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Miami Beach commissioners vote to relocate dog area of South Pointe Park

 

Dog lovers can still let their pets run off-leash in Miami Beach’s South Pointe Park.

City commissioners on Wednesday voted to extend the program through June with some changes.

The location of the off-leash area will be immediately is moving back to its original spot: near the Tobias Rehberger-designed obstinate lighthouse sculpture. The move brings dogs farther away from where kids play and the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant.

The park hours will also be changed to 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Commissioners also voted to ask the city’s Design Review Board to consider installing a prickly hedge of native vegetation to separate the new area from the rest of the park.

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