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No leash free dog areas. Residents are trying to get the city to add one. Approximately 2/3 of the city's residents are dog owners.  Hopefully, it is just a matter of time. 

Menlo Park

Bayfront Park
Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road 
Located at the foot of Marsh Road just east of Highway 101, there is a large open space park with trails and hills to hike.  It is open from sunrise to one half hour before sunset. Dogs are permitted on leash only.

Nealon Park
800 Middle Avenue (West of El Camino)
Dog park hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-10:00am.  No more than 3 dogs per owner/handler allowed. Dogs in heat and puppies under 4 months not allowed. Poop pick up strictly enforced.

Willow Oaks Park
Willow Road & Coleman Avenue

Mountain View

Shoreline Dog Park
Corner of Shoreline Boulevard and North Road
Two dirt lots - One for big dogs and one for small dogs.

Palo Alto

These three parks are the only parks in Palo Alto containing areas where dogs can be exercised off-leash, as long as they are in the designated dog exercise areas. At all other locations, dogs must be kept on leashes.

Mitchell Park
600 East Meadow (one block west of Middlefield)
The exercise area is located at the south side of the park, behind Spangler School.

Greer Park
1098 Amarillo (at Amarillo and West Bayshore)
The exercise area is located at the west side of the park.

Hoover Park
2901 Cowper (at Cowper and El Dorado)
The exercise area is located at the south side of the park next to the creek.

The Baylands  - Dogs allowed on leash
The Palo Alto Baylands Preserve is a flat mostly unpaved 5 mile loop trail. Leashed dogs are allowed, unless posted in special bird nesting areas. There are several entrance points. One of the main starting points is from Hwy 101 heading north, exit San Antonio Road and turn right. San Antonio Road will bring you directly into the start of the Preserve.

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve - Dogs Allowed On Leash
1530 Arastradero Road, 1/4 mile north of Page Mill Road.
A beautiful mixture of rolling savanna grassland and broadleaf evergreen forest. It varies in elevation from 275 feet in the northeast to 775 feet in the southwest. Wildlife abounds on the preserve and it is not uncommon to see deer, bobcats, coyotes, and many varieties of birds. As a result watch out for ticks. Dogs must remain on leash.

Dog Park Closures In Menlo Park/Palo Alto Due to Rain

The Parks and Recreation Departments of Menlo Park and Palo Alto use a
creek monitoring system featured on the City of Palo Alto's website to determine rainfall totals. If the total is 1/2 inch or more within 24 hours then city dog parks are closed. For real time updates view the Creek Cam positioned at San Francisquito Creek and West Bayshore Road.

Redwood City

Pulgas Ridge
Located off Crestview Drive and Edmonds Road near San Carlos.  Great hike in an open space preserve.  There is an 16 acre off-leash area in the middle of the preserve.  Dogs must be kept on-leash on the trails leading to the middle of the preserve.  The off-leash area is accessible via the Blue Oak Trail or the Cordilleras Trail.

Shore Dogs Park
End of Radio Road in Redwood Shores
Off leash dog park with enclosed areas for small dogs and large dogs.  It is situated near a corner of San Francisco Bay, where during the spring and fall migration season, you can see numerous shore birds.  The Park is open for unlimited use from dawn until dark.

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