Off-Leash Dog Parks in Santa Cruz, CA

There are 2 off-leash dog parks in Santa Cruz, and 10 more nearby. 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 Cruz.

Pet Friendly University Terrace Dog Run
University Terrace Dog Run Fido can run and play off leash at University Terrace Dog Run, a pet-friendly, fenced dog park in Santa Cruz, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed in the other areas of the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Frederick Street Park
Frederick Street Park Frederick Street Park in Santa Cruz, CA, welcomes Fido to enjoy some exercise at this community park that features a fenced dog area. Enjoy a picnic afterwards at tables overlooking the nearby harbor. Pets should be supervised at all times and cleaned up after. Dogs must be leashed when outside of the fenced area. See Details
Franich Dog Park Take Fido to run and play at Franich Dog Park in Watsonville, CA. The off-leash play area is separated into two sections, providing dedicated space for small and larger dogs. Franich Dog Park also features shady trees, benches and waste stations. See Details
Scotts Valley Bark Park Scotts Valley Bark Park is a popular place for pups to visit in Scotts Valley, CA. There are two large, separate areas; one for small dogs, and another for large dogs. The park has lots of toys, water dishes, and a play pool for the pooches. It is located in the Skypark Complex, next to soccer fields and a playground (for your non-canine family members). See Details
Butcher Dog Park Butcher Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in San Jose, CA. This pet-friendly designated area located within Roy M. Butcher Park is fully fenced and comes with all of the trimmings, including a separate small dog area, benches, shade trees, artificial turf and mulched areas. See Details
Fontana Dog Park Fontana Dog Park welcomes your pet to play off leash in San Jose, CA. This fenced play area is located within Jeffrey Fontana Park and features separate small and large dog areas, benches, and on-street parking. Please note, there is a maximum of two dogs per person. See Details
Polo Grounds Dog Park Polo Grounds Dog Park in Aptos, CA is a fenced park with a small dog area, fountains, benches, and a double-gated entry. Fido will love playing off-leash in this small community park. See Details
Portola Redwoods State Park If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Silicone Valley and the South Bay Area, Portola is the place to head. This shaded redwood forest spans 2,800 acres and is just down the road from some of the busiest parts of California. Dogs are allowed in campsites, picnic areas, on paved roads, and the Upper and Lower Escape Roads at Portola Redwoods State Park in La Honda, CA. Unfortunately, the trails in the park are not dog-friendly. See Details
Miyuki Dog Park Bring Fido to Miyuki Dog Park for an afternoon of exercise and romping around with other canines in San Jose, CA. This park features a fenced area of artificial turf and dirt, benches, and a double-gated entry. Please note that there isn't a separate small dog area or water fountain. See Details
Almaden Lake Regional Park Soak up a healthy dose of natural beauty and tranquility at pet-friendly Almaden Lake Regional Park in San Jose, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this lakeside public park. Please note that pets are not allowed in the water due to unhealthy conditions, and parking fees are collected daily. See Details
Parma Park Dog-friendly Parma Park is a 4.5-acre neighborhood green space with a playground and restroom near the Almaden Community Center in San Jose, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy a walk with you on the paved sidewalks throughout the park, or relax with a picnic on the lawn. See Details
Ramsay Park Family Center Ramsay Park in Watsonville, CA is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to walk the trails at this community space that offers more than 25 acres of recreation area. Leashed dogs are welcome at the park, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details