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Arroyo Verde Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in Arroyo Verde Park, which is located near Foothill and Day Road in Ventura. The park consists of 132 acres of relatively rugged land with 14 acres of open grass areas, picnic sites, a nature center, hiking trails, restrooms and children’s play areas. Visit Website

Or call (805) 658-4726 or email parksandrec@cityofventura.ca.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Arroyo Verde Park has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • M
    Jun 29, 2023
    Limited hours and not free

    Dogs are allowed off-leash from 6 - 9 am Tuesday - Sunday only. $2/hour or max $5/day for parking.

  • Laurie
    Nov 15, 2022
    Leash free for dogs

    Went there today with our nine month old Siberian husky. We keep her on a long leash So she’s under control at all times. All the dogs that were there were off leash. Their humans didn’t have good control for the most part. The humans didn’t seem to care the dog came running up to yours. I get it it’s a nice park and the dogs can chase the ball but there are off leash times in the morning. It would be nice if they were respected

  • Mirandy
    Aug 14, 2021
    Off leash From 6am -9am only, and no off leash on Monday

    it use to be off leash all day from Tuesday- Sunday but now they changed the rules. Still a great park but sad that we can’t go fetching with our dog’s anymore.

  • P
    Aug 6, 2019

    My husband, our dog Cocoa, and I went on Saturday, 8/3/2019, and noticed there were a lot of dogs off leash in the grassy area/parking lot area. We went on the trail-hike and I saw that dogs were on leashes. The reason for four stars instead of five, because I feel that there should have been a fenced-in area for people who want there dogs off of a leash.

    The park is beautiful! Parking was $2 for one hour or $5 maximum. I noticed some people were parking on the street and walking in. (I posted 2 photos of Cocoa on the trail-hike wearing her dog shoes and showing shes on a leash)

  • Freda
    May 10, 2019
    Beautiful Park - needs better dog owners!

    This park has a large grassy areas when you first enter, that is the off-leash area. When my dog and i visited, it was our first time and we didn't know it was off-leash. Unfortunately, dog owners already there were less than considerate and allowed their pack of dogs to come running over. I had to scramble to get my large 75 pounder away. Luckily, there's also a trail immediately at the entrance which we escaped to. Once on the trails, every dog we met was on-leash and owners told me all dogs on trails and in the back area are supposed to be on-leash. The trails themselves are gradual grades and the land is currently (May 2019) in profuse bloom, with many wildflowers and mustard. Overall, we had a good hike and would recommend the park - just not the inconsiderate dog owners.

  • Jim
    Apr 18, 2019
    Bad Dogs vs. Bad Dog Owners

    The one problem I have at Arroyo Verde is the owner of a boxer. That boxer has attacked at least 3 dogs in the past 2 weeks, yet the owner is in denial and yells at anyone who dares approach him about these attacks. Would like to see a park attendant policing the area and evicting irresponsible dog owners. There are no bad dogs--just bad dog owners!

  • Sarah
    Feb 27, 2018
    I love this park!

    I took Penny here this past weekend for the dog park and she had so much fun. Afterwards we did the trails and she was worn out! Best play day ever. The trails are pretty easy. It did get burned by the Thomas Fires so there't not too much to look at but still beautiful views of the ocean when you get to the top.

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago
    Off Leash Times

    Every morning (except Mondays, for maintenance) Arroyo Verde welcomes off-leash dogs until 9 am. There are regularly lots of playful, happy, friendly dogs there. It's a beautiful long and skinny park, nestled in a valley between mountains, with excellent protection from the road.
    Hiking trails also surround the park.
    I'll admit I sometimes go after off-leash hours and I've never been the only rule-breaker or been reprimanded.
    Highly recommend -- give it a try! And say hello -- I'll probably be there :)

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