It’s Summertime. Where are the Best Dog Parks in San Diego?

| Dog Recreation

Summertime in San Diego is unlike anything else. Sunshine, surf, and plenty of outdoor activities can keep you busy all summer long. The best part is that you can bring your four-legged-friend all over the place. Many stores, restaurants, and bars are dog-friendly. When you want to give your dog a chance to stretch their legs more, you can head to one of the many San Diego dog parks. Here are some of the best dog parks in San Diego.

Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park

Nate’s Point is an off-leash dog park located in Balboa Park. The park is completely fenced, giving your dog a secure place to go wild! The double-entry gate helps prevent loose dogs while the drinking fountain and picnic tables offer plenty of comforts. Open 24 hours a day, this is one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area.

Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park

Dusty Rhodes is actually a huge park for numerous activities like sports and other activities. Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park is a separate area of the park solely designated for your dog’s enjoyment. This massive fenced in area is the perfect place to let your dog get all the exercise they need. The large dog park is designated for dogs 30 lbs. and over while the small dog section is for 30 lbs. And under.

Doyle Community and Dog Park

This traditional dog park is located at 8175 Regents Road in San Diego. The large, fenced in park allows your dog plenty of place to play off-leash. The grassy park also includes water fountains, shaded structures, and even a barbecue area. For those with smaller dogs there is a separate small dog area.


So Quartyard isn’t technically a dog park but it is definitely a place worth checking out with your dog. Quartyard is part full service bar, sausage restaurant, food truck stop, coffee shop, and off-leash dog park. Yup, you can pretty much spend an entire day here and have everything you need. The vacant-lot turned urban park is the perfect place to spend the day with your pooch.

Ocean Beach Dog Beach

A local and tourist favorite, the Dog Beach at Ocean Beach is wildy popular. In fact, this dog beach was one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States. Located near the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River, the dog beach was officially adopted by the Ocean Beach Town Council’s Dog Beach Committee in 1972. Open year-round, your dog is free to roam the beach, play in the water and sand, or enjoy a grassy area nearby.

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