All dog owners understand, a tired puppy is a good puppy. Public dog parks are an excellent way to tire out your perky pooch. Check out our list of dog parks on the First Coast to find the best place to let them run free.

Dog Wood Park
What: 42 acres of trails, ponds, open areas and an agility course. $6 for the first dog and $1 per additional pup.
Where: 7407 Salisbury Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Veterans Park Dog Park
What: 3 acre fenced-in field with a sectioned off small-dog park. Free entry.
Where: 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns, FL 32259

Poochie’s Private Dog Park
What: 3.5 acre playground with a nature trail and pond. $5 per household.
Where: 21 Fountain Dr, Orange Park, FL 32065

Confederate Playground Dog Park
What: This large dog park located near downtown Jacksonville is separated into large and small dog parks. Free entry.
Where: 956 Hubbard St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

Nassau Humane Society Dog Park
What: There are designated parks for both large and small dogs in this beautifully designed dog park. $10 entry.
Where: 671 Airport Rd, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034

Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park
What: This fenced in dog run is located conveniently near I-95. Free entry.
Where: 1595 Wildwood Dr, St. Augustine, Fl 32086

Davis Park
What: This park features two large fenced in areas with a pond and obstacles for your furry friend.
Where: 210 Davis Park Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082

Ron Parker Park Dog Park
What: A nice shaded area is certain to keep your dog cool in this smaller dog park in St. Augustine. Free entry.
Where: 607 Old Beach Rd, St. Augustine, Fl 32080

Ed Austin Regional Park
What: This park, located in Arlington, is very large with lots of shade. Free entry.
Where: 11751 McCormick Rd, Jacksonville, Fl

St. Johns Town Center Dog Park
What: This dog park, located in front of Dicks Sporting Goods, is perfect for man’s best friend to accompany him while the ladies shop. Free entry.
Where: 4663 River City Dr, Jacksonville, Fl 32246