The Top Ten Dog Parks in Miami

Miamians can be less than kind to their fellow homo sapiens. But bring a canine around, and frowns turn to smiles, sunshine, and baby talk.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. After all, dogs make the world (and our city in particular) a better place. So it's important that we shower them with love, yummy food, and fun times for their short duration on this planet.

Luckily, the city has plenty of playgrounds designed for your furry friends. Here are our top ten places to bring Spot or Fluffy for the time of his/her life.

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10. North Shore Open Space Park

While this locale can seem a little, well, sketchy after dark, it's pure paradise for your furry friends during daylight hours. Parking isn't an issue (a rarity in this city) and your pups will get a kick out of frolicking in one of two fenced-in enclosures.

9. Washington Ave Bark Park

If you're a fan of the SoFi lifestyle, this park's your best bet. High rise condo-dwellers, sailors, and bartenders alike frequent this spot with their furry friends. There are dog runs, drinking fountains, and benches and shade, so you can even cozy up to that cute neighbor you've been eying and woo her with puppy talk.

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Hannah Sentenac covers veg food, drink, pop culture, travel, and animal advocacy issues. She is also editor-in-chief of
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