Wagging Tails Dog Park
Don't Feed the Monster, Part Doo
Pet waste that is left uncollected degrades water quality. With an estimated 134,000 dogs and 154,000 cats in Lee County, this results in a lot of waste that washes into our waterways increasing bacteria and nutrients.
Dog Park and Dog Training Information:
Join in the county Do your Duty campaign and pick up the waste! To learn more visit DoYourDuty.org and stop the Slime Monster.
**Please note - the preserve area at Rotary Park contains marshland and is very swampy at certain times of the year. That means be prepared for mosquitoes when you visit**
Pets are not permitted on athletic fields, 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 a fenced in 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 for fiscal year 2019 will be $20 per dog for Cape Coral residents and $40 per dog for non-Cape residents. Registration for the dog park goes by the City's fiscal year, which runs annually 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.
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:
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Training: $60 Beginner's Training: $70 Advanced CGC Class: $100
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 web site at www.leelostpets.com.