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Imperial


Brawley

  • Imperial Sand Dunes. From Brawley, drive East on Highway 78 for about 19 miles to Gecko Road, then turn right, and the ranger station is about a mile down the road. 619-337-4400.

Inyo


Big Pine

  • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. 25 miles north of Big Pine. Difficult to get to in the winter. From Highway 395, take Highway 168 for about 15 miles to White Mountain Road, turn left and continue for 10 more miles to the south end of the forest. 619-873-2400.

Inyo National Forest

  • 10,000 foot elevation. 1.8 million acres. Forest Headquarters: 873 North Main Street, Bishop, CA 619-873-2400.

Little Lake

  • Fossil Falls. fossilized falls and volcanic fields. On Highway 395, turn east onto Cinder Cone road and follow the cinder cone to the park. The parking lot is about 1.5 miles from the highway. 619-384-5400.

Lone Pine

  • Alabama Hills. Over 300 Hollywood films filed here. From Highway 395, take Whitney Portal Road about 2 and 1/2 miles west of Lone Pine to Movie Road. 619-872-4881.

Los Angeles


Angeles National Forest

  • Off-leash trails except for the big horn sheep area. Forest Headquarters: 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006, 805-683-6711.

Calabasas

  • Calabasas Bark Park. Open sunrise to sunset. Calabasas is located north of Los Angeles and south of Ventura County. Take the Las Virgenes Rd. exit off Hwy 101 in Calabasas.  Located south of the Las Virgenes Water District, not very far from the freeway. Located at 4232 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, CA. (Thank you Barbara Chang)

Claremont

  • Blaisdell Park. Leashless Dog Park. From the 10 Freeway, exit S Indian Hill Blvd. and go North, make a right on East Arrow Hwy, Left on College Ave, and the park is on your left. (near the Claremont Colleges area)

Costa Mesa

  • Costa Mesa Bark Park. Located across from the Orange County Fairgrounds at Arlington Drive and Newport Blvd. See web site for more details.
     

Encino

  • Encino Off leash Park. Victory Blvd and White oak. (Thank you Greg)

El Segundo

  • El Segundo Dog Park. About 60x300ft lots of trees south side of LAX. Between Imperial Avenue and Imperial Highway at Sheldon Street. From the east take 105 freeway, go west to the end onto Imperial Hwy. go to the first light and turn left then around 2 short bends until going west again along Imperial Ave which parallels Imperial Hwy Drive a few blocks. You will be driving parallel to it on the right side. Sounds complicated but not once you are there. Should be less confusing from Thomas Guide pg 702 F7 or any good web map. (Thank you Steve Weldon)

Encino

  • Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park. Dogs run off-leash in fenced area.  Pooper scoopers and trashcans, benches, etc. Located at the corner of Victory and White Oak in Encino (San Fernando Valley). 101 exit White oak.  Go North on White to Victory.  It is on the corner. (Thank you Danette Larson and Randy)

Hollywood

  • Runyon Canyon. Walk up and around Runyon canyon with your dog off leash. Location: Fuller Ave 2 blocks west of La Brea above Franklin. Directions: 2 blocks west of La Brea above Franklin. (Thank You Candice Taieb)

Long Beach

  • Haute Dogs on the Beach.  Dogs allowed to frolic off-leash in the surf and sand in a designated area in Belmont Shore in Long Beach on the 4th Sunday of every month. Avg. Attendance: 450 canines. Parking: .25 cents/per 15 minutes in metered beachfront lot (enter off of Bennett Ave. at the Belmont Pool entrance near Chuck's Coffee Shop) and FREE parking after 6 p.m. Also, FREE parking along Ocean Blvd. Free parking in the lot across from Ripples (Granada Ave. @ Ocean Blvd.) after approx. 5 p.m. Restrooms: Available at Granada Ave. boat launch ramp. Location: Between Park Ave. and Argonne Ave. in Belmont Shore, Long Beach (CA) Directions: From: 405 South 1. Take the I-405 S towards LONG BEACH. 2. Take the STUDEBAKER ROAD exit. 0.22 miles (0.36 Km) 3. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp. 0.04 miles (0.07 Km)  4. Merge onto N STUDEBAKER RD. 2.14 miles (3.44 Km) 5. Turn RIGHT onto WESTMINSTER AVE. 0.43 miles (0.69 Km) 6. WESTMINSTER AVE becomes E 2ND ST. 1.54 miles (2.47 Km) 7. Turn LEFT onto GRANADA AVE. 0.33 miles (0.53 Km) Please note: Do not walk on the bike path or the boat launch ramp. Vaccinations and licensing must be up todate. (Thank you Justin Rudd)
  • Recreation Dog Park. Leashless dog park within Recreation Park. three watering stations, trees, benches, enclosure for small dogs, parking area, bag boxes. Exit 7th Street at the 605 Freeway. Go West for about a mile, and on your right side, you will see a sign dog park. (Thank you Jim Walters)

