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Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park

Admission Fee



  1. Benches
  2. Dog Watering Stations
  3. Parking area
The Destin Dog Park was opened in January of 2012 through a cooperative effort between the City and a dedicated group of resident volunteers who raised matching funds for the project.  The park is approximately 3 acres and includes separate area for large dogs and small dogs.  Both areas have lush Bermuda grass open space and shaded areas with pines and oaks.  The facility has watering stations for dogs and their two legged companions, benches and waste receptacles.  This project continues to expand, if you would like to volunteer your time or make a donation please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (850) 837-4242 or donate through paypal now.

In 2017, the City of Destin renamed the park in honor and memory of its founder, Nancy Weidenhamer. 

Park Rules
  • Hours are from sunrise to sunset.
  • All dogs must be on a leash until inside the park and upon leaving the park.
  • There will be absolutely no female dogs in heat allowed in the park.
  • A dog must be removed from the park at the first sign of aggression.
  • Each owner/custodian is responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of dog excrement.
  • All owners/custodians are legally and financially responsible for their dog’s behavior.
  • All users of the park do so at their own risk and assume all responsibility.
  • No food or drinks – human or pet – shall be allowed inside the park.
  • No smoking or alcohol allowed inside the park.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Any and all rules governing City of Destin Parks shall also apply to the City of Destin Dog Park.

  • Report an Aggressive Dog
    The City of Destin contracts with PAWS for animal control. To report an aggressive animal, call (850) 244-0196 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nights and weekends, call (850) 685-6003.
     More contact information for PAWS