Let Your Dog Run Free at These Sacramento-Area Dog Parks
There’s no better place for your dog to be a dog than at a dog park, where they can run uninhibited, mingle with other doggos, chase balls to their hearts’ content, and live their best life! The Greater Sacramento area has more than 30 dog parks, from urban hangouts in the center of town to more isolated spots with plenty of room to roam. These designated areas allow you to have your pooch off-leash, and some have separate areas for large dogs and small dogs.
We rounded up some of the region’s best dog parks to ensure your next outing is the best one yet. Use our map below to track down the park nearest you, then scroll down to find specific information on each one, listed in alphabetical order.
If you’re looking for even more local dog resources check out our complete guide, The Ultimate Dog Owner’s Guide to Sacramento, which includes information on local food stores, dog walkers, veterinarians, trainers and more.
Aspen Greenbelt | Davis
The City of Davis operates several open areas where dogs are allowed off-leash as long as they’re under voice control. The Aspen Greenbelt stretches between Glacier Drive and Arroyo Park where you can run and play with your dog in the quiet, unfenced residential green space.
C-Bar-C Park | Citrus Heights
The gorgeous dog park at C-Bar-C Park in Citrus Heights offers a large, open area for play complete with shade trees, benches, dirt and grass areas, and water fountains. There is a smaller fenced section for small dogs as well.
Carmichael Park | Carmichael
The Canine Corral at Carmichael Park in Carmichael is open from dawn to dark and is supported by volunteers. The spacious off-leash play area offers separate fenced areas for large and small dogs as well as seating, shade trees and various terrains.
Community Park | Davis
Just west of the skate park in Community Park in Davis, you’ll find a fenced play area for dogs complete with shade trees and plenty of room to play.
Elk Grove Park | Elk Grove
This large regional park in Elk Grove offers 122 acres of outdoor play for dogs and people alike. The fenced dog park is complete with huge, mature shade trees, benches and agility equipment.
FIDO Field Dog Park | Folsom
Located at Cummings Family Park in Folsom, FIDO Field Dog Park is Folsom’s off-leash dog park that offers differing terrain, benches, waste bags and water fountains, plus separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. It’s open from 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset, and is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.
Glenbrook Park | Sacramento
The new and improved off-leash dog park at Glenbrook Park in the College Glen neighborhood of Sacramento offers a one-acre fenced park for small dogs and a separate fenced park for large dogs.
Granite Regional Park | Sacramento
Located on the opposite side of Ramona Ave. from the majority of Granite Regional Park, this fenced dog park in on the east side of Sacramento offers a space complete with mature trees, benches and water.
Howe Park | Sacramento
Operated by the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Parks District, the dog park at Howe Park in the Arden Arcade area was the very first dog park constructed in the Greater Sacramento area. Since opening, they’ve added a separate area for small dogs, too. Both offer shade trees, picnic tables and water.
Jacinto Creek Park | South Sacramento
Located in an 11-acre community park—Jacinto Creek Park— in the Valley Hi/North Laguna area of south Sacramento, his off-leash play area is fully fenced and offers picnic tables, shade trees and different terrains to play on.
John Barovetto Park | Davis
The City of Davis operates several open areas where dogs are allowed off-leash as long as they’re under voice control. You can find this one in the southeast area of John Barovetto Park.
Laguna Community Park | Elk Grove
This 16-acre community park in Elk Grove offers a fenced dog play area on the west side complete with benches, shade trees, water and open grass areas.
Lynn Robie Dog Park | Sacramento
Located at Bill Conlin Sports Complex, Lynn Robie Dog Park has two separate areas for large and small dogs. The small dog area is 0.21 acres and the large dog area is 1.34 acres. Both parks have turf areas as well as natural dirt and grass, shade, water and benches.
Morse Community Park | Elk Grove
The off-leash dog park at Morse Community Park in Elk Grove offers a spacious area complete with picnic tables, benches and water fountains.
North Natomas Regional Park | North Natomas
Renovations to the dog play areas at North Natomas Regional Park in Natomas have provided a new and improved off-leash park for all seasons. The area offers a half-acre small dog park, a two-acre large dog park, washing stations and drinking fountains, large shade trees, shade canopies with benches, a designated agility zone and a water play zone.
