John Gorrie Dog Park

For Our Furry Four-Footed Friends

The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park is located at the northwest corner of Riverside Park, adjacent to College Street. It was opened to the public in 2017. The dog park features dedicated areas for both small and large breeds, shady spots and benches for dog owners to rest, and water and clean-up stations.

Through an in-kind donation from the Haskell Company, and with the support of Riverside Avondale Preservation, a small group of community members met regularly to develop a plan for the park. The group collaborated with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Jacksonville City Council to transform part of Riverside Park into a space that benefits Riverside Avondale’s pet community.

The park is a City of Jacksonville Park and is subject to City Park rules and regulations.

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Riverside Avondale Preservation thanks the following sponsors for their support of the John Gorrie Dog Park:

The Elizabeth Brown Foundation

San Juan Animal Hospital

Councilman Jim & Robin Love

Councilman Richard Clark

Matthew & Amy Arbuckle
Alexander DeGance Barnett
Bestbet Jacksonville
Linda and Paul Bremer
Black Hive Tattoo
Doug & Mary Coleman
Driver, McAfee, Peek, & Hawthorne
Kay Ehas
Envision Design + Engineering
Sunny Gettinger and Trey Csar
Carmen Godwin
Rich & Jean Grimsley
Keith & Ann Holt
Haskell & Eric Lycke, ASLA
Intuition Ale Works
Councilman Robin Lumb
Lauren & Jason Mehta
Cathleen & Dan Murphy
Pro-Vet Supply
Rain Dogs
Glenda Seitz
Whiteway Corner
Zimmerman Family Foundation


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