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Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park

Located in Balboa Park, Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is considered to be one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area. The park is completely fenced. Park amenities include a double-entry gate, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Open daily. Closed Wednesday mornings for maintenance. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Alexandra
    Jun. 4, 2018
    Nice people, but eh.

    The people here are nice, but by the end of my outing two dogs came that the others said were not very nice. My dog was the only small breed there and instantly the dog got aggressive with each dog there. We left.

    The park itself was nice, a lot of diet. Parking was a nightmare and there was a surprising amount of homeless people around as well

  • Lily
    Mar. 1, 2018
    Great Idea ....

    This is the very first puppy activity I did with my puppers Bruno. Love the space and gated area, its always a plus to walk around Balboa park after. But, there are a lot of irresponsible pet owners and aggressive dogs; My puppers is high energy and likes to play bite (something I am working on) but none the less its a Labrador Retriever (Very nonaggressive breed); Hate how some people are not well informed and judge, even more when they bring small dogs (who in my opinion tend to be the most aggressive). Also some owners don't even pick up after their pets waste...gross. It's a dog park...get ready to get dirty and friendly dogs that are excited to say hi......

  • Janet
    More than a year ago
    One bad dog spoils the whole bunch

    We have 3 dogs 2 14 year olds and one 9 month old. A lady who could barely hang on to her male aggressive dogs should have been an indication of how it would be once they were let off leash. They tried to aggressively dominate every dog in the park. We had to leave as well as 2 other people because of those 2 male dogs. We won't be back.

  • Nikki
    More than a year ago
    Not the picture

    The photo shown is Morely Field which is *not* fenced.

    Nate's at Balboa is great though. Super spacious and fenced in. unfortunately, maybe due to weather, there is absolutely no grass and it is pure dirt.

  • Donna
    More than a year ago
    Responsible Owners Park

    We went to another park for my 5 month old as a first experience and it was horrible. irresponsible owners who let their aggressive dogs growl and snip at her. One of the owners even used a shock collar on his and it still wouldn't stop attacking. I then went to this park and it was amazing. Very responsible owners. Dogs are friendly and there is a lot of space to run. Totally fenced off and just a great place to take your dog to be social.

  • Teri
    More than a year ago
    So far, wonderful

    Nice, fenced, off leash dog park. We've been here about 5 times and so far it seems like a pretty friendly park- people and puppy wise.

  • Bomber
    More than a year ago
    small dogs ok

    I wish more small dogs would come here. I have a small female dog and bigger dogs just love her here. This is a great park though. Non peak times seem to be better for her. Bring your small dogs!!

  • Amber
    More than a year ago

    Large fenced in park with great views of the tall museums at Balboa park and the canyons surrounding. Lots of bigger dogs here.

  • Bryan
    More than a year ago
    nice park

    I was in town visiting for a day. Just checked out of our hotel in Little Italy and found a dog park near by. It's large fenced in and the other dogs and owners were great.

    More than a year ago

    Nates is a great park, there are squabbles on occasion which is normal for dogs to do to establish dominance. Owners and dogs are well behaved most of the time. On occasion we have our social misfits who come around the park but are watched and scooted out by many regulars. Dog park etiquette is usually followed except by very few . I think everyone would agree letting people know that their dog has done a business is not rude but helpful since sometimes we just miss what they are doing.

  • Tommy
    More than a year ago
    Nate's Point

    I feel this is the best leash free dog park in San Diego (Laurel and 6th Ave). Everyone is attentive to their dogs; they pick up after them and they make sure their dog is behaving well with others (some parks I've run into owners who believe "let them work it out", "it's a pecking order thing". Please, go to another park if you believe in these ideas). Most people are happy to be there and want their dogs to mingle or just play!

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