Bark Island (at Pine Island) Open September – March 2014

UPDATE (10-20-15): Area dog owners that have enjoyed romping at the local beach with their beloved furry pals will be disappointed to know that the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department has announced that effective Saturday, October 24th it will no longer be offering Bark Island Days at Pine Island due to increasing safety concerns. Bark Island annual pass holders can get a refund by calling (352) 754-4031. Residents are encouraged to use the eight-acre Bicentennial Rotary Dog Park located at 10375 Sandlor Street in Spring Hill. The park includes three runs for large, small and service dogs, a dog wash station, a picnic shelter and restrooms. The Parks and Recreation Department apologizes for any inconvenience and is researching the possibility of making enhancements to the Bicentennial Rotary Dog Park and planning more pet-friendly events to better accommodate pet owners.


Bark Island is back! You and your furry friends are welcome at Pine Island Beach on select Saturday mornings September through March. Let your dogs splash, play, and socialize from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. on the dates listed below. Admission is $7 for the 1st dog/per car and $3 for each additional dog. Yearly passes are $70 for the first dog and $30 for each additional dog. Please remember to bring proof of current vaccinations, a leash, and some of those lovely little poop bags to clean up after Fido. Water bowls are provided at water stations. Dates are subject to change or cancelation due to inclement weather. Pine Island Beach is located at 10840 Pine Island Drive on Hernando Beach. Please call the Hernando County Parks and Recreation department at (352) 754-4031 for more information or visit Shot 2014-09-07 at 10.27.38 AM

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  • November 22nd
  • December 6th
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  • January 10th
  • January 24th
  • February 14th
  • February 28th
  • March 14th
  • March 28th
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