View Full Version : Anyone in San Diego know of any good dog parks?

28th February 2007, 08:05 AM
If anyone in San Diego knows of any good dog parks please let me know. Feel free to pm or just respond to this post thanks!

28th February 2007, 12:21 PM
what's a dog park?

28th February 2007, 12:44 PM
from what I understand its like a park where the dogs are allowed to go off the leash usually they are fenced Ive driven by a couple in San Diego, but I cant remember where they are. They are parks designed for dogs like things to do just for dogs. At least thats what Ive had it described as. Hopefully thats right

28th February 2007, 02:51 PM
Cathy T should be able to help you on this one.. I know she knows of a few down there! :flwr:

Cathy T
28th February 2007, 03:49 PM
There are lots of dog parks in San Diego. Depends on where you are. The one we go to is at Doyle Park in the University Town Centre area. Our club is having a speaker next month who will talk about places in San Diego to take your dog....I can't wait....should be some great info. Let me know what specific area you are looking for and I'm sure I can find one for you.

Here's a link from the Parks and Recreation Department:

It's really a shame we can't take our dogs, even on leash, to Mission Bay. The walk around the bay is beautiful. But dogs are only allowed before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Heather Kay
28th February 2007, 06:50 PM
There is a dog park off Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, which is also home to 'Dog Beach' where dogs are able to frolick around without a leash on the beach (with owner supervision of course). I wouldn't take your puppy there until she is older and also I would not let her run around without a leash regardless (Cavs have a chasing instinct and are very fast) plus you have to watch out for the big dogs, it seems I see a few Great Danes every time I go there.

Ocean Beach also has a lot of good natural/specialty pet shops and pet services (like the 'dog wash') a really cute pet pampering salon -- I think its off Bacon & Volitaire.

28th February 2007, 10:17 PM
If anyone in San Diego knows of any good dog parks please let me know. Feel free to pm or just respond to this post thanks!

Last year i visited my daughter in SD a couple of times, she lived in La Jolla Village (i think that's what it was called) and we/i took the dogs to a dog park that was in walking distance from where they lived (they have now moved to LA). The dog park is about a mile or so off the 805, you get off at La Jolla Village Dr and if you were going south on the freeway, you turn right on Lebon, and then you turn right on Charmant Dr, and you follow Charmant drive around and it's about a half mile or so, you will pass a big striking looking white latter day saints temple on your right (which you can see from a distance), and you will be almost at the dog park then.

It's a very small dog park compared to what i'm used to, my main dog park here is huge and has a separate park for small dogs attached. But that little park i went to in SD is plenty big enough for dogs to run, be outdoors, play fetch, sniff around, apparently local people keep a container of water there. When i went, the two dogs and had a great time, they played continuously, and then someone arrived with a beagle who Belle fell in love with, it was cute. and then as we were leaving, someone arrived with a chihuahau. So it looked like there was a steady stream of people coming in. A lot of apartments around there.

However, it was not like there were a lot of dogs, the main one i go to here always has multiple dogs, day and night. Definitely the fewer dogs would be better for a shy dog, such as Belle is with most other dogs.

I think a new puppy, even with all shots, would be too small for the diverse and unpredictable population of a dog park. I wonder if you can find a puppy play group, or a cavalier play group. Maybe Cathy has some contacts for something like that.

I started taking Zack to the dog park when he was about 6 months at least. Dog parks can be pretty boisterous and dogs can be unpredictable. It's not really a situation for socializing a baby puppy. A play group with regular people where you know what sort of dog personalities are going to be there would be more ideal for a young puppy.

Belle and zack at the SD dog park, you can see they're enjoying themselves.


Belle is happy


Cathy T
28th February 2007, 10:36 PM
We love Coronado Beach!! Very clean and if you go mid-week it's not crowded.

1st March 2007, 03:23 AM
alright thanks for the locations everyone! I never knew Doyle Park had a doggy park I used to live in la Regencia which is like literally across the street from the parka dn the townhouse I just bought is like a 2 minute walk from there.