Hollywood

  • Runyan Canyon. You can unleash the dog for most of the trails...as much as I can tell. Location: It is approximately 3 blocks north of Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.  the place is called Runyan Canyon.  From Anaheim CA, take 5 North.  Go NW on 101 to Hollywood.  Get off on Hollywood Blvd. and go west for approximately 3 miles.  Take a right onto Fuller Avenue and go to the end 3 blocks or so.  You can also take a right onto Aristo (n\starts with an A...) and go North to the dead end (3 blocks).  You get a fantastic view of Hollywood and LA. From the 10 freeway in Santa Monica, take the 10 East to Fairfax, exit and go north to Hollywood Blvd, go East on Hollywood and take to Fuller, go North and head up till dead ends. It's a great trail to hike for you and the dog.  They also having watering stations for the dogs periodically. This is not a fenced area so it cannot be considered a dog park. The official sign says there are trails within the park designated as a dog "exercise" area. (Dog walker/watcher available: Erica Cornwall cornwalle@aol.com )

Leo Carillo Beach

  • (Leashed Dogs Only) Leo Carillo Beach. 1.5 mile long beach that allows dogs to run and swim with additional trails under the freeway. Not allowed between towers 2 & 3. Location: On Highway 1, approximately 30 miles North of Santa Monica, on PCH going North towards Oxnard (past Zuma). Directions: Go North on PCH towards Oxnard until you get to El Matador and Leo Carillo. (Thank you Kendall Andrade)

Los Angeles

  • Sepulveda Basin Dog-Park. Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset except on Friday's 11:00am to Sunset, due to Maintenance. Located at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Yarmouth Ave.

Pasadena

  • Brookside Park. Leashless for training dogs only. From the 210 Freeway, exit Seco Street and follow the Rose Bowl signs. To the left of the stadium, there is the large park. 818-405-4306
  • Central Park. Leashless for training dogs only. Del Mar and Fair Oaks Avenue. 818-405-4306.
  • Victory Park. Leashless for training dogs only. Paloma Street and N Alta Dena Drive. 818-405-4306.

Redondo Beach

  • Redondo Beach Dog Park. On the corner of Flagler Lane and 190th in Redondo Beach.  Flagler is in between Prospect and Inglewood Ave.   190th Street can be reached off of PCH or Hawthorne Blvd.  Redondo Beach is West of the 405, west of Torrance, on the Pacific, several miles south of LAX, and north of Rancho Palos Verdes. info@rbdogpark.com  

Santa Monica

  • Joslyn Park. Licensed Santa Monica Dogs may use the park leashless from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm M-F; 8:30 am to 8:30 pm Sat-Sun. The park is closed for maintenance on Tues and Thurs from 9:30 am to 11am. 7th Street and Kensington Road. 310-393-9975. (Thank you Whit Preston)
  • Marine Park. Licensed Santa Monica Dogs may use the park leashless from 6am-9am, 6pm-10pm. 7th Street and Kensington Road. 310-393-9975.

