John Gorrie Dog Park

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.

Thanks to Councilman Jim Love, who matched his District Council Bond Funds with private funds and created a successful public private partnership, and to our numerous sponsors for making this project a reality!

The park is a City of Jacksonville Park and 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:

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Pet Paradise
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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