Long Beach Dog Parks: 5 Places to Run Free

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long-beach-dog-parksOn the hunt for a Long Beach Dog Park?

It’s no secret that Long Beach loves their dogs. Travel down any street and you’re likely to pass several pups out for a stroll with their people. But, what’s an urban dog to do when walking just isn’t enough? Where can your city dog run free?

For years, Long Beach dogs were limited to a section of Recreation Park. But, now there is a dog beach, four dog parks, and more on the way. Here is a list of places to take your lucky dog in Long Beach.

Uptown Dog Park

The Uptown Dog Park provides separate areas for small and large dogs to play off leash in Scherer Park. The fenced area is located near picnic areas and a parking lot at the western end of Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Boulevard. It’s open daily from 5:00 a.m. to dusk; regular park hours are 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

K9 Corner

Located at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 9th Street, K9 Corner is a fully sustainable, eco-friendly dog park in Downtown Long Beach. K9 Corner features park lighting that is powered by solar panels, a sloped irrigation system for its drought tolerant landscape, and faux grass, instead of its water guzzling counterpart. K9 Corner is located at North East Corner of 9th Street and Pacific Avenue. The park is open from 6:00 a.m. to dusk.

Lincoln Park Dog Park

This Long Beach dog park at South West Corner of Broadway and Pacific Avenue features space for large and small dogs, along with benches for their owners. Designed as a place for downtown residents to play with their dogs, it also activates a historic open space in the city’s civic center. Located in Lincoln Park, 333 West Ocean Boulevard, the dog park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to dusk.

Recreation Dog Park

The two-acre Recreation Park Dog Park is located at 5201 E. 7th Street in Long Beach. It’s open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is even lighted at night.

Dog Beach

Although it’s not a dedicated Dog Beach, the Long Beach Dog Zone is nearly three acres of sand and shore available for off-leash exercise in Belmont Shore. The dog beach is located at 1 South Granada Avenue. For parking, enter at Bennett Avenue (from Ocean Boulevard). The Dog Zone is in effect from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.

Coming soon: another dog park is in the works in Wrigley at Golden Avenue and Wardlow Road.

Which Long Beach dog parks do you visit? What is your favorite pet-friendly place in Long Beach? Leave a comment and let us know.

About Barbara Holbrook
Barbara Holbrook is the Founder of EverythingLongBeach.com. When she's not breaking building websites, she enjoys exploring Long Beach and discovering new shops and restaurants.

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3 Responses to “Long Beach Dog Parks: 5 Places to Run Free”
  1. Jan Wilcox says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I was looking for additional online articles about the Sunday Farmers Market (at Longfellow) and up popped your website …. awesome… and very impressive.
    I enjoyed your article about the dog parks.. great coverage on options!

    Hope that something works out for you to create an upbeat website for Realtor Connie Chick…(I introduced you to her at the market yesterday)

    Keep up the good work – you are doing a terrific job!
    Jan (Kelli’s mom)

  2. Edgar says:

    is the new site on Wardlow & Golden still in the works??

    • Editor says:

      @Jan: Thanks so much!

      @Edgar: As far as we know the Wrigley Dog Park is still on the agenda. We’ll keep our readers updated as soon as we have more information. Thanks for reading!