Sierra Madre

  • Sierra Madre Dog Park. Description: separate area for small dogs; benches, bag boxes, big trees, lots of room to run! Hours: 6am to 10pm daily. Features: fenced, benches, handicap access, poop bags, trees, parking, phones, restrooms, lights, water, trash cans, separate fenced areas for large/active dogs and ‘special needs’ dogs. Location: 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd. Directions: From 210, take Santa Anita exit in Arcadia. Head north (toward the mountains) to Sierra Madre Blvd, turn left. Sierra Madre city park is on the right, turn next to the big cemetery. Dog parks are next to the tennis courts. (Thank you Sarah Farmer Earll)

Silver Lake

  • Silver Lake Dog Park. See web site for more information. Friendly dog park - notable for its two fenced-off areas, one for the "general population," the other for timid or little dogs. Located at 1850 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles. At intersection of Silver Lake Blvd. and Duane St. in Silverlake district of L.A. Take 101 Freeway (N or S, as appropriate), exit at Silver Lake Blvd., head NORTH on S.L. Blvd. Dawg Park on LEFT at intersection. (Thank you Lynn Malsby & John Voland)

Studio City

  • Laurel Canyon Park. Leashless dog park. Largest in Los Angeles County with almost 20 acres. From 6am-10am, 3pm to dusk. From Laurel Canyon Blvd., go west on Mulhulland for about 1/4 of a mile. 818-989-8188.

Venice

  • Westminster Off-Leash Dog Park. Just under an acre and of the most fun off-leash park in Los Angeles. This self-governed park is the creation of FREEPLAY, a non-profit that works to establish off-leash areas. Located at 1234 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA 90291. At the corner of Westminster and Pacific in Venice (between Pacific and Main Street). (Thank you Freeplay)

Orange


Cleveland National Forest

  • Leashless trails. Forest Headquarters: 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127, 619-674-2901

Costa Mesa

  • Costa Mesa Bark Park. Located at Arlington Avenue and Newport Blvd., across from the Orange County Fairgrounds. 2 acres, grass, lots of trees, water provided, good parking, completely handicap accessible (one of the few parks that is.) For more information call the Costa Mesa Bark Park Foundation at (714)754-5041, Ext. #3 or e-mail: CMBarkPark@aol.com

Cypress

  • Cypress Dog Park. Has city approval, seeking site at this time, should be open in March 2000. (Thank you Tina Megesi)

Huntington Beach

  • Best Friend Dog Park. Back of the park, on the North-East corner of Edwards Street and Taylor Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA. dogpark@earthlink.net 714-536-5672.
  • Huntington Dog Beach. The Dog Beach is located on Pacific Coast Highway between 21st St. and Seapoint St. Dogs are allowed off-leash only on the wet sand of Huntington Dog Beach. Open from 5:00AM to 8:00PM seven days a week. (714) 841-8644.

Irvine

  • Irvine Central Bark. On Oak Canyon Road in Irvine. It's open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but Wednesday, and has two fenced acres with a separate area for small or shy dogs. Dog owners may call the Irvine Animal Care Center (right next door) for more information: (949) 724-7740. (Thanks you Eliza Rubenstein)

Laguna

  • Bark Park. Leashless dog park. Fenced with a few picnic tables, benches, trash containers, and a doggie water fountain. The park hours are dawn to dusk Thursday thru Tuesday. Closed Wednesday for maintenance.
    Please do not bring aggressive dogs. From Highway 1 (Pacific Coast) go north on Laguna Canyon Road, just South of El Toro. 714-497-0706. (Thank you Lynn Jones)

Laguna Niguel

  • Laguna Niguel Dog Park. Fenced, water, landscaped. Located on a little over an acre at Golden Lantern near Chapparosa Park. Open from noon to dusk on Monday and Friday, 7 am to dusk on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and  Saturday. On Sunday, it is open from 8am to dusk.

Riverside

Cleveland National Forest

  • Leashless trails. Forest Headquarters: 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127, 619-674-2901

Desert Hot Springs

  • Corkill Gully. Giant agility course. Desert setting with sand and native shrubs. Location: 17991 Corkill Rd. Directions: I 10 exit on Palm Drive north to Dillon right to Corkill right. (Thank you Tony Aquino)

Riverside

  • Mt. Rubidous. There is a tiny little off leash park in Riverside, CA at the bottom of Mt. Rubidoux - on the Rubidoux side of the mountain. (Thank you Gina)
  • Pat Merrit Dog Park. Fence, lights, benches, poop bags, water access. Very large park with beautiful green grass and clean environment. Has two big areas: one for small dogs the other for big dogs. The dogs are nice and the people are friendly; a great place to bring the family and pets. Location: Limonite Frontage Rd. and Ave. Juan Bautista. Directions: From 60W: Exit Rubidoux and make a left, right on Mission, left on Limonite Ave, left on Ave. Juan Bautista, quick left on Limonite Frontage Rd. (Thank you Jackie Cubas)

Palm Springs

  • Palm Springs Dog Park. Located behind City Hall. 222 Civic Drive North (behind City Hall), Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-322-8362.

