Long Beach Dog Parks: 5 Places to Run Free
2009-11-23 · By Barbara Holbrook
On 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.