East Bay Dog Parks - The Run Down!

With so many moving to the East Bay, knowing where your pet family will have room to roam is part of your decision on where to live. Here are the in's and outs of where to take your pooch to exercise and play with other dogs and make new friends in the dog parks of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda.


Photo Credit - Joaquin Miller Dog Park

Joaquin Miller Dog Park at 3590 Sanborn Dr. is almost 5 stars, if it had a little more grass. You will find the regulars in this fenced-in park to let your fur baby wander.  Don't forget to pick-up after your dog...some people don't.

Head for Mosswood Dog Park at 3612 Webster St. for an urban park setting with big and small dog pens.

Photo Credit   - Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve

Photo Credit - Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve

Take your fur baby to Grove Shafter Park at 3630 Martin Luther King Jr. Way for its' central location and big and small dog pens.

For outstanding views of San Francisco, the bay and Mount Diablo and verdant greenery of the hills, Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Park at 6800 Skyline Blvd at Elverton is naturiffic and offers several hiking options. Lots of dogs and off-leash pups. Not much shade. There's a Quarry Pit and Labyrinth and a few steep hills. Parking near the entrance. Great for kids too! More Info

Photo Credit   Leona Canyon Oakland Hills

Photo Credit Leona Canyon Oakland Hills

In the Oakland Hills is a secret dog park that you will want to keep secret. Located in a private neighborhood, Leona Canyon on campus Dr. off Keller Ave is nestled between hills with trails and a few hills for the more adventurous.  

Bridge view Trail in the Lower Oakland Hills at Leimer and Bridgeview weaves through redwoods and oaks and breaks off to other trails with plenty of trees for shade. Head down to Causal Creek for a little meditative reprieve.


For a very cool doggy hangout try Ohlone Doggy Park at 1800 Hearst Ave. It's so cool, they even have their own website ohlonedogpark.org

Photo Credit  - 8th Avenue Alameda Small Dog Park

Photo Credit - 8th Avenue Alameda Small Dog Park

Take in views of the Bay and San Francisco at Cesar Chavez Dog Park at 11 Spinnaker Way.


Along the coastal trail, just a few steps from the Beach at the West end of 8th Street is Alameda Small Dog Park. It's dirt and sand but there is a bit of grass for small dogs. A large dog park is next door. It's a bit dusty though there are trees for shade. Lot's of room to stretch out & lots of parking.

Here's Maxie, my former aide de camp and companion in real estate.

Here's Maxie, my former aide de camp and companion in real estate.

A really large double fenced park for dogs that love to run while their dog parents take in the views of the city and harbor head for Main Street Linear Dog Park at Atlantic Ave., next to the Ferry at the end of Main Street. 

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