San Bernadino National Forest

  • Dogs are allowed leashless in most parts of the forest except for the State parks like the San Jacinto Wilderness which runs into Mount San Jacinto State Park. Forest Headquarters: 1824 Commer Center Circle, San Bernadino, CA 92408, 909-383-5588.

San Bernadino

Afton

  • Afton Canyon Natural Area. 42,000 acres. Great place to watch wildlife. From Interstate 15, exit Afton Canyon Road, and drive 3 miles South of the park. (About forty miles east of Barstow) 619-255-8760.

Barstow

  • Rainbow Basin Natural Area. From Barstow Highway 58, drive 5 and a half miles north on Fort Irwin Road and turn left on Fossil Bed Road for 3 miles (dirt road). 619-384-5400.

Big Bear Lake

  • Cienaga Creek Ranch Enjoy Secluded Luxury in Big Bear in your own private cottage....We love dogs and hate leashes. 43630 Rainbow Ln (not on map books yet), Big Bear, CA 92314. Near Onyx Summit. (Thank you Scott Wilson.)
  • Cougar Crest Trail. From Big Bear Village, cross lake at Stanfield Cutoff, make a left on Highway 38, drive west for half a mile west of the ranger station. It's on the right side. 909-866-3437.
  • Woodland Trail. One and a half mile nature trail. From Big Bear Village, cross lake at Stanfield Cutoff and turn left on Highway 38. The trail is on the right side. 909-866-3437.

Chino

  • Prado Regional Park. 1,100 acres of dog park. Dog training park. 909-597-6366.

Corona

  • Corona Dog Park. .85 acre that is fenced in. Corona, CA. There is no separate area for small dogs. The drinking fountain is on the outside of the park so it's best to bring water with you. There are three benches and trash cans inside in the park. Doggie clean up bags are located within the sallyport. Location: On Butterfield Drive in the Butterfield Stage Trail Park-right across from the entrance to Corona Airport. Directions: 91 freeway to Lincoln, go north. At Railroad St. make a left and then a right at Smith St. Make a left at Butterfield Dr. and the dog park is on the left hand side about 3/4 mile down next to the main parking lot for Butterfield Park.

Lucerne Valley

  • Johnson Valley Open Area. 250,000 acres. Beware of coyotes and off-road vehicles. On Highway 247, exit Bessimer Mine Road, drive North a couple of miles, and follow the signs. 619-255-8700.

Rancho Cucamonga

  • Rancho Cucamonga Dog Park. A beautiful fenced in dog park, complete with shady trees and a wonderful view of the mountains. Open daylight hours.  Water, shovels and a dog rinse off area are available on-site. In Etiwanda Creek Park in the northeast section of Rancho Cucamonga. Located at East Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. From the intersection of the 10 and 15 Freeways, take the 15 Freeway north to Baseline Ave. and exit left (west).  Turn right (north) on Etiwanda Ave. until you pass Highland Ave.  At Summit Ave. (the first stop) turn right (east).  Then travel a few blocks to East Ave. and turn left (north).  When you reach the end of the pavement on East Ave. you are there! (Thank you Dean Silliman & Tammy Bullock)

San Bernadino

  • Wild Wood Park. Well kept , with at least 2 fenced areas open late with good lighting . At the base of the hill ( to Big Bear or Arrowhead lakes) evening baseball games so your never alone. Location: Exit the 30 fwy at Waterman and head toward the mountain. Make a right at 40th street , then the first left . The Dog Park is in the rear of the park ( Wild Wood Park ). (Thank youDavid Titgen)

San Bernadino National Forest

  • Dogs are allowed leashless in most parts of the forest except for the State parks like the San Jacinto Wilderness which runs into Mount San Jacinto State Park. Forest Headquarters: 1824 Commerce Center Circle, San Bernadino, CA 92408, 909-383-5588.

