well behaved and healthy. There are two large ponds for swimming (dogs only), tall pines, large meadows. Also hammocks and picnic tables for humans. Just a nice place to hang out. The ajoining daycare is also nice. You can drop in for 2 hours or... More 

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Archer, Florida
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We board our 2 golden retrievers here when we go out of town. Super friendly staff who make us feel like our dogs are The Best (they are!), and the dogs have a blast. They get a bath on the day we come home to get them, so they come home clean and happy. We are so lucky to have... More 

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Thank rnbcw
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

When we moved to Gainesville we heard many good things about Dogwood Park. Our first visit impressed us so much that we signed up for membership within 20 minutes after viewing the well kept 15 acre park, and watched our dog go in one of the two beautiful lakes. Before that day we did not even know if our girl... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Gainesville, Florida
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162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We took Cody our boxador there for an easter egg hunt. He was very happy. A little skittish about the water, but got used to it. Large area which is great for dogs of any size, but especially larger dogs. The inside office area could be kept a little cleaner and maybe smell better, but understandable considering. Lots of seating... More 

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1 Thank Hollie S
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Love this place. We board our dog here when we go out of town, and take him for daycare about once a month so he can play with other dogs. He loves going and never even looks back when we drop him off which makes us a little sad.

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Thank hemery16
St. Thomas
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112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Perfect Place to hang with your Pooch and family - we will be back next visit into town for sure., Check it out!

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Thank RichS722
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Such a beautiful sight! Can't wait to see it again! We took a long walk around the entire park! We enjoyed ourselves so much.

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Thank Jtravels22
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We were in town for an extended stay, and took our Buddy to Dogwood Park regularly. There's shade or sun. Ponds or dry areas. Separate area for small dogs.Everyone that we met was friendly. The staff was great! Make sure you take written proof of your dog's immunizations, rabies, etc.

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4 Thank Valery N
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

The park itself is absolutely beautiful and the dogs and owners there are mostly friendly and peaceful. The only issue I had here was with the "attendants". They were quite aloof most of the time. My husband and I went to wash our dog and they never answered our questions when we asked politely if they had a certain shampoo... More 

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7 Thank Brittney S
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

If you like to have your dogs run free and able to swim in the lake then dog wood park is good place to go. They have run coupons monthly in penny magazine to take your dog for free or 5 bucks with a bath. My two labs have great fun there. It is very relaxed and open.

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