Santa Cruz Dog Parks

Santa Cruz Dog Parks

Santa Cruz, California

Here is where your dog can romp leash-free in Santa Cruz:

DeLaveaga Park: Service road into Lower DeLaveaga Park. Designated off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. Take Market Street past Gruenwald Court.

Frederick Street Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked by signs and a split rail fence. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 168 Frederick Street (Frederick at Broadway).

Grant Street Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked with signs. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 180 Grant Street.

Mitchell’s Cove Beach: Dogs are allowed off-leash before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. The beach is  near West Cliff Drive and Almar Avenue.

Pacheco Dog Park:  This area is completely fenced and the off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at Pacheco Avenue and Prospect Heights.

Ocean View Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked with signs. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 102 Ocean View Avenue.

University Terrace Park: This area is fenced and off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The designated off-leash area is located at the second entrance at Nobel Drive and Meder Street.

• Dogs are not allowed at the Wharf, Cowell Beach, Main Beach, Laurel Park, and San Lorenzo Park.
• Dog owners must be in full control of their dogs at all times.
• Dog owners must clean up all of their dog's defecation and must carry dog defecation removal devices at all times.

-Courtesy of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation

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