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Al Lopez Dog Park (Tampa, FL)

4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

al lopez dog park tampa

I went to check out Al Lopez Dog Park because variety is the spice of life. It’s a pretty good one! Lots of space.

al lopez dog park tampa

There is a separate small dog area, but no one was using it except for me, so I eventually moved to the large dog area. When other people with small dogs arrived, they also used the large dog area.

al lopez dog park tampa

Although the park looks empty in my photos, several people and their dogs were there. Everyone was friendly. My only complaint is that there wasn’t enough seating for everyone. For such a big park, there should be more benches.

al lopez dog park tampa

I was dogsitting the dog sniffing Walnut’s butt in the above photo at the time. They’d been kind of iffy about each other in my apartment, but really bonded at the dog park, mostly over a shared suspicion about other dogs.

al lopez dog park tampa

The park did have a few of these fake log things and I sat on one in lieu of a bench. Not very comfortable.

al lopez dog park tampa

This last photo wasn’t taken in the larger park around the dog park. I’d never seen a bat shelter before and it caught my eye.

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