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“When you have a dog, chances are you want them to be with you as much as possible. Finding off-leash dog parks is the best way to let them get some energy and truly feel like a wild dog. As we have traveled across the United States we have found incredible off-leash dogs parks along the way. From hundred acre beaches to forest land more inland we have listed the best dog-parks to visit in the US.
Best Off-Leash Dog-Parks in California
California is a different state when it comes to dogs. Although they seem to be super dog-friendly surprisingly it is hard to find hikes where you can bring your dog along. The next best thing is to find an off-leash dog-park that you go to instead.
Best off-leash Dog-Parks in San Diego
Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park
Fiesta Island Dog Beach Hours: 6 AM to 10 PM
Are you looking for a sandy dog park that you can let your pup run wild on? Look no further than Fiesta Island. It was voted number 1 in the US and for a very good reason. With about 90 acres of land, and water on 3 sides rest assured your pup will be exhausted by the time you get done. I Highly recommend Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park if you are looking for a nice walk for not only your pup but yourself too. There are 2 different loops to walk the inner loop is just under 1.5 miles and the outer is about 2.5 miles long.
Ocean Beach Dog Park
Ocean Beach Dog Beach Hours: 4 AM to 2PM
Ocean Beach is a great spot on the ocean where you can let your dog run off-leash on the beach. It has epic views and is vanner friendly. There is parking but the lot closes at 2 AM.
Coronado Island Dog Park
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Coronado Island Dog Park Hours: 5 AM to 11 PM
Coronado Island is another great spot in San Diego to take your dog. The beach is off-leash for dogs on the western part of the beach, marked by signs. They are open from 5 AM to 11 PM giving you plenty of time to get to the beach.
Best Off-Leash Dog-Park in Berkley
César E. Chávez Park
César E. Chávez Park Hours: 6 AM to 10 PM
Right outside of San Fransisco we found a van haven in Berkley California. Inside of Berkley is a beautiful 90 Acre off-leash dog park right on the water with an incredible view of San Francisco. Our dogs were able to run free and get out any energy they were holding onto. I highly recommend this park as it is a great way for you and your pup to get some exercise!
Top Dog Parks in North Carolina
Best Friend’s Dog Park
Address: 480 N Lee St, Rocky Mount, NC
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Best Friend’s Dog Park Hours: 6 AM to 8 PM
Best Friend’s Dog Park in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the best! With nine acres for your four-legged friends to run and play, this is a dog park that can’t be missed. There is something for pups of all shapes and sizes! They have three separate sections: one section for smaller dogs less than 25 pounds, one section for larger dogs over 25 pounds, and an agility section for larger dogs.
But, in my opinion, the best park of Best Friend’s Dog Park is its location. Situated at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Highway 64 in Rocky Mount, if you are traveling in North Carolina this is truly a great option to stop and let your dogs stretch their legs. It’s also less than two miles from the Rocky Mount Mills which is the perfect spot to grab dinner and a drink! If you happen to stay a night or two, check out these fun things to do in Rocky Mount, NC!
Top Dog Parks in Washington State
Washington State is full of dog-friendly places. From restaurants, breweries, hikes, and huge off-leash dog parks, you will not find yourself in an area where you can’t bring your dog. Here are a small few places that we personally loved to take our dogs whenever we lived in Seattle!
Best off-leash dog parks near Seattle
Dogwood Indoor Dog Park
Dogwood Indoor Dog Park Hours: Monday-Friday 4 PM to 10 PM, Saturday 12 PM to 8 PM, CLOSED SUNDAY
Living in Seattle during the winter is not only rough on you but it can be rough on your dogs. There are weeks when the ground is wet and there is a constant drizzle. This always led to our dogs being completely stir crazy and acting out (our boxer Jas loved to swipe things off the counter when she was mad at us 😂).
This is why I love indoor dog parks, they offer a refuge when Winter is too harsh. Not to mention most of them offer beer to drink while your pup runs around. Dogwood Indoor Dog Park is in the neighborhood of Lake City.
Marymoor Dog Park
Outside of Seattle in Redmond, Marymoor Park is a 640-acre park that dedicates 40 of it’s acre to the off-leash dog park. There are acres of land to run around on as it runs along a beautiful creek.
Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM
Magnuson Dog Park
Magnuson Off-Leash Dog Park Hours: 4 AM to 11:30 PM
Magnuson Dog Park is a great option for anyone looking for a place for your dog to swim off-leash in Seattle. Located in Sand Point near the neighborhood of Wedgewood, Magnuson sits as the beach to Matthews Lake and is a great option when you need to cool off during the warm Seattle summer months.
Double Bluff Off-Leash Dog Beach
Double Bluff Off-Leash Dog Beach is my favorite off-leash dog park in Washington. It offers two miles of beach for your dog to run free on. You do need to take a ferry from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island and then drive across the Island. It is more of a trek but completely worth the trip when you get to your dog running like a wild animal across the long beachside.