You look out the living room window and think to yourself, “It’s a beautiful day!” Next to you, your pup is bursting with energy, tail wagging and ready to tackle the day head on. If you have some time on your hands, a trip to the dog park might be a fun opportunity for some exercise and socializing.
Before piling into your car, remember these few tips. First, take note of how your dog behaves on the leash. This will be helpful when you’re at the park and there is a whole world of distractions for your dog. Next, don’t forget extra poop bags. Some parks have bag dispensers and waste receptacles, but not all of them. It will always be your responsibility to clean up and care for your dog. Finally, always keep an eye on your dog at the park. You’ll have to be on guard for whatever may happen.
Scroll below for our list of the best dog parks in Chino Hills, Anaheim, Newark, Ontario.
Dairyland Park – A walking perimeter, fake and faux grass, and agility equipment makes this park a home run for you and your pup! Complete with separate areas for large and small dogs.
Vila Borba Park – You’ll find separated spaces for large and small dogs, as well as plenty of shady spots to relax on those extra sunny days.
Prado Recreation Dog Park – This 585-acre property is home to several large fields available for public use and training.
La Palma Dog Park – Located in La Palma Park, one of the largest parks in Anaheim, La Palma Dog Park is the perfect place to play off-leash! The Dog Park features small and large dog areas, shade trees, benches, and drinking fountains. La Palma also features a monument in honor of the Anaheim Police Department’s K-9 officers.
Olive Hills Dog Park – Situated next to the Olive Hills Tennis Courts, the Olive Hills Dog Park features a perimeter walking/jogging path, patches of artificial turf, separated small and large dog use areas with agility equipment, benches, and native plant materials.
Newark Community Park – Socializing your dog just got a whole lot easier with this new park. With the accessible drinking fountains and plenty of room to roam, your pup will be making many new friends before you head back home.
Central Park Dog Park – Located adjacent to the Fremont Animal Shelter with access off Stevenson Boulevard, this park features two turfed areas – 1.2 acres with artificial turf and lighting for large dogs, and a smaller .02 acre area with natural grass for dogs 14 inches and under at the shoulders. Both areas have a double gate entry to the turf areas that were designed for the convenience of dog owners and the security of their pets.
Drigon Dog Park – A local favorite, this park comes complete with complimentary poop bag stations, benches and seating areas, dog-themed decorations, and agility courses for both the large and small dog play areas.
Schimmel Dog Park – This dog park is a part of John Galvin Park, so there is plenty of parking for those busy weekend days. The park name is in dedication to Ontario’s first police dog, “Ex” Von der Schimmel-Suhulz Heide, who lost his life in 1986 protecting his handler, Corporal Ernie Dorame.
Whispering Lakes Dog Park – If you’re training your pup for an upcoming agility course, this is the park to visit. You’ll have access to a variety of agility equipment to get your pup in tip-top shape.