Off-Leash Dog Parks in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 7 off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Santa Barbara.

Pet Friendly Douglas Family Preserve
Douglas Family Preserve Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring waste bags and fresh water for their pups. Dogs must stay on leash while entering the park and until the off-leash areas signs are encountered within the park. There are over three miles of dog-friendly park trails, some providing views of the Pacific coastline. See Details
Pet Friendly Elings Park
Elings Park There's loads of room for your pet to run and play at this extensive off-leash park, which includes lovely trails and grassy areas. Membership required. See Details
Tucker's Grove Park Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this Santa Barbara park. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
MacKenzie Park Dog Park Take Fido to make new friends at MacKenzie Park Dog Park, located in Santa Barbara, CA. The off-leash play area features a grassy, fenced-in section with large, shady trees. See Details
Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park welcomes dogs on the leash. Intrepid explorers and their canine companions can walk the trail while doing their best Indiana Jones impression as you discover the cave art at Chumash Painted Cave. The art is said to date all the way back to before 1600 and is one of the best remaining examples by the Chumash Native Americans left. There isn't much parking available on the road, and drivers are asked to be careful while approaching the cave. The park is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Orpet Park This long, narrow park is used as an off-leash exercise park by a regular crowd of responsible local dog owners. See Details
Toro Canyon Park This beautiful canyon park is a wonderful place to bring your pet for an on-leash walk, though be careful as rattlesnakes have been seen here. See Details
Isla Vista Park Isla Vista Park is pet-friendly. This popular recreation area features great views of the Pacific coast. Locals love to bring their dogs to this great neighborhood park, which offers designated off-leash hours. See Details
Patterson Open Space Your pet will go wild for this Goleta natural space. They're welcome on-leash any time, though the park also has designated off-leash hours. See Details
Tabano Hollow Dog Park Tabano Hollow Dog Park, located in Goleta, CA, is a fully-fenced grassy area beside San Antonio Creek. This is a great spot to bring Fido for off-leash exercise, play and to socialize. See Details
El Carro Off Leash Area El Carro Off Leash Area provides pooch play in a shared open area in Carpinteria. There are no fences surrounding the park and dog owners need to be responsible for pups playing. Visitors should be aware of limited hours, which you can find out about on the park signage. This play area attracts a wonderful group of locals and visitors who belong to Carpinteria Dog Owners Group. There's an ambassador in attendance during off-leash hours. Current hours for the open play area are Sunday through Friday from 30 minutes before sunrise to 8:30am and 4:30pm to park close, and Saturday from 30 minutes before sunrise to 11:00am. See Details