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Carlson Bark Park

Bring Fido for fun and exercise at the Carlson Bark Park in Riverside, CA. This fenced dog park is a well-maintained off-leash area and has a separate small dog area, green grass, and agility equipment. Please remember to leash your dog before exiting. Visit Website

Or call (951) 826-2000 or email parks@riversideca.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Carlson Bark Park has received a rating of 2.5 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Seven
    Apr 20, 2021

    1st - park somewhere else
    2nd - don't bring big dogs to the big dog park
    3rd - bring water for yourself and your dog
    5th - If you really want to visit this park, go to the park around the corner and follow the bike path...

    Altogether, I have nothing positive to say about this park

  • K
    More than a year ago
    Bad experience.

    Puppy got attacked by at Pit. Dogs fine but owners blamed us for having a dog that is not neutered. Passive Bulldog that was trying to play, got bit myself.

  • Patricia
    More than a year ago
    What grass?

    This is a very dry dusty park. True, it has an agility area for large dogs. I have both large & small dogs. I'd never subject my little guys to the big dogs in their area, yet to take my big fella into the small dog area (even though he doesn't know he's big) raises a lot of eyebrows. Plus, there's an unsavory element of transients who live in the neighboring river bottom. I would never go there alone.

  • Sam
    More than a year ago

    twice ive been here with my chihuahua and my blue heeler/pitbull mix puppy(super passive) and TWICE the puppy has been attacked by two different huge unneutered male rottweilers. Not hump/dominance attack, like i'm going to kill you attack. the crack head owners of course don't even apologize. I would NOT let me wife come here alone without me, but that's not a problem since we've never been back.

  • Jeremy
    More than a year ago
    best bark park in the area

    A very relaxed, new dog/owner friendly park. Been there many, many times with my Rusty (he's the big, brown dog with the bright blue eyes and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. collar) I had a chat with one of the Anaheim city planners there one day and she was so impressed with the whole idea she said she was convinced it was a good idea and was going to give the ok for one to be built in her city. So thumbs up from me. Oh, Tuesdays it's closed till around noon. And sometimes the gate getting into the parking lot is closed for whatever reason. Sucks 'cause there's no warning. I think you can park across the street, though, in a little dirt area. I see cars parked there sometimes.

  • AS
    More than a year ago
    Agility Park

    This park is extra big- Mostly grass. Not only is it separated by large breed area and small breed area- it also has a puppy area. But my favorite part is that there is an agility park set up for you to use. It's right next to a trail up Mt Rubidoux and the Santa Ana bike trail- which is very convenient! Bags and water are provided for use- the only thing I'm not impressed with is that the water provided is through a water fountain and you have to get up and push a button in order to water your dog. Also, There is a periodic smell of sewage that wafts through, but usually goes away fairly quickly. Other than that it is an excellent park!

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