The Forming of “Friends of Davis Islands Dog Parks:

DI Dog Park Founders Carolyn Bigley and Jenn Fadal 2

Carolyn Bigley and Jenn Fadal
Founders of Friends of Davis Islands Dog Parks

In February 2013, two local Davis Islands businesses owners and residents Carolyn Bigley (Davis Islands Pet Care www.DIdogs.com) and Jennifer Fadal (Wag Natural Pet Market www.wagoftampa.com ) partnered together to adopt Davis Islands Dog Parks, through Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, with the intension of assisting Tampa Parks and Recreation in maintaining and improving both Davis Islands Dog Beach and Davis Islands Dog Park. Realizing that this will be a on-going and long-term community effort, they decided to form “Friends of Davis Islands Dog Parks.org”, a non-profit organization, in partnership with Friends of Tampa Parks and Recreation. It is their hopes that other local businesses and residents will join and help support park improvements, and encourage park users to volunteer and be mindful in keeping the dog parks clean and safe .

Beginning in March 2013, dog owners that enjoy Davis Islands Dog Parks will be noticing some changes. Tampa Parks and Recreation will begin repairs on fences and removal of hazardous materials in the parks, as well as making other park improvements.
Volunteer groups will be out cleaning the parks of pets wastes (which should be the job of all dog owners) and other litter that may wash up at dog beach. The two kiosks, (community boards at entrances of both parks) have been repaired couteousy of Big Dog Construction and will be maintained by members of “Friends of Davis Islands Dog Parks” with permission by the Tampa Parks and Recreation Dept., in order to keep the boards both informational and clutter-free. {Please refer to Sponsors, Become a Friend, and Donate Pages for more information}

Davis Islands Dog Parks are located at 1002 Severn Ave on beautiful Davis Islands.The parks are two seperate fenced in areas located at the South end of the Island, past the Peter o. Knight airport. The dry dog park is approximately 1 acre. The dog beach is 1 1/2 acres with more than 200 feet of waterfront access