San Diego Area Dog Parks

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Balboa Park

24 hours a day at: Nate’s Point – Balboa Drive at El Prado, south side of Cabrillo Bridge. Morley Field northwest of tennis courts.

Cadman Community Park

4280 Avati Drive in Clairemont. For hours and boundary information, visit Cadman Park Leash Free page at sandiego.gov.

Capehart Park

Located at the corner of Felspar Street and Soledad Mountain Road in Pacific Beach, this 1-acre park offers two fenced pens: one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs, areas to provide water for dogs, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and benches, and a parking area. Open 24 hours.

Charles L. Lewis III Memorial Park

Located at 4750 Home Ave. in City Heights, this linear park has a .5-acre single pen off-leash dog park located on the northern end of the park.

Dog Beach

Located in Ocean Beach at the foot of Voltaire Street, this site offers 24-hour access to the beach and ocean.

Doyle Community Park

Located at 8175 Regents Road in University City, this park is situated behind Doyle Recreation Center and offers two fenced turfed areas, one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs. It is open 24 hours; however, it is not lighted.

Dusty Rhodes Neighborhood Park

Located on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard between Nimitz and West Point Loma, in Ocean Beach, this 1-acre park offers one area for all dogs.

Fiesta Island

Located in Mission Bay Park, Fiesta Island offers a 5.2-mile asphalt path around the island for dogs walkers. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Grape Street Park

Located at Grape and 28th streets in South Park, this site is unfenced and is available for off-leash use during the following designated days and times. Posted leash-free hours: Mon. thru Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., Sun., and holidays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kearny Mesa Community Park

Located at 3170 Armstrong St. in Kearny Mesa, this 1-acre park near the Kearny Mesa Recreation Center offers one area for all dogs. Lighted. Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There is a water station for dogs and fountains for people.

Maddox Neighborhood Park

Located at 7815 Flanders St. in Mira Mesa, this .65-acre park offers one turfed area with a walkway and drinking fountain.

Nobel Park

Located at 8820 Judicial Drive in University City, just east of the North University Community Branch Library building, Nobel Park offers adjacent parking and separate sections for large and small dogs.

Rancho Bernardo Park

Located at 18448 West Bernardo Drive, this 2.66-acre park offers leash-free space adjacent to Rancho Bernardo Community Park.

Rancho Peñasquitos Park

Located on Salmon River Road at Fairgrove Lane. 1-acre park offers two fenced, turfed areas; one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs, benches, and a street parking area. Open from dawn to dusk.

Torrey Highlands Park

Located on Lansdale Drive off Del Mar Heights Road, 1-acre park.

Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park

Located at 3905 Adams Ave. Park includes two fenced pens, one for small dogs. Open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Source: www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/dogs/leashfree

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