New Hours for Two Cooper City Dog Parks

Effective Monday, May 4, 2022, the City of Cooper City will institute new hours at Forest Lake Dog Park and Christie Schafale Dog Park.  The respective parks will be open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM.  On Saturdays and Sundays, the dog parks will be open from 9 AM to 8 PM.  

The City will enforce these new hours by manually locking gates at each of the dog parks.  Signage with notice of the operating hours will be posted at each park. 

The new hours are the result of the City’s evolving plan to address concerns of residents who live within the direct vicinity of the dog parks, specifically Forest Lake Dog Park.  The City has received complaints of individuals and pets creating excessive noise in the area of Forest Lake Dog Park.

The City of Cooper City strives to reach solutions that take all residents into consideration and will continue to develop a long-term plan that will be acceptable for all.