There are many dog parks in Orange County for you to take your fur baby out to socialize with other four-legged friends. We even have a whole beach dedicated to off-leash dog play. Here’s a list of all the OC dog park locations.
General Dog Park Rules
- Supervise your dog at all times. Do not leave the enclosure without your dog.
- Be sure your dog will respond to voice commands.
- Most dog parks do not allow more than 3 dogs per owner.
- Pick up after your pet (and yourself) and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
- Follow all rules as outlined by specific parks.
- Parks may be closed after rain.
Aliso Viejo Community Association Dog Park
95 Argonaut, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Open 7AM to Dusk
The Creekside Park Dog Park in Aliso Viejo has been recently improved. Updates include new pet fountains, dog-safe mulch, new screens, and lost and found crates. There are designated areas for small dogs and large dogs. Creekside park also features open space, paths with connections to hiking trails, portable toilets, and shaded picnic table areas.
Jacaranda Park Dog Park
1955 S. Jacaranda Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
Located in the Platinum Triangle, Jacaranda Park Dog Park was the first dog park in the area. Separate spaces for small and large dogs with benches and a few agility obstacles. Smaller than other dog parks.
La Palma Park Dog Park
229 W La Palma Ave #201, Anaheim, CA 92801
Open dawn to dusk
This large dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, with lots of space to run and play. Water fountains are available and there are benches for people to sit down. The dog play areas are primarily dirt with some grass.
Maxwell Dog Park
2650 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92804
5AM – 10:30PM
Closed on Wednesdays from 5AM to 12PM for maintenance
Spacious dog park with some hills and valleys and a mix of dirt and grass. Drinking fountains are available with benches for owners. There are also a few agility obstacle features here.
Olive Hills Dog Park
700 S Nohl Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807
Open daily dawn to dusk
Separate small and large dog areas with agility equipment, benches, and some artificial turf. The surrounding park features walking paths and tennis courts, plus there is a bronze K-9 monument dedicated to Anaheim Police Department and K9 Officers.
Wildcatters Dog Park
3450 E. Santa Fe Road, Brea CA
Open 7AM to dusk
Closed Thursday 7AM – 12PM for maintenance
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Wildcatters Dog Park has separate areas for large and small dogs with trees for shade, grass turf, and benches for owners. Pedestal fountains with attached dog bowls are available.
Bellis Park Dog Park
7171 8th Street, Buena Park, CA
Open Daily 8AM to Dusk
Thursdays opens at 10AM
Bellis Park dog park is a grassy park area with one large area – no separation for small and large dogs. There is a faucet with running water but please bring your own dog bowl. Restrooms for people are located nearby in the park. There are a few benches available for seating.
Costa Mesa Dog Park
890 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 7:30AM – 8:45PM
Closed Wednesdays for maintenance
A two-acre fenced in off leash area with small and large dog areas, grass and trees, fresh water, and more. The park has LED lights until 8:45 PM. The Bark Park offers breed nights so owners with certain breeds can bring their dogs to socialize with similar dogs. Find your night here.
Coto De Caza
Coto De Caza Dog Park
23359 Via Pajaro, Coto de Caza, CA
Open daily 7AM to 7PM
The Coto de Caza dog park is a nice grassy enclosure with water available for pets. There are benches for owners to sit.
Crystal Cove Dog Park
Oak Knoll Park
Crystal Lantern, Dana Point, CA
Open 6AM – 10PM
This is a small neighborhood park with a small dog run for visitors who want a little off leash time.
Creekside Park Dog Park
25743 Stonehill Drive, Dana Point, CA
Creekside dog park has bark ground cover with plenty of space for dogs to run and play. A few picnic tables and chairs are available for owners to sit.
34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA
Not so much a dog park, but more of a dog run area within the park. The enclosed grass area gives owners the opportunity to give their dogs some off-leash time before heading back out to walk along the surrounding paths.
Sea Canyon Park
33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Sea Canyon Dog Park has bark ground cover. Pet level fountains with attached bowls are located near the dog park entrance. The dog park is located near the back of the park. Restrooms for people are available within the park.
201 S Basque Ave, Fullerton, CA
Open Daily 7AM to 8PM
Closed Wednesdays for maintenance
The Fullerton Pooch Park has grass and wood chip ground cover with separate areas for large and small breeds, plus an area for dogs of all sizes. There are water fountains with attached bowls for dogs.
Garden Grove Dog Park
9301 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Located behind Bolsa Grande High School football field. There is a mix of dirt and grass here. No fountains are available here so bring your own water.
