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:

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

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!

Cesar Chavez Park

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.

Joaquin Miller Park

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!

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