Wagging Tails Dog ParkPets are not permitted in athletic parks or on playgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, nature trails, boardwalks or piers, but there is a dog park in Cape Coral located at Rotary Park for our four-legged friends. Wagging Tails Dog Park includes an area for small and large dogs, as well as several park benches and shaded areas for owners to socialize while their pets play and interact with other dogs.
Registration is required to use Cape Coral's only dog park, as well as an annual fee and proof of up-to-date vaccination records. The fee is $15 per dog for Cape Coral residents and $30 per dog for non-Cape residents. Registration for the dog park goes by the City's fiscal year, which runs from October 1 through September 30. No matter when you register, the registration will be paid through the end of September. Fee is subject to change annually. There is no pro-rating or guest fee.
Completed forms and annual dues can be paid in the Rotary Park office from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. most Mondays through Saturdays, excluding government holidays and special events. Click here for registration form.
Dog Training Lessons with Parks & Recreation and the Dog Obedience Club of Lee County
*** Next session begins Thursday, March 27, 2014 ***
The City of Cape Coral partners with the Dog Obedience Club of Lee County to offer dog obedience lessons in the employee parking lot at Cape Coral City Hall several times throughout the year. Typically, there are three sessions each year: one that begins in January, one that begins in mid-March and one that begins in September. Class does not meet during the summer months.
Each session is nine weeks long and meets on Thursday evenings. People can register in advance with Parks and Recreation or just show up the first night of the session and register then. Registration begins at 7:00 p.m. the first night only, class regularly meets from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. People should bring proof of up-to-date vaccinations for their dogs and be prepared to pay the class fee:
CAPE RESIDENTS: Puppies: $60 Beginners: $70
NON-RESIDENTS: Puppies: $78 Beginners: $90
For more information on upcoming dog obedience classes or to reserve your spot, call Rotary Park at (239) 549-4606.
If you are looking to adopt a pet or find out more information about Lee County Animal Services, visit their website at www.leelostpets.com.