Deputy John Kotfila Jr. Memorial Dog Park

Tampa, FL

The Deputy John Kotfila Jr. Memorial Dog Park transformed nearly 20,000 sf under the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway into a memorial for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy who heroically lost his life.

With ample room for large and small dogs to stretch, run and play, the park uses innovative K9Grass, an artificial turf designed for pets. Unlike generic artificial grass, K9Grass is more realistic and won’t hurt paws of smaller breeds. Other park features include: water fountains with built-in pet bowls, large circular bench-style seating, and a memorial garden and monument that stands as tribute to the hero deputy – a solemn reminder of his bravery and sacrifice.