Huntington Beach Dog Beach
100 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Open 5AM – 10PM daily
Parking lots are located along PCH
Huntington Beach Dog Beach is one of the most popular Orange County Spots to hang out with your furbaby with a full mile and a half of beach to run. Public restrooms are available near the parking lots. There are grassy areas with tables along the bluffs and drinking fountains for pets and people. Dogs are allowed to be off-leash on the beach, but please be sure your dogs are not aggressive and are able to be controlled by voice command.
Huntington Beach Dog Park Central Park
Central Park East – Edwards Street between Ellis and Talbert
Dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting the park. There is a nearby children’s play area. The dog park has separate areas for small and large dogs and is comprised primarily of bark chips.
Central Bark Dog Park
6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
Open 6:30AM to 10PM
Central Bark offers nearly three acres of grassy open space to run for off-leash dogs. There are separate areas for small and large breeds with watering facilities, covered seating, and lights. The park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance and cleaning.
Laguna Beach Dog Park
20672 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA
Open 6AM to Dusk daily
Laguna Beach Dog Park was the first dog park in Orange County, opening in 1992. This two-acre dog park is a large enclosed grassy area and is the only location in Laguna Beach where dogs can be off leash. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. Benches are available as well as a doggie drinking fountain.
31575 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA
This one-acre fully fenced dog park has a wood chip ground cover. There are two shelters and four picnic tables for humans, plus a faucet and hose, and doggie drinking fountains. A portable restroom is located on site for people.
Barker Ranch Dog Park
25600 Baffin Bay, Lake Forest, CA
Open daily 7AM to 8PM
The Lake Forest dog park has separate play areas for large and small dogs with more than 5,000 square feet on the large side and over 3,000 square feet for the small side. Enclosures feature artificial turf and water stations in both play areas. Benches are available for people.
La Paws Dog Park
25100 Felipe Road, Mission Viejo, CA
Daily 7AM to 8PM
Closed on Thursdays for maintenance
The Mission Viejo dog park has three play areas for pets – a 1.5-acre large area, a small .5 acre area, and a .1-acre area designated for single owner use. There is a large parking lot and a walking path. The grass dog play areas have some seating for people and water fountains for dogs are available.
Newport Beach Dog Park
Avocado Ave. and San Miguel Drive, Corona Del Mar
Open 7AM to Dusk
The Newport Beach dog park has separate large and small dog enclosures with drinking fountains for both pets and people. The ground covering is a mix of concrete, dirt, and synthetic turf. There are shaded seating areas for owners.
Orange Dog Park
190 South Yorba Street, Orange, CA
Open daily from dawn to dusk
Closed Wednesday for maintenance
Located at Yorba Park, the Orange dog park has separate areas for small and large breed and drinking fountains for pets. Ground covering here is primarily natural grass. Public restrooms are also available here.
Rancho Santa Margarita
Canada Vista Dog Park
24328 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Open daily dawn to dusk
Canada Vista dog park has separate enclosures for large and small dogs with natural grass. There are fountains for pets and shaded areas with picnic tables for owners. There are a few obstacle/agility features to use here as well. Public restrooms are available near the parking lot.
Baron Von Willard Memorial Dog Park
301 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673
Open 6AM to sunset
Closed until 1PM on Tuesdays for maintenance
Dogs are required to be unleased upon entering the park, and on-leash when outside the enclosure. Guests are sked to bring no more than three dogs per person. Drinking fountains are available.
San Juan Capistrano
Dr Joe Cortese Dog Park
30291 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA
The San Juan Capistrano dog park has separate enclosures for large and small dogs, shaded areas, and seating for humans. Ground cover here is primarily dirt and wood chips.
Seal Beach/Los Alamitos
Arbor Dog Park
The entrance to Arbor Dog Park is located behind the WestEd building (4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach)
Hours are dawn to dusk – Closed Thursday 8AM – 12PM for Maintenance
This two and a half acre park is next to the Navy Golf Course with some shade trees, plenty of open space, concrete surfaces, and is entirely fenced. There are double gated enclosures and drinking fountains for both pets and people. There are on-site restrooms and nearby soccer and softball fields.
Checkers Dog Park
5411 Eastside Circle, Yorba Linda, CA
Open sunrise to sunset
Closed Wednesday from 9AM to 12PM for maintenance
This Yorba Linda dog park is composed of grass, dirt, and concrete with drinking fountains and restrooms available. It is a half acre single enclosure for all dog sizes. Benches are available for owner seating.
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.