Dog Parks Around Palo Alto, California

There are many fun dog parks in the Palo Alto, California, greater area. They cater to all sorts of interests, from hiking trails to fenced dog runs to designated small dog areas!

Greer Dog Park

Palo Alto, California

This tiny dog park is about 10 feet by 50 feet, but it is shaded and has lots of greenery. It is fenced and located in proximity to restrooms.


Hoover Dog Park

Palo Alto, California

This is a small off-leash dog park located in greater Hoover Park, next to the creek.

Mitchell Park Dog Run

Palo Alto, California

This is a large dog exercise area on the south side of Mitchell Park, by Spangler School.

Shores Dog Park

Redwood City, California

This off-leash dog park is open for use from dusk until dawn, but can be subject to closure during the rainy season when it gets too muddy. It is funded by the residents of Redwood City.

City of Belmont Dog Park

Belmont, California

This dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs. It also offers benches and lights. It closes daily at 8:30 PM.


Foster City Dog Run

Foster City, California

This dog park has two separated areas, each about one half acre, for large and small dogs. There is synthetic turf for the dogs to run on, as well as water available. It offers benches and tables for humans.

Coast Side Dog Park at Smith Field

Half Moon Bay, California

This is a new dog park that opened in 2001. It is fenced and run by a volunteer organization.

Bayside Dog Exercise Park

Burlingame, California

This dog park has separate areas for large and small (under 20 pound) dogs. It also offers benches, water fountains, kiosks and shrubs. The dog park has two different entrances through the fence. It is a new park that opened in 2006. It lacks shade facilities during hot days (but it’s usually cloudy in the Bay Area). It is about 3 acres in size, is open daily 6:00 AM-9:00 PM, except for Wednesday 7:00 AM-9:00 AM.

Heather Dog Exercise Area

San Carlos, California

This dog park is not fully fenced, so make sure your dog is well-behaved. It takes up 1.5 acres, so there is enough space for dogs to run around. From this dog park, you can access some other hiking trails that you can walk with your dog on a leash.

Pulgas Ridge Off-Leash Dog Area

San Carlos, California


You can bring your dog on a leash to most of this nature preserve, but they do have an easily accessible off-leash dog area that is about 17 acres! Dogs should be under voice control, and you must be wary of boundary signs that indicate when you should put your dog back on leash. Click here for their information to all dog owners.


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