Partner Park | South Land Park
Located behind Belle Cooledge Community Center in South Land Park, Partner Park offers a fenced grass play area with water, shade trees and picnic tables.
Paul J. Ryan Memorial Park | Cameron Park
Formerly known as Hacienda Dog Park, this is the only off-leash dog park in Cameron Park. It sits beneath the oaks, with shaded walking trails.
Phoenix Park | Fair Oaks
In partnership with FORDOG, the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District operates Phoenix Dog Park in Fair Oaks. This facility offers nearly two acres with three separate, fenced areas: a small dog and puppy area, a large dog area and space for less sociable or shy dogs. Additionally, you’ll find water fountains, shade trees and canopies, benches and wading pools during the summer.
Pioneer Park | Davis
Another dog park in Davis, this one is just northeast of the playground at Pioneer Park.
Regency Community Park | North Natomas
Located in the north end of Regency Community Park, this off-leash dog park in Natomas offers separate areas for small and large dogs as well as water, shade canopies, benches and different terrains.
RRUFF Rocklin Dog Park | Rocklin
Located in Johnson-Springview Park, RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin is one of the area’s most popular dog play areas. It offers separate sections for small and large dogs as well as a smaller fenced area for special needs dogs and their owners; this can also be used for service dog training, obedience training and the occasional rescue group adoption days. Open 365 days per year, the enclosed areas are entirely covered in 100% organic playground-quality cedar chips.
The Bark Park | Sacramento
Located in front of the Sacramento County Animal Care Shelter near Rosemont, the Bark Park offers two acres of off-leash play area with separate areas for large and small dogs. Both fenced areas have drinking fountains, benches and shade trees.
Sam Combs Park | West Sacramento
Sam Combs Park in West Sacramento offers 4.5 acres of play for families, including dogs! The facilities off-leash dog area offers two fenced sections for large and small dogs complete with picnic tables, mature trees and water fountains.
Slide Hill Park | Davis
Located on the south end of Slide Hill Park, this unfenced, off-leash dog park in Davis has an exercise area for your dog.
Summerfield Park | West Sacramento
On the north end of the nine-acre Summerfield Park in West Sacramento, you’ll find two fenced dog play areas separated for large and small dogs. Each one offers plenty of room to run, benches and water fountains.
Sutter’s Landing Park | Sacramento
Nestled along the American River, Sutter’s Landing Park is a huge open space, and 2.5 acres of that are reserved for dogs. The dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, shade canopies, water fountains, benches, picnic tables and more.
Sycamore Park | Davis
Another Davis off-leash dog park, this one is in Sycamore Park just southwest of the playground.
Tanzanite Community Park | North Natomas
The off-leash dog area at Tanzanite Community Park in Natomas offers two full acres for your best friend to run around!
Toad Hollow Dog Park | Davis
The Toad Hollow Dog Park in Davis offers a wide-open, grassy dog play area with seating and several good areas for shade. Please be aware that this park occasionally closes during the winter after heavy rains.
Truitt Bark Park | Midtown Sacramento
Open 365 days per year from sunrise to 10 p.m., this beautiful dog park in Midtown Sacramento offers separate areas for large and small dogs, public art, lighting, shade trees, differing terrain and a community plaza. On the north end of the park, you’ll even find a community garden!
University Avenue Dog Park | Sacramento
Located along the scenic American River in the Arden Arcade area, this park offers a small fenced area with benches, shade trees and waste bags available.
Valley Oak Park | North Natomas
At Valley Oak Park in Natomas, you’ll find two separate dog parks: a half-acre area for small dogs and a two-acre area for large dogs. Both have open, turf areas, benches, tables and drinking fountains.
Walnut Park | Davis
Walnut Park is an unfenced dog park in Davis where you’ll find an off-leash exercise area directly east of the tennis courts.
Looking for more resources?
Check out our complete guide, The Ultimate Dog Owner’s Guide to Sacramento, which includes information on local food stores, dog walkers, veterinarians, trainers and more.
Category Davis, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Neighborhood Guides, Sacramento
Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.