San Diego Dog Parks and Beaches

Carlsbad (Ann D Lheureux Memorial) Dog Park
Take Carlsbad Village Dr. to ½ mile east of El Camino Real (on the left with parking lot)
8am – Sunset
13,200 square feet of fenced area with benches, drinking fountain, pick up bag dispensers.

Chula Vista
Montevalle Park
840 Duncan Ranch Road
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Two fenced partially grassed areas divided for large and small dogs. Benches, restrooms, water fountains.

2015 Birch Rd. (sw area of new Mall)

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. lighted

10,000 square foot grassy shaded divided for large and small dogs. Benches and water fountains, tables chairs, nearby coffee shop, vet and grooming services This is most entertaining and features a giant fire hydrant, dog bone and doghouse.

Lexis and Heidi...first surfing lesson.

Lexis and Heidi…first surfing lesson @ Coronado.

100 Ocean Blvd near Sunset park
Leash free in beach area.
Del Mar
At the border of the south end of Solana Beach and the north end of Del Mar, or North Beach. During certain times of the year (day after Labor Day), dogs are allowed to run free off-leash, and its quite a spectacle on the weekends.
Dog Beach Parking: Pay your meter diligently, or buy a $4 all-day pass from the little pay-and-display-your-ticket box at the top of Camino del Mar, just before Villa de la Valle. If you continue South past the bridge to 29th St. and beyond, you’ll find free parking on both sides of the street, though it does get crowded on the weekends.

El Cajon
Wells Park
1153 E. Madison Ave.
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.daily
Shady areas with large and small dog areas with benches restrooms and pick up bag dispensers.
Night lighting.

Crickets Corner Dog Park
389 Requeza (Adjacent and part of Rancho Coastal Humane Society)
Tues & Thurs 2pm – 5pm,Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm
Nearly an acre fenced in, shaded, grass-covered park. Built-in water fountain (one for you, one for your dog!) Benches . Separate, enclosed area for small dogs and puppies (11 weeks and older)
Also available for parties!

Mayflower Dog Park
3420 Valley Center Road (Adjacent to Escondido Humane Society)
Open from dawn until 9:00 p.m. Closed for maintenance Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00am -1:00pm
Fenced, grassy 1 1/2 acre area. 760-839-2973

La Jolla
La Jolla/UTC -Doyle Park
8175 Regents Road. Recreation Center.
24hrs (no lighting). Closed for maintenance from noon – 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Shaded Fenced areas for small dogs & large dogs.Pick up bags, and restrooms nearby.

La Mesa
Harry Griffen Park
9550 Milden St.
7 a.m. – one hour after sunset.
Three fenced dog areas. Some shaded grassy and dirt areas, pick-bag dispensers, water, and benches. There is a hay bale for all your jumpers and lots and lots of balls.

lexis heidi n me n flowrs

Me, Heidi & Lexis @ Fiesta Island

Mission Bay
Fiesta Island
E Mission Bay Fiesta Island Road  (southwestern side of the island)
4 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (no lighting or potable water)
The island area has a lengthy stretch of shoreline, benches, and portable toilets. There is a beautiful flower field when you get tired of the water. Subject to change.

San Diego
Nate’s Point – Balboa Park
(24 hr. Partially lighted)
Balboa Dr. off El Prado, south side of Cabrillo Bridge.
Large shaded grassy area. Benches, pickup bags, fountains.

Balboa Park – Grape Street Park
Grape Street at 28th Street
(leash-free hours) Mon – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat, Sun, and Holidays: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m
Lighted large,grass dog-run area with shady trees, benches,fountains.
Wooden crossbar fenced. Dogs could escape.

Chollas Lake Park
6350 College Grove Dr (at Fernpine Dr)
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 527-7683
Open daily: 6:30 a.m. to a ½ hour before sunset.
North Chollas Canyon closes one hour before sunset.
*Times are subject to change. Dogs must be leashed-many ducks. Dogs must be leashed.


Woodglen Vista Park

10250 Woodglen Vista Drive

Off-leash pet areas: Inside fenced off-leash dog area, dawn to dusk. Large and small dogs in one area. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the park. Located in northeast Santee near Cajon Park Elementary School, this 10 acre neighborhood park’s features include the Woodglen Vista Skate and BMX Park, a basketball court, two tennis courts, large turf areas, a baseball/softball field, a large picnic pavilion, picnic tables, barbecue grills and two playgrounds.

Ocean Beach
Dusty Rhodes Park
(24-hr. off-leash) Closed Mondays, 6-9am for maintenance.
Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between Nimitz and West Point Loma Blvd.
1.5 acre, fenced area.

Dog Beach  The Original Dog Beachlexis-running on beach
Voltaire Street. And W. Point Loma Blvd, Ocean Beach (OB).
This very popular spot has “painted paws” in the sand leading to the leash free surf area. Dual-level drinking fountain and restrooms. Don’t be afraid to take your little one. Dog owners are very responsible. I have never seen a dog fight here. No fencing.   24 hours.

Oceanside Dog Park
(Adjacent and part of North County Humane Society)
Open 7am – 7pm, Closed Wednesday, on rainy days and 24 hours after
1.5 acre fenced grassy park, benches drinking fountain, pick up dispensers.

Pacific Beach
Capehart Dog Park
Corner of Feldspar Street and Soledad Mountain Road, just south of Beryl Street
Open 24 hrs (no lighting)
A daytime favorite – this one-acre park offers two grassy fenced large and small dog areas picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains, and a portable toilet.

Poway Dog Park
13094 Civic Center Dr. (Poway Rd to Civic Center Dr)
Open dawn to 9:30 p.m, Lighting A very large, fenced grassy with divided areas.
Features water fountains, benches.

Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo Dog Park
18448 W. Bernardo Dr. Open dawn to dusk. Closed Thurs 10am-12pm. closed Thurs, 10 a.m.- noon.
A double-fenced area split into three smaller areas This park is very large, with grass, trees, benches, and three biodegradable disposable bag dispensers in each area

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