Best of the East Bay – Dog Parks
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Wondering where to take your four-legged best friend? Here are a few of my favorite dog spots in the East Bay:
2701 Isabel Street, Richmond
Located along Richmond’s shoreline at the west end of Central Avenue, this 23-acre park allows dogs to be off leash (as long as they are under voice control). With beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin, and the Bay, a day out in this park is enjoyable for dogs and their humans. In additional to miles of trails, you can pamper your pooch at Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub located within the park. There are self-service and full-service dog baths plus a retail shop stocked with toys, treats, and supplies. And the café next door is a great place to socialize after a day out with your best friend. This park is a must visit for dog lovers in the East Bay!
11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley
Located just north of the Berkeley marina, this park has a 17-acre off leash area where dogs can run and play on grassy hills. With sweeping vistas of the Golden Gate, and a slightly less crowded vibe than Point Isabel, a visit here makes a perfect outing to stretch legs and get some fresh air.
3590 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
Located in the Oakland Hills, Joaquin Miller Park boasts 500 acres of redwood groves including hiking & equestrian trails, picnic facilities, and Woodminster Amphitheater. Dogs are allowed on-leash throughout the park and off-leash in a 1.25 acre fenced dog area located on Sanborn Drive.
Check out the City of Oakland’s website for a full list of dog friendly parks. And get out there and enjoy the day with your four-legged friend!