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San Diego City Parks:

All dogs must be on a leash 8 feet or shorter until inside designated off-leash park areas (boundaries are posted), Balboa Park dog parks are open 24 hours

Parks Addresses/Maps/Description/Restrictions

Kearney Mesa Dog Park

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3170 Armstrong St, San Diego, CA (near Kearny Mesa Recreation Center)

(619) 525-8212

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Kearney Mesa Dog Park - 1 acre dog park near the Kearney Mesa Recreation Center that is lighted for evening use, water station for dogs and fountains for people, parking can be a challenge during the day,

* Parking is tricky- closest lot is used by students attending Mesa College

*No separate areas for large/small dogs

Open 6:30a-10p

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Dusty Rhodes Neighborhood Park (Ocean Beach)

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at Sunset Cliffs Blvd between Nimitz & West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA

(619) 531-1528

Dog Parks in San Diego, CA:

Dusty Rhodes Dog Park - Off-leash dog park on 1.5 acres, fenced, with only 1 area for all dogs, site may be expanded to 5 acres in the future

Open 24 hours, closed Mon 6-9a for maintenance

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Grape Street Dog Park

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at Grape St & 28th St, San Diego, CA

(619) 525-8213

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Grape Street Dog Park - 5 acre unfenced area, available for off-leash use; tucked away in a quiet residential area of South Park, and the largest of the 3 dog parks in Balboa Park, with open grassy fields, surrounded by groves of mature eucalyptus trees, 2 dog water fountains, and restrooms

Located at Grape and 28th Streets in South Park

Open for off-leash use: Mon-Fri 7:30a-9p; Sat, Sun, & Holidays 9a-9p

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Rancho Bernardo Community Park Dog Park

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18448 West Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA (adjacent to Rancho Bernardo Community Park)

(858) 485-6300

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Rancho Bernardo Dog Park - Off I-15, exit West Bernardo/Pomerado Rd, make a left off the freeway (heading West), and the Rancho Bernardo Community Park is 1/4 mile down on your right, the dog park is at the Southern-most end of the Community Park

Leash-free, grassy area on 2.66 acre park, divided into 3 pens where dogs can run free and socialize in a beautiful environment, double-gated entry, water provided, benches, trees, and disposable bag dispensers in each pens, includes additional parking for dog park users

Open dawn to dusk, except during maintenance (Thurs 10a-12p- subject to change weekly, check the website!)

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Noble Off Leash Park

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8820 Judicial Dr, San Diego, CA (just east of North University Community Branch Library building, near the Nobel Athletic Fields and Recreation Center)

Dog Parks in San Diego, California:

Noble Off Leash Park - conveniently located dog park with water fountains in both sections, separate areas for larger and smaller dogs, lots og seating and space for dogs to play, abundant, shady parking,

Be aware the park is mostly dirt and gets dusty

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Rancho Penasquitos Off Leash Area

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Located on Salmon River Rd at Fairgrove Ln, San Diego, CA   across the street from the Rancho Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library

Dog Parks in San Diego, CA:

Rancho Penasquitos Off Leash Area - 1 acre park offers 2 fenced areas for large and small dogs, double-gated, turfed areas, benches, and street parking available

Open dawn to dusk

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Morley Field Dog Park in Balboa Park

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Balboa Park at Alabama St & Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Morley Field Dog Park - Dog park is located at the west end of the Morley Field Sports Complex, southwest of the tennis courts, in Balboa Park, entrance is near the intersection, ample free parking

The main off-leash area is a very large grassy field, dotted with small trees and litterbag dispensing stations, easy access to the Florida Canyon Nature Trails, which you may explore with your dog leashed

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Nate's Point Dog Park

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Located on the West Mesa of Balboa Park, immediately south of El Prado/ Laurel Street, east of Balboa Dr

(619) 235-1122

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Nate's Point Dog Park - 2.3 acre off leash area and is one of the most popular dog parks in the San Diego region, completely fenced, with drinking fountains, picnic tables, and a double-entry gate, open 365 days/year

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Cadman Dog Park

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4280 Avati Dr, San Diego, CA (Clairemont area)

