6 off-leash dog parks in Sacramento, California

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

Gruff McPickles at Howe Ave. Park | Photo by @gruffmcpickles

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

Turn a ruff day into a better one with an outing at one of these six 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. 🐶

Truitt Bark Park, 1818 Q St.

Looking for a puppy photo op? Take your dog by their colorful, multi-patterned, seven ft. tall “Bark” sculpture that makes this park so popular, they have a limit on two dogs per owner per visit. 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 + exercise course on turf along with dog wash faucets and fire hydrant spray feature. Larger breeds can enjoy two acres of the park — 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, playground + water spray area, a lake, and the Farmer’s Market.

Power Inn Dog 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 off-leash area to play 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 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. Pro tip: If you have a brachycephalic dog or one that easily overheats, we recommend not checking this park out on hot days as there isn’t much shade.

Partner Dog Park, 5699 S. Land Park Dr.

With over two acres of rolling hills for dogs to frolic around in, this park is perfect for letting your pup expend their energy, meet other playmates, or even get some alone time away. Because of the park’s major hills, owners should plan to move with their dogs to keep eyes on them, especially those who have small dogs since the wrought iron fence has openings they could slip through.

Howe Avenue Park, 2201 Cottage Wy.

Pups are sure to have a good time at this quaint little off-leash park with lush, green grass and trees inside a fenced area. However, Howe Park features a lot more to do for pet parents + kids, including enjoying the playground and one-mile walking path. Sport options include their softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts + sand volleyball courts. Have any 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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