The Laurie Crawford Dog Park, formerly known as the “Happy Tails Canine Park” is a fenced-in, 3-acre off leash dog park located in the northeast corner of G.T. Bray Park and now covers 4.25 acres, expanding into tree-shaded areas.
The Laurie Crawford Dog Park expansion is the first project completed with Manatee County’s new infrastructure sales tax. The project included the addition of 3 pavilions, 2 water fountains, 8 benches, 15 picnic tables, 8 waste-bag dispensers, and 12 trash cans, plus the addition of concrete sidewalks from the parking lot to all pavilions for ADA access, and separate entry areas to both dog parks for increased safety.
PARK (Picnic) HOURS
9:00am – 5:00pm
- Doggie Drinking Fountains
- Enclosed area exclusively for small, fragile or elderly dogs
- Free Waste Bags
- Picnic Tables