Santa Clara County is blessed with tens of thousands of acres of paw-friendly parklands. This being the Silicon Valley, many online resources are available to help guide you to and through K9 territory. Check out the 25 county parks available to dog walkers with some restrictions, then pick your path within the Midpeninsula Open Space District, whose 90,000 acres hold many options, both on and off-leash, for those of us visiting with our furry friends. When it comes to fenced dog parks where you can let Rover romp without making a big exercise commitment yourself, you're in luck again. Among our picks of the litter: Los Gatos Creek County Dog Park in Campbell, Mitchell Park in Palo Alto, the City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin County Park, Las Palmas Park in Sunnyvale and Hellyer Dog Park in south San Jose. Unclip, unwind and relax; your dog will thank you for it.