Upland

  • Baldy View Park, 11th St. (Between Mountain Ave. & San Antonio Ave). From Foothill Blvd., go to Mountain Ave. or San Antonio Ave. Turn South to 11th Street. (Thank you Kevin Johnson)
  • Upland Memorial Park. Back section of the park is leashless. Foothill Blvd. (Route 66) and 11th Avenue. 909-931-4280. 

Santa Barbara


Los Padres National Forest

  • Douglas Family Preserve (formerly the Wilcox Property).  From the 101 North or South, take the Las Positas exit and head west, toward the ocean.  Las Positas dead-ends at Cliff Drive--hang a left.  At the first light atop the rise, take a right (Mesa Lane).  Go almost to the end and take another right on Medcliff, which ends at the main entrance to the park.  The park is also very pleasing to humans, too, as views of the Santa Barbara Channel & Islands are stunning from the cliffs.  A note of interest: this property was proposed to be developed several times--most frequently as retirement condominiums--and a public fundraising effort netted $3M of the $5M needed to buy the land outright.  Actor Michael Douglas "chipped in" the last $2M and the preserve now bears his name.  The preserve is constantly under scrutiny and dogs and their owners are always faced with the possibility of losing off-leash privileges, so please use the Mutt Mitts provided at the park's entrance!  Also, parking is limited to neighborhood streets so dogs need to be leashed until inside the preserve & their owners should be courteous) . (Thank you Doug McFarling & his dog Ella)
  • Off-leash trials. 1.9 Million acres that include the Big Sur area. Forest Headquarters: 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, 805-683-6711.
  • Waller Park Dog Park. Dog park behind Waller Park. Santa Maria, CA. (Thank you Midge M. Nicosia)

San Diego


Cleveland National Forest

  • Leashless trails. Forest Headquarters: 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127, 619-674-2901

Coronado

  • Coronado City Beach/ Dog Beach. Leash free on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the US Naval Station. 619-522-7380.

Del Mar

  • San Dieguito Dog Beach. Canine children need to be under voice control September to June and under leach control June to September. They try to provide bags but it is best to be safe and bring your own. Bring quarters for parking. The meter maid is evil. From October until May, dogs can go leashless on the north end of the beach. From 29th Street to the border of Solano. From the 5 Freeway, exit Via de la Valle and drive West to Camino del Mar, then go South for a block. Across from the Del Mar Racetrack. 619-755-1556. (Thank you Nancy Kinder)

Encinitas

  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society Dog Park.   Built-in water fountain, separate enclosed area for small dogs,  trees, & benches. Park hours: 11AM - 5PM every day (except Mondays: 11:30AM - 5PM). Please read park rules before visiting. This is a half-acre, fenced in dog park and education center on the property of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, CA. Location: 389 Requeza Street. Directions: Coming from the south, take I-5 to Santa Fe Drive. Go straight through the light and follow Regal Rd, and at the stop sign turn left onto Requeza Street. At the bottom of the hill, turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign. Coming from the north, take I-5 to Encinitas Blvd. Turn left onto Encinitas Blvd. Turn right onto Westlake Street. At the stop sign turn right onto Requeza St. At the bottom of the hill, turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign. (Thank you Alison Gianotto)

Escondido

  • Cricket's Corner. Grassy, fenced, 1 acre, with water, shaded benches, a separate fenced area for small dogs, located on the Rancho Coastal Humane Society property, which is open daily 11am to 5pm, except Monday when it opens at 11:30am. Ranch Coastal Humane Society phone is 760-753-6413. Or email info@rchumanesociety.org Location: 389 Requeza St. Directions: Coming from the south, take I-5 to Santa Fe Drive. Go straight through the light and follow Regal Rd, and at the stop sign turn left onto Requeza Street. At the bottom of the hill, turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign. Coming from the north, take I-5 to Encinitas Blvd. Turn left onto Encinitas Blvd. Turn right onto Westlake Street. At the stop sign turn right onto Requeza St. At the bottom of the hill, turn left into the driveway marked by a Rancho Coastal Humane Society sign. (Thank you Paul Martin)
  • Mayflower Dog Park. The park is a fenced off-leash 1˝-acre area with benches, tables, handicap access, parking, restrooms, lights, water, trees, poop bags, trashcans. It has an agility/performance area for dogs, separated from the general area. Hours: dawn to 9pm (lighted). Location: 3420 Valley Center Road Escondido, CA. Cross streets are Valley Center Road and Washington. Directions: Located approx. 30 miles north of San Diego. Take I-15 North and Merge onto 395 (Escondido Freeway). Exit towards Via Rancho Parkway. Turn Right onto E Via Rancho Parkway. Continue on Bear Valley Parkway.  Turn Right on CR-S6. (Thank you Pam Zufelt)

