Parks, Beaches and Trails

Dog parks require that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a leash-free dog park, keep them on leash before you go into the park and when you exit, and do not bring female dogs in heat. City and regional parks allow leashed dogs on trails and throughout other recreation areas. Park websites list additional rules and regulations. Trail use requires that all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Many trails are shared by equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. Unless otherwise noted, no water or waste bags are provided, please trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own supplies. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness and Training Programs.

Note: Check water conditions at dog beaches at, they also have an app for smart phones.


La Palma Dog Park and Yorba Regional Park.


Flora Vista Dog Park


Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Brea Wildcatters Dog Park.

Buena Park

Bellis Dog Park and Ralph B. Clark Regional Park.

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Bark Park and Talbert Regional Park.


Downey Dog Park


Fullerton Pooch Park, Fullerton Dog Trails and Craig Regional Park.

Garden Grove

The Barking Lot

Huntington Beach

Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail, Wieder Regional Park, Best Friend Dog Park and Dog Beach.


Central Bark and Orange County Great Park.

Laguna Beach

Dogs on the Beach

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel Pooch Park


Home Run Dog Park

Long Beach

Nine dog parks and a dog beach, plus El Dorado Regional Park.

Mission Viejo

Oso Creek Trail

Newport Beach

Newport and Balboa Beaches, Newport Beach Dog Park, and Upper Newport Bay Trails.


Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional.


Tri-City Regional Park

Rancho Palos Verde

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Ocean Scenic Trails and Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park

San Clemente

San Onofre State Beach Campsite and San Clemente Dog Park

Seal Beach

Arbor Dog Park

Signal Hill

Signal Hill Dog Park

Trabuco Canyon

Cleveland National Forest


Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and Whittier Dog Park