Dog Off-Leash Parks
Find off-leash parks and beaches for dogs and their people.
Branciforte Dog Park: Quarter acre fenced dog park. Open Sunrise to Sunset. Located at 200 N. Branciforte Drive.
DeLaveaga Park: Sand Pit Service Road into Lower DeLaveaga Park. Designated off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. Take Market Street past Gruenwald Court.
Frederick Street Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked by signs and a split rail fence. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 168 Frederick Street (Frederick at Broadway).
Grant Street Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked with signs. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 180 Grant Street.
Mimi De Marta Dog Park: Half acre fenced, off leash dog area. Open sunrise to sunset. Located at 130 Broadway.
Mitchell’s Cove Beach: Dogs are allowed off-leash before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. The beach is located near West Cliff Drive and Almar Avenue.
Pacheco Dog Park: This area is completely fenced and the off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at Pacheco Avenue and Prospect Heights.
Ocean View Park: The off-leash area is clearly marked with signs. Off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The area is located at 102 Ocean View Avenue.
University Terrace Park: Two off-leash dog park areas: one for all dogs and a separate park for smaller dogs. Both areas are fenced and off-leash times are sunrise to sunset. The designated off-leash area is located at the second entrance at Nobel Drive and Meder Street.
Dogs are not allowed at the Wharf, Cowell Beach, Main Beach, Laurel Park, or San Lorenzo Park.
Dog owners must be in full control of their dogs at all times. Control must be immediate. Dog owners are financially responsible for any damage caused by their dog to public property. SCMC 188.8.131.52
Dog owners must clean up all of their dog’s defecation and must carry dog defecation removal devices at all times. SCMC 8.14.215
Santa Cruz County “Where Can I Take my Dog?” Brochure
The Benefit Shop
An elegant shop with thrift store prices. All proceeds go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. We accept donations of china, crystal, silver, jewelry, artwork, gift items, kitchenware, small home furnishings, lamps, vintage items, and animal companion accessories. We welcome donations during shop hours, at the back porch of the shop. We offer donation receipts for your tax records. We are always glad to have new volunteers join us as we work for the neediest animals in our community. Call Leila Dunn, Shop Manager at 831-246-3870 for more information.