Poway

  • Poway Poway Dog Park. A great dog park located off of Poway Road behind the sheriff's station in the Poway Community Recreation Park. Poway Community Park, 13094 Bowron Road. 

San Diego

  • Balboa Park. 3 leashless park areas. Not fenced in but well-marked areas. From the 5 freeway, exit Park Boulevard and head north. 619-239-0512.
    1. West side of park off Balboa Drive, just south of Laurel Street Bridge.
    2. Northeast portion of the park in Morley Field (southwest of the Tennis Courts).
    3. Grape Street and 28th Street, on the parks east side.
  • Fiesta Island. Leashless park with great views. From the 5 freeway, take Sea World Drive/ Tecolote Road exit, Southeast to Fiesta Island Road (first right). 619-221-8901.
  • Ocean Beach Park/ Dog Beach. North end of the beach is leashless and is marked by signs. From the 5 Freeway, exit at Interstate 8, drive west and follow signs to Sunset Cliffs Blvd., right at Voltaire Street to the end. 619-221-8901.
  • Dog Park.Directions: Take 805, get off on University Ave go west. Go straight until you get to Alabama Street. Make a left. Go all the way down and you will see a park. make a left again and an immediate right. Go all the way down until you see the doggies running free. (Thank you Monica)

Ventura
 

Calabassas

  • Bark Park. The one acre Bark Park is on Las Virgenes Road, in Calabassas. Complete with benches, a doggie drinking fountain, trash cans, and poop scoops.

Camarillo

  • Camarillo Dog Park. Off-Leash Dog Park in the city of Camarillo. Benches, table, drinking fountains for dogs and people, shady, completely fenced and double gated. No charge. Location: Inside Camarillo Grove County Park, show them your dog and entrance is free.Directions: Camarillo Springs Rd. off the 101 Freeway. (Thank you Larry Yakerson)

Oxnard

  •  Star Canine Social Club. Free Off-Leash Dog Park / Club. Is your dog bored, fat, lazy, stupid? Bouncing off the walls with excess energy! Do they prefer playing with the cat to you?? He could be a STAR! Get Them (and yourself) off the couch and out to the fresh air and sunshine for some fantastically fun activity & entertainment. There is No Charge to Play!  Socialization. Agility Equipment. Frisbee. Fresh Air & Grass. Obedience. Fly-Ball - Games. Balls - Sticks. Group Activities. Dog Toys - Contests. Small Dog Agility & a secure play area. Lots of other dogs and dog owners! Location: 2nd & H Street. Old Oxnard High School. Directions: Take Oxnard Blvd or Ventura Road to 2nd Street- then into town to H Street. (Thank you Chuck Wright)

Los Padres National Forest

  • Off-leash trials. 1.9 Million acres that include the Big Sur area. Forest Headquarters, 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, 805-683-6711.

Thousand Oaks

  • Conejo Creek Park.. A three-acre playground with picnic tables and drinking fountains divided into two sections, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park will operate from 7 a.m. to sunset daily except for when equestrian events are being held at a nearby arena. Dogs must be on leashes from the parking lot to the park's double gates and that owners clean up after their pets. Located in the Northwest section of the park.  Janss Road and 23 Freeway. (Thank you Sinam)

Port Hueneme

  • Hollywood Beach.  Port Hueneme. Dogs can be off leash on the beach and in the water. Location: San Nicholas Avenue and Victoria Avenue. Directions: 101 Freeway to Victoria Avenue Exit. Continue South (which is left at the end of the ramp from 101 North). After passing Channel Islands Boulevard and the Coast Guard station, there is a stop sign where you will take a Right onto San Nicholas Avenue. Continue straight into the parking lot for Hollywood Beach. (Thank you C. F.)



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