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San Diego Approved Leash Free Locations

Map of Leash-Free Locations (PDF: 53K)

  • Map of Leash-Free ParksBalboa Park, 24 hours a day at:
    • Nate's Point - Balboa Dr. at El Prado, south side of Cabrillo Bridge.
    • Morley Field northwest of tennis courts.

  • Cadman Community Park
    Cadman Park in Clairemont is located at 4280 Avati Drive. This park is unfenced and its off leash use is continuing. Signs in the park will be updated to reflect the current rules/regulations.

    Leash Free Hours
    During the school year: Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

    Summer vacation: Daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    There are no leash free hours on July 4th and every Saturdays from March 1 to June 15.

  • Capehart Park
    Located at the corner of Felspar and Soledad Mountain Road, this one acre park offers the following amenities: two fenced pens, on turfed areas: one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs, areas to provide water for dogs, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and benches, and a parking area. It is open 24 hours.

  • Dog Beach
    Located in Ocean Beach at the foot of Voltaire Street, this site offers 24 hour access to the beach and ocean.

  • Doyle Community Park
    Located at 8175 Regents Road, this park is situated behind Doyle Recreation Center and offers two fenced turfed areas, one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs. It is open 24 hours however it is not lighted.

  • Dusty Rhodes Neighborhood Park
    Located on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard between Nimitz and West Point Loma, this one acre park offers one area for all dogs. There is discussion about adding water stations for dogs and fountains for people, and expanding this site to five acres.

  • Fiesta Island
    Located in Mission Bay Park, Fiesta Island offers a 5.2 mile asphalt path around the island for dogs walkers. Hours are from 6:00 a.m. - 10 p.m. everyday.

  • Grape Street Park
  • Located at Grape Street and Granada Ave this five acre site is unfenced and is available for off leash use during the following designated days and times:

    Posted Leash Free Hours:

    • Monday thru Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Kearny Mesa Community Park
    Located at 3170 Armstrong Street, this one acre park near the Kearny Mesa Recreation Center offers one area for all dogs. The site is near lit ball fields which "spill" on to the leash free site which allows for evening use. There is discussion about adding water stations for dogs and fountains for people. Parking can be a challenge during the day as the closest parking lot is used by students attending Mesa College.

  • Maddox Neighborhood Park
    Located at 7815 Flanders Street, this .65 acre park offers one turfed area with a walkway and drinking fountain.

  • Rancho Bernardo Park
    Located at 18448 West Bernardo Drive, this 2.66 acre park offers leash free space adjacent to Rancho Bernardo Community Park, and includes additional parking for dog park users.

  • Torrey Highlands Park
    Located on Landsdale Drive off Del Mar Heights Road, this one acre park offers a turfed and mulched area

  • General Information

    All people bringing their dogs to leach free areas enter at their own risk and accept full responsibility and liability for their dog's actions.

    All other park areas with the exception of the Beaches and Mission Bay allow dogs at any time, but they must be on a leash.

    Owners are always required to clean up after their dogs.

    All athletic fields and Robb Field:  Dogs are not allowed on any athletic field at any time.


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