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Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park

Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park is located within Encinitas Community Park in Encinitas, CA. This 2-acre dog park features areas for small dogs, timid or first-time dogs, and a large lawn open to all. Dogs must be leashed when walking to and from the designated off-leash area. The park is closed for maintenance on Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors generally praise the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, highlighting its well-maintained grounds, ample shaded areas, water fountains, and multi-section design for dogs of different sizes. Some travelers note the small dog area could be larger, while others advise avoiding the park on busy weekends due to potential issues with overcrowding and aggressive dogs.

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  • B
    Jun 3, 2022
    Make small area larger please!

    Three areas (newbies, small dogs, and large). Small area is too small. Overall was nicely maintained grass, shaded areas, water fountains, and restroom. Parking lot could be larger, but I've seen worse. Three stars due to small dog area. No complaints though! Thank you, city workers!!

  • Paul
    Dec 30, 2020
    Great Park

    as mentioned in other reviews, three areas (newbies, little and big). very nicely groomed. shaded areas, park benches, water, small obstacle course. Every time we have visited, the dogs and owners have been great.

  • Wendy
    Aug 22, 2020
    New Favorite Park!

    This dog park is delightful! Solid turf for running and fetching, plenty of shade and benches and poop bags, an obstacle course area, double dog water fountain, nearby people bathrooms, parking, plenty of places to explore and nice people! We will be back!

  • Beverly
    Aug 16, 2019
    Many Options

    Park has 3 sections: large dogs, small dogs, and newcomers. We appreciated the newcomers section as it was less overwhelming than the other 2 which are much larger areas. Park is well taken care of and we enjoyed our time there.

  • Yunice
    Jun 30, 2019
    We Love It Here!

    Actually found this park to be very nice and delightful! Just loved the small dog area! Everyone there picked up after themselves and so there were no accidents! We plan to come again!

  • Sabrina
    Feb 16, 2019
    Favorite Dog Park

    Love this park. It’s got three separate areas, small dogs, first timers and the main area for big dogs. During the week the best time is mid day, they upkeep the park really well. The main downside is they keep it closed after it rains even when it’s sunny in order to preserve the grass. That’s when pups need to get the most energy out cuz they’ve been cooped up during the rain!

  • Joanna
    More than a year ago
    peaceful & well maintained

    Love this newly found park. Grassy with gorgeous landscaping, lots of shady areas to sit, like an oasis for pups and humans. You have to drive all the way in to the community park and follow the path...

  • Paige
    More than a year ago
    Never on Weekends

    During the weekdays, during the day, this is a great park, but after work hours and on the weekends-it can be really crowded, and, in this instance, there is no safety in numbers. There is often one bad apple who neglects an aggressive dog attacking your dog while chit chatting during these times. Avoid these times unless you have vet insurance

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    A review from man's best friend!

    I love when mom takes me to Maggie Houlihan Dog Park. It's so big that I can really stretch my long legs when she throws my ball. I love that there are places where I can drink water on a hot day so mom doesn't have to lug my container around. There are benches for her to sit down and I can snuggle her while catching my breath. There is so much room that I am able to run around with all of my dog friends without running over other people. Mom says this is the best dog park in Noeth County and boy of boy I agree.

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