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Balboa Park

Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the pet-friendly Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. This park is one of the largest urban parks in the country with over 1,000 acres. There are plenty of open spaces, gardens, and walking paths to explore, in addition to the San Diego Zoo, museums, and theaters. There are also two designated off-leash areas for dogs to explore at Balboa Dr at El Prado on the south side of Cabrillo Bridge and Morley Field located northwest of the tennis courts. When not in a designated off-leash area, dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their dogs throughout the park and off-leash areas. Visit Website

Or call (619) 239-0512 or email bpoc@bpoc.org for more information.


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Balboa Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 10 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Maria
    Nov 13, 2022
    Super fun place

    My boys and I love this place! Super fun and beautiful place to take the dog!

  • Cam
    Jun 4, 2022
    Love, love, love a must do!

    Every time we come to San Diego this is a must do . Our fur babies love coming here! Make sure to pack a picnic bag or check online if Prado is open on the day of your visit, this restaurant welcomes fur babies.

  • James
    Nov 14, 2021
    Coco loved Balboa Park!

    Must visit for San Diego. Long flat walking paths with beautiful scenery. One of the best parks Coco has visited.

  • Kali
    Jun 25, 2019


  • Barbara
    More than a year ago
    Balboa Park

    Lovely trails and if you cross Laurel Street Bridge, an off leash dog park!

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