Dog Parks in San Diego:

Cadman Dog Park - Leash free area with lush grassy area for dogs to play, but BE AWARE there is NO fence between dog park and children's playground

*Only leash-free, fence-free area in San Diego; no separate large/small dog areas

Fall/Winter/Spring 7:30a-10a, 4:30-7p

Summer 7-9:30a, 5-7:30p

**No Leash free hours on Fourth of July and on Saturday morning during Little League season

Boundaries:

  • North - Cadman School fence.
  • South - Southern fence of park.
  • East - Line and signs between southwest-corner of the tennis court to the western-most eucalyptus tree to the southern fence of park.
  • West - Western fence and top edge of canyon to signs.

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Dog Beaches

Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

(619) 236-5555

Dog Beaches near San Diego:

Ocean Beach - The "Original Dog Beach" is nationally famous, and one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States, it is a landmark in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River

On any given day, you will see dogs running freely to and in the ocean, surfers on the Dog Beach Break, and people and dogs coexisting peacefuly

**24 hour off-leash area, located on the west end of Voltaire St, one of the most popular dog beaches in San Diego

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Del Mar Dog Beach

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3006 Sandy Ln, San Diego, CA (Located at Via de La Valley and Hwy 101 at the rivermouth, off leash area is north of 29th St)

Dog Beaches near San Diego:

Del Mar Dog Beach - Del Mar's North Beach is called "Dog Beach" by dog owners, and stretches nearly 2 miles along the beach, includes the mouth of the San Dieguito River and a stretch of coastal bluff;

  • North Beach: (29th St- Solana Beach border) Dogs must remain on a 6 foot leash June 16-Labor Day, they may be under voice control from the day after Labor Day- June 15
  • Main Beach: (Northern end of Powerhouse Park to 29th St) No dogs allowed Jun 16-Labor Day; from Laboor Day- Jun 15 leashed dogs allowed
  • South Beach: (Powerhouse Park south to Torrey Pines border at 6th St) Dogs must be leashed year round
  • Del Mar's Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park are also dog friendly

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Fiesta Island- Mission Bay Park

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(619) 235-1169

Dog Beaches near San Diego:

Fiesta Island- Mission Bay Park - Fiesta Island is a large area of land centrally located in Mission Bay Park, dogs allowed in all areas except for the Youth Campground and Least Tern nesting sites (seasonal), 5.2 mile asphalt path around the island for dog walkers; there is a 5 MPH zone on the east side of the island that is popular for recreational water sports, bonfire rings around the shore, no restrooms available, lifeguards on site

Open 24 hours, this area offers calmer water than the ocean and sand dunes to run on

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Coronado - North Beach Dog Run

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200-298 Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA

Dog Beaches near San Diego:

Coronado - North Beach Dog Run - Runs along Ocean Blvd with a back drop of fine homes and mansions; restrooms and shower facilities, lifeguards on duty, tidepools, fishin infront of Hotel del Coronado, fire rings, foot shower and free dog litter bas at the entrance to the run, free parking on Ocean Blvd

24 hour off-leash area   

*Dogs must be leashed until you reach the beach!

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Map of Leash-free Locations

Other Leash-free San Diego Dog Parks:

  • Capehart Park - at the corner of Felspar St and Soledad Mountain Rd in Pacific Beach
  • Charles L Lewis III Memorial Park - linear park at 4750 Home Ave, in City Heights
  • Doyle Community Park - 2 fenced turf areas open 24 hours but not lighted, at 8175 Regents Rd in University City, San Diego
  • Maddox Park - 0.65 acre park with one turfed area with a walkway, drinking fountain; at 7815 Flanders St in Mira Mesa
  • Torrey Highlands - 1 acre park with turfed and mulched areas; on Lansdale Drive off Del Mar Heights Rd
  • Ward Canyon Park - off-leash area off 40th Street next to I-15, with 2 fenced areas, wood-chipped areas, pergolas, benches, and parking area; open dawn to dusk, 7 days; at 3905 Adams Ave in Normal Heights

 

 

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