Parks for You and Your Dog
revised 3/94 and 5/99
County and Regional Parks
- San Mateo County Parks
- (650) 363-4020 or the San Mateo County Parks and
Recreation Foundation website.
Dogs are not allowed in any County Park. There was
some talk a few years ago of this changing for
certain parks on a trial basis, but we haven't
heard anything recently.
- Santa Clara County Parks
(408) 358-3741 or see the Santa Clara County Parks
Dogs on leash are allowed on trails and/or in
picnic areas only at the following parks. Dogs
are not allowed in children's play areas.
Dogs on leash are allowed only in picnic areas at
the following parks:
- Almaden Quicksilver County Park (most
trails plus Mockingbird Hill picnic area)
- Anderson Lake County Park
- Calero Reservoir County Park (limited
- Coyote Hellyer Park
- Joseph D. Grant County Park (limited
- Lexington Reservoir (except trail leading
to Sierra Azul Preserve)
- Penitencia Creek Park Chain
- Santa Teresa County Park (limited
- Uvas Canyon, Mount Madonna County
- Upper Stevens Creek County Park (upper end
of Grizzly Flat Trail only)
- Vasona Lake, Los Gatos Creek Trail County
- Alviso Marina
- Coyote Lake County Park (campground, picnic
area, launch ramp areas)
- Ed Levin County Park
- Motorcycle Park
- Stevens Creek County Park (Villa Maria
picnic area and Coyote Ridge Trail)
- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space
(650) 691-1200 or see the MROSD website.
Dogs on leash are allowed only in certain
portions of the following preserves; must stay on
trails. Contact the District for detailed maps
- Pulgas Ridge
- St. Joseph's Hill
- Windy Hill Preserve: Spring Ridge and
Anniversary Trails and connecting trails from
Willowbrook & Portola Roads.
- Fremont Older Preserve: Seven Springs area,
reached via Regnart Road
- East Bay Regional Parks
- (510) 531-9300, ext. 2200 or the
Dogs may be under voice control or on leash in
open space and remote, undeveloped parkland areas,
and on trails. Leashed dogs are allowed in most
parking areas, lawns, concession areas, developed
areas, and posted areas. Dogs are not allowed at
swimming pools, bathing areas, or designated Nature
Areas (i.e northern Tilden Park). Some parks charge
an entrance fee for dogs.
- Livermore Area Recreation and Park
- (510) 373-5700 or the LARPD website.
Leashed dogs are allowed at all parks.
- Marin County Dept. of Parks, Open Space
& Cultural Services
- (415) 499-6387 (recorded info: 499-6060) or MCOSD website.
Dogs are allowed on leash in all Parks and most
Open Space Preserves. Dogs are allowed on trails
(may be off leash on fire roads if extremely
well-behaved and under total control of owner).
Parks are generally small, but the Preserves cover
a wide range of little-known ridgelands in eastern
part of the county.
- Marin Municipal Water District
- (415) 459-0888 or MMWD website.
Leashed dogs are allowed on MMWD trails and service
roads. Watershed includes a large area on Mount Tam
and hills to the north. (Be aware of the boundary
with adjacent Mount Tamaplais State Park, which
does not allow dogs).
- Monterey County Parks
- (831) 647-7795 or Monterey County Parks
Leashed dogs are allowed only in parking lots and
picnic areas of Jacks Peak, Laguna Seca, Toro,
Royal Oaks, San Lorenzo, and San Antonio Lake
County Parks. Seven-foot leash and proof of rabies
vaccination required. Dogs are not allowed on park
- Santa Cruz County Parks
- (831) 462-8300 or Santa Cruz County Parks
Leashed dogs are allowed at all County Parks,
except for Highland Park.
- Solano County Regional Parks
- (707) 648-4600 or Solano County Regional Parks
Leashed dogs are allowed at most parks (carry proof
of rabies vaccination).
- Sonoma County Parks
- (707) 527-2041 or the Sonoma County Homepage.
Leashed dogs are allowed at all parks, except
Shiloh Park in Windsor (closed because of feral pig
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