One of the walking trails at the park.
Buster and Ollie in the dog park
Having a good run.
View down to Parking lot
Walking the trails
What you'll find at Frank Ortiz
One of the walking trails at the park.
Buster and Ollie in the dog park


Your pet will love to explore in the designated off-leash area of this beautiful public park that's full of walking trails. Be careful as the area is not fenced.


BringFido Guest Rating

Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Mar. 17, 2019

    The only downside I can think of is that it's not entirely fenced in, but it's so massive that you and your pup won't notice. Probably the best dog park I've ever visited. Miles and miles of trails and arroyos. Absolutely stunning views of town and the mountains. Just an incredible place. Your dog will love it.

  • More than a year ago
    Our Morning Routine!

    Every morning my dog sits and watches me get up and dressed because once that's done she knows, We're going to the Dog Park!! All I have to do is ask her, "do you want to go to the Dog Park?" She goes bonkers and runs to the door. The new signage that has been recently installed adds charm to an already special place! I have to hold myself back when I don't see an owner pick up after their pet:-(

  • More than a year ago
    awesome for doggies

    This park is amazing! I wish all towns had such an awesome off leash park. My lab had a blast hiking and meeting new friends.

  • More than a year ago
    Nice park

    Large unfenced area with trails to walk your dogs leashed or unleashed. No real grass anywhere.

  • More than a year ago
    Park in the second dirt lot

    First lot is difficult to access park and dogs don't have room to run round. Use the second parking lot for room to play and run around. Dogs and owners mostly wander this large open park, with dog meetings then move on. No gathering of lots of dogs for playtime. Dogs loved it!

  • More than a year ago

    Lots of space to roam, we could have gone on a walk seemingly forever. Definetly got what we wanted, which was to tire out my boxer and lab.
    Beautiful views of the city which was only a 10 min drive at most.

  • More than a year ago
    Best Dog Park

    With approximately 135 acres to hike with your furry four-leggeds, Frank S. Ortiz Park is one of the best I've ever seen. There are usually poop bags available throughout the entry of the park ad occasionally water for your pets. So many trails to walk/hike you'll never be bored. If you haven't been be sure to check it out!

  • More than a year ago
    great park

    Great place for an off leash walk not far from downtown. A little hard to tell where the off leash zone ends.

  • More than a year ago

    Nice park with endless trails. Joey was in heaven. Lots of friendly dogs for zoomies.

  • More than a year ago

    Best dog park I've ever been to! My dog and I are traveling from Illinois to California and this is our favorite spot by far! I would move to Santa Fe just to be near this place. Feels like you're hiking through the wilderness, lots of friendly dogs and owners to tag along with. Breathtaking views overlooking Santa Fe. Only tip is that there's no fence near the parking lot, so if your dog tends to stray, keep him on a leash until you get well into the park. I hope I can come back, my dog was in heaven!

  • More than a year ago
    beautiful views and great for dogs

    I really liked this park because there were trails for dogs to run on and a "social" area for those dogs that like to ruckus and play with other dogs. There are also nice views for the humans to enjoy.

  • More than a year ago
    Loved this place!

    This place was great for our two Weims! Loved it!!! Lots of space where they could run free! Can get really hot here, so be careful of temperature. One place to get water (under north shelter house that is at west entrance); consider bringing your own. Not too many cacti, but be careful. Not fenced but the park is so big, doesn't border any big roads and our dogs have pretty good recall so it wasn't any issue. There was an arroyo running through the park, so the hiking was interesting for us too. At the entrance right on Camimo de Las Crucitas there is a sign that says dogs must be leashed but this is only for a small playground area right there on the left of the entrance. We found the west entrance to be better. Go west passed the entrance on Camimo de Las Crucitas maybe 1/8 mile and there is a gravel road going south that is the west entrance.

  • More than a year ago

    Mixed review, huge area but none of it fenced, quite a bit of poo , friendly folks but LOTS of dogs so only a good choice if your dog is well socialized and not going to run off

  • More than a year ago

    I doubt the visitors and residents know the US Citizens of Japanese Ancestry were imprisoned here. Their Constitutional Rights were abgridged.
    Sad ..dogs don't know what happened here, but sadly dog dropping cover up a sad period in US Government misdeeds.

  • More than a year ago
    Wonderful Dog Park

    The is a wonderful dog park with Santa Fe. We were staying in Santa Fe for a few days with our three fur babies and they loved being able to run around. The views are also beautiful.

  • More than a year ago
    Love this place!

    I just moved here, but had visited the dog park with my pups on visits. Now that we make SFe our home, we spend more time there and have been exploring the trails up into the hills. Really good!

  • More than a year ago
    Ortiz Off-leash Dog Park

    Awesome! Main reason to come to Santa Fe besides the art galleries, museums, Traders Joe's and restaurants. Hard pack and soft sand trails. Lots of scrub brush which sometimes is decorated. No supplied water or poop bags so bring your own. Best to walk in cool of the day in warmer months and vice versa in winter. Can be very windy but the views of mtns and Santa Fe make up for any blowing. Locals provide chairs and tables to enjoy relaxing with your furry friends. Bowls of water and grocery bags can be found supplied by local visitors. It's free and quite large, maybe 50+ acres and the local dogs and people are very friendly. Best dog park in NM.

  • More than a year ago
    Frank Ortiz Dog Park

    A great place to take your dog to socialize, or on a short hike with nice views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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