Published: Oct 01, 2013 12:52 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that it has opened its newest dog park, called Paws 4 Duty, in Veterans Park, located at 55 Homestead Road.

Paws 4 Duty offers two shaded large off-leash areas; one is for large dogs and the other is for small, shy dogs or puppies that need a smaller space. The park features water and shower stations as well as waste removal stations, and there are public restrooms for pet owners nearby.

While dogs are not allowed in the general areas of the 95-acre park, there is a designated dog walk to allow pets/owners to access Paws 4 Duty from the northeast walk through park entrance. Veterans Community Park surrounds Veterans Academy of the Arts School and winds back to the Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a total of 11 dog-friendly facilities. Six parks offer on- and off-leash areas and five offer on-leash areas.

For more information, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation at (239) 533-7275 or visit