If you’re searching for a dog park that’s securely enclosed with fenced where all dogs are welcome to play and socialize, you’re in the right place. Below we’ve featured 8 top dog parks in San Diego, California.
Located in San Diego’s famous and extensive Balboa Park, Nate’s Point Dog Park is a designated off-leash area located in the park’s West Mesa. The dog park covers more than two acres of space and is securely fenced on all sides. The park features picnic tables for owners and drinking fountains for dogs. Nate’s Point Dog Park was first opened in 1996 and is named after a San Diego city worker.
Nate’s Point Dog Park is open seven days a week (please note that the park is closed on Wednesday mornings for scheduled maintenance). The park features grassy terrain, large trees for shade, and lots of space for a game of fetch! Please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times during their visit to the park, and remove your dog if they exhibit signs of aggression.
Kearney Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park is a small off-leash park, but still has plenty of space where dogs can roam freely, explore, and make some new canine friends. The park is located in the Kearny Mesa Community Park, which covers around one acre of space adjacent to the Kearny Mesa Rec Center. The park features one fenced area that’s securely enclosed where all dogs are welcome to play and socialize.
Kearney Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park is open from 6:30 am until 10:00 pm every day, with floodlights for evening use. The dog park features drinking water for both owners and their four-legged friends. Please note that parking for the Kearney Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park can be difficult to find during the day – there is a nearby parking lot but it is primarily used by students attending Mesa College.
Located in South Park, San Diego, Grape Street Dog Park is hidden away in a peaceful residential neighborhood and is one of the three San Diego dog parks situated in Balboa Park. It is the largest of the three, covering more than five acres of space which means there is more than enough room for your dog to burn off some steam.
The Grape Street Dog Park features large eucalyptus trees, drinking water fountains for dogs, and bathrooms for their owners. The park is open for off-leash fun seven days a week, with hours from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays, and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekends. Please clean up after your dog, ensure they are leashed whenever outside the off-leash area, and supervise your dog at all times while off-leash.
The Morley Field Dog Park can be found at the Morley Field Sports Complex, on the western side. Lots of designated, free parking for the Morley Field Dog Park is available, and there are plenty of other activities to occupy the family (including tennis courts, sporting fields, playgrounds, and more) while your dog enjoys some time off their leash.
The Morley Field Dog Park features mostly grassy terrain, including a large field that’s perfect for a game of frisbee or fetch. There are also some small trees in the park, as well as waste bag dispensers – please use these to clean up after your dog. The nearby Florida Canyon Nature Trails are a great place to go for a hike, but you will need to securely leash your dog for this, and any other time they are outside the off-leash area.
Rancho Bernardo Dog Park is another designated off-leash park in San Diego. The park is fully enclosed and is free for all dogs to use. While the dog park is open seven days a week, it is not recommended to use the park during rainy periods as it damages the groundcover (and leads to muddy paws), and the park may be closed after periods of rain. Rancho Bernardo Dog Park covers an area of just under three acres and is divided into three separate enclosures, each with a double-gated entry.
Each pen features drinking water and bowls for dogs to use, grassy space, trees, benches for owners, and waste bag dispensers – please clean up after your dog using these. Ensure your dog is supervised at all times during their time off-leash. No food or beverages are allowed inside the dog park. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily, apart from a closure on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm for maintenance.
The Little Italy Dog Park is a fairly new dog park located in San Diego’s famous Little Italy. The park features a separate enclosure for small dogs, special dog-friendly turf, drinking water for thirsty pups, and shaded bench seating for owners. Little Italy Dog Park is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.
To visit the Little Italy Dog Park, your dog must be licensed by San Diego County and display a valid license tag. Please supervise your dog at all times, clean up their waste, and remove your dog if they exhibit any signs of aggression. Make sure your dog is on a leash whenever outside the off-leash area.
Dusty Rhodes Park in San Diego, CA, is a great place to spend some time with the family. Enjoy the wide-open spaces with a backyard game or a picnic, then give your dog some off-leash freedom by visiting the adjacent Dusty Rhodes Dog Park.
The Dusty Rhodes Dog Park is fully enclosed, features drinking water fountains for dogs, and seating for owners. There are also trashcans to make it easy to clean up after your dog. Please do not bring your dog to the park if they have a history of aggression, and all dogs in the off-leash area should be well-socialized.
Situated in University City, the Nobel Dog Park is nearby the Nobel Athletic Fields and Rec Center. There is ample parking available for dog park visitors, and lots of grassy space for your pup to explore.
The Nobel Dog Park is fully and securely fenced and is divided into two sections – one specifically for small dogs, and one where all dogs are welcome. Please clean up after your dog and supervise them during your visit. You also need to leash your dog whenever they are outside the designated off-leash area.