of Leash-Free Locations (PDF: 53K)
- Balboa 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
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
- 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.
Located in Ocean Beach at the foot of Voltaire
Street, this site offers 24 hour access to
the beach and ocean.
- Doyle Community
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
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.
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
- Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 9:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Kearny Mesa Community
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
Located at 7815 Flanders Street, this .65
acre park offers one turfed area with a walkway
and drinking fountain.
- Rancho Bernardo
Located at 18448 West Bernardo Drive, this
2.66 acre park offers leash free space adjacent
Bernardo Community Park, and includes
additional parking for dog park users.
- Torrey Highlands
Located on Landsdale Drive off Del Mar Heights
Road, this one acre park offers a turfed
and mulched area
All people bringing their dogs to leach
free areas enter at their own risk and accept
full responsibility and liability for their
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
athletic fields and Robb Field: Dogs
are not allowed on any athletic field at any