Dog parks in Sacramento, California

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A small dog, who appears confident, looks out over a pond

Gruff McPickles at Howe Ave. Park

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Round of a-paws, please. From insane off-leash play areas to dog pools, Sacramento is spotted with dog parks — making the options for our furry friends endless.

Turn a ruff day into a better one with an outing at one of these five dog parks with your four-legged BFFL, and by the end of the day, your pooch will surely be barking up the right tree. Bone appétit. 🐶

Brooks Truitt Bark Park, 1818 Q St.

Looking for a puppy photo op? The colorful, multi-patterned, 7-ft-tall “Bark” sculpture is a must-see spot at this park.. Also, enjoy two separate play areas for large and small dogs on a decomposed granite surface with water fountains + seating for owners.

North Natomas Regional Dog Park, 2501 New Market Dr.

More than just a playground, this dog park borders on state-of-the-art for its canine agility course, along with dog wash faucets and a fire hydrant spray feature. Larger breeds can enjoy two acres — and a considerably-sized splash pool in the summer — with a separate half-acre for smaller dogs. Pet parents can watch their pups from the protective shade canopies in any weather and enjoy amenities like bike paths, baseball fields, a playground, and more.

Granite Regional Park, 8200 Ramona Ave.

Knock out two birds with one stone at this park that’s perfect for the entire family. Amenities for dogs include a grass and dirt play area for both large and small dogs, with an optional area for small breeds. Neighboring the park is a soccer field, skate park, and multi-purpose fields for the kids.

The Roy C. Marcum Bark Park, 3839 Bradshaw Rd.

This pup paradise is two acres of fun that’s open seven days a week. The park comes with separate areas for large and small dogs + doggy drinking fountains. Looking to adopt a playmate for your pet? Stop by the Sacramento County Animal Shelter conveniently located right next door.

Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way

Pups are sure to have a good time at this quaint off-leash park with lush, green grass and trees inside a fenced area. Sports options for humans include softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts + sand volleyball courts. Have fishermen in your family? Take a short stroll to the nearby Duck and Fishing Pond filled with bluegill and bullheads.

Looking for a few more outdoor havens where your dog can have a grand old time? Check out this full list of off-leash parks owned by the City of Sacramento.

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