Perrine Wayside Park

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Leslie B
Avon Park, FL114 contributions
Disgusting!
Jan 2017 • Couples
First... anyone that allows their dog into that filthy pond with the multitude of turtles that are "deficating"in there, are asking for veterinary bills...and a sick dog. The pond is filthy.... the park is filthy.

Also...heads up. That's a very dangerous part of town. My car was broken into, everything was stolen...cops couldn't care less.

Small dog park area isn't large enough to bother bringing your dog.

Tropical park is similar, only there are many...many pit bulls there...scarey! No grass...unhealthy for your dogs! No one follows the rules...unneutered & unspayed dogs everywhere; horrific-

Don't bother calling the County because it won't do any good.

Written January 31, 2017
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Janin E
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Love this dog park
Nov 2015 • Family
This is a beautiful park to visit with your dogs. I like to keep mine on a leash and simply walk them around the area. It is quite scenic and pretty. I would never let me dog in the water though.
Written April 24, 2016
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MrMiamiExplorer
Miami, FL1,284 contributions
Gone to the Dogs
Jul 2015 • Friends
Perrine Wayside Park is very similar to the nearby Veterans Wayside Park in that it has a crater like lake in the center shaded by trees and is surrounded by limestone cliffs. Parking and admission are free. When I was little, I used to fish at this park and children came to play. Now due to the pressure of a small minority of dog owners, the park has been converted into a dog park and with it many changes. There are now prison-like metal gates enclosing the park, including a separate gated area for smaller dogs. Most disturbing are the following reasons how this park has been destroyed following it's conversion to a dog park: The once clear water is now a thick, algae filled pea soup green. This algae bloom is surely due to the large amount of nitrogenous dog waste making it's way into the lake: from swimming dogs relieving themselves in the water, as well as storm run-off from the grass. The water most likely contains high levels of fecal coliform bacteria as well, and those who let their dogs swim should be cautious, especially around children. This stagnant water is no doubt a breeding ground for mosquitoes as well, which impacts all of the surrounding neighborhoods. I saw what appeared to be a water circulator in the center of the lake but it wasn't making a difference. The aquatic plants which once grew on the shoreline sadly now appear to have been torn to shreds by the dogs. Fishing is no longer allowed as you don't want to hook a dogfish. As you walk the trails you can smell the dog waste in the garbage pails. In the past the park was teeming with wildlife including waterfowl and other birds. Most of them sadly appear to have met their fate from canines or been scared off. Now all I saw was a few brown anole lizards, turtles, and some small mosquito fish (which may have been added to control the mosquito larvae) When I visited today there were no dogs present, so most visitors are doubtful to even see that much wildlife. Unfortunately many stubborn dog owners still want to convert the nearby Veteran's Wayside Park into a dog park as well. Hopefully the city can learn from what happened to Perrine Wayside Park and won't make the same mistake twice.
Written July 14, 2015
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