Off-Leash Dog Parks in Santa Cruz, CA

There’s 1 off-leash dog park 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 Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Medar Street and Nobel Drive. See Details
Pet Friendly Butcher Dog Park
Butcher Dog Park This San Jose off-leash dog park is fully fenced and comes with all the trimmings -- separate small dog area, benches, shade trees, astroturf and mulch areas. See Details
Almaden Lake Park Soak up a healthy dose of natural beauty and tranquility at this San Jose public park, where your leashed pet is welcome to join you. Please note that pets are not allowed in the water due to unhealthy conditions. See Details
Los Gatos Creek County Park The dog park offers separate fenced off-leash areas for large and small dogs. Water for dogs, benches for people, and pooper scoopers are at the park. The dog park is located in Los Gatos Creek Park. If you park at the Dell Avenue parking area to access the park there is an $8 parking fee. Alternatively, you can walk in from Dell Avenue or by a pedestrian bridge over the 17 freeway. The location of the dog park is between the ponds and San Tomas Expressway, just east of 17. See Details
Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this dog park, which is fully fenced and includes seats for owners to relax on. See Details
Aptos Dog Park at Polo Grounds Park Aptos Dog Park at Polo Grounds Park is an easy to find, fenced park with a small dog area as well as fountains, benches, and shade. Pets will love to play off-leash in this one-acre fenced dog park, which is open daylight hours. See Details
Miyuki Dog Park This small, fenced dog park is a great place for your pet to play off leash. Covered in clean gravel and astroturf. Bring your own water. See Details
Scotts Valley Bark Park Scotts Valley Bark Park is a wonderful place for you and your dog. There are two large separate areas; one for small or shy dogs, and another large, outgoing 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
Martin J. Franich Park The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department offers 28 beautiful and well-maintained parks totaling 184 acres for the public to enjoy, and that make Watsonville an ideal place to live, work, and play Franich Park includes a playground, dog park, youth baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and picnic and BBQ facilities. You don't feel isolated from the rest of the park, and dog-owners can be out with their dog and be part of the Community. *separate areas for large and small dogs *double door entry *waste bags provided in dog area and around perimeter of entire park *water fountains for dogs and humans *limited bench seating, however, locals donate and leave plastic chairs on a regular basis *plenty of shade *hard pack surface See Details
Almaden Community Center Parma Park is a 4.5 acre neighborhood park with a playground and restroom. Leashed dogs welcome. See Details
Pinto Lake County Park 183-acre park has a beautiful lake with fishing pier, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, trails, a dog park and disc golf course. Pavilions available by reservation. Features include double door entry, water fountains for humans and dogs, separate areas for large and small dogs, limited bench seating, adequate shade, treebark and wood surface, infrequent availability of waste bags, plenty of free parking. See Details