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By Amber Robertson posted Nov 10, 2010 at 06:20 PM

The City of Miami Beach is calling all dogs for a lifetime of fun!. November 13th will mark the beginning of a new dog park in Miami Beach. Washington Dog Park, located at 2nd and Washington Avenue will be celebrating the Grand Opening PAWty this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

The Washington Dog Park is our newest and most dog friendly site yet.  In June of 2009, the City Commission authorized funds for the construction of this facility. With the support and involvement from the community, the park became a reality. Miami Beach residents suggested that this park should be “something special” and the Administration worked with interested residents to collectively design the park.


Representatives from the community and the administration met on a number of occasions, not only to design the park, but to develop a fundraising program with the goal to raise additional funds. These funds helped subsidize for a water spray fountain, additional landscaping, extra benches, trash receptacles, dog bag dispensers, a drinking fountain with a dog water bowl and an eco-friendly rain water system that would augment the water for the irrigation in the park. The fundraising activities included individual donations from the SoFi K9 group, the sale of engraved memorial bricks and concrete sidewalk flags.

The park project is now completed and Washington Park is going to the dogs!

Look for future events and other Miami Beach Parks and Recreation programs in your Recreation Review, call our offices at 305-673-7730 or visit our website at

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