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Bark for Joy! Long Beach Dog Parks Now Open!

Did you know Long Beach has 10 dedicated dog parks, and according to a recent survey from Center for City Park Excellence, our city ranks 19th in the country with 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents. In fact, dog parks, also known as “off-leash dog areas,” are among the fastest growing park amenities in the 100 largest US cities! Most Long Beach dog parks feature spaces for both large and small dogs, benches for owners, free doggie waste bags and water fountains. Please remember that visitors must remain 6 feet from each other and wear face coverings when in contact with people outside of their household. Dog park guidelines HERE We consulted our furry friends, and here are some Long Beach dog parks worthy to bark about!

 

 

Rosie’s Dog Beach 5000 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803

 

For nearly two decades, Rosie’s Dog Beach has been the local go-to for Long Beach residents and their furry friends. The off-leash beach is a 4-acre, non-fenced site in Belmont Shore that was started by Justin Rudd, founder/director of Haute Dogs, a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. In 2010, the beach area was officially renamed “Rosie’s Dog Beach” to honor the life of Rosie the Bulldog, Justin Rudd’s dog who inspired this canine wonderland. It remains the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County.

 

 

Seaside Dog Zone 450 E Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Long Beach residents visiting the East Village Arts District and the waterfront have a fun off-leash dog recreation area to walk to and enjoy socializing with their neighbors and pets. The Seaside Dog Zone is open from 6am until dusk daily, with plenty of space for dogs to run and exercise with their owners. The zone features a double-gate entry for separation between large and small dog areas.

 

 

Pike Park Dog Park 195 W Seaside Way Long Beach, CA 90802

 

The new Pike Park has a place for our four-legged friends to play! This cute dog park features perimeter fencing, double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers. Pike Park is a pocket park which can be accessed via Seaside Way, just west of Pine Avenue, or via the slide, which is adjacent to the pedestrian stairs just south of Ocean Boulevard. The park’s features include a dog park, fitness stations, the slide, landscaping, lighting, benches and bike racks. Check signs for visitor guidelines.

 

 

El Dorado Park Dog Park 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815

 

This popular 1.5-acre off-leash dog park was the first dog park in northeast Long Beach. It has a double-gate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers. The dog park can be accessed by using the Spring Street entrance for El Dorado East Regional Park. Please keep your dog on leash when using the larger pars of the El Dorado Park.

 

 

K-9 Corner Dog Park 906 Pacific Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813

 

Residents in the north Pine Avenue area of Long Beach partnered with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency to transform a vacant lot at 9th and Pacific Avenue into the “K-9 Corner Dog Park.” The park, which opened in September, 2009, has a unique design that is environmentally friendly by using drought tolerant landscaping and generating 100% of its electricity on site with solar energy. The park has water fountains for humans and dogs, seating, evening lighting and separate areas for large and small dogs.

 

 

Downtown Dog Park 245 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA, US, 90802

 

Lincoln Park at Broadway and Pacific is now home to the Downtown Dog Park. The park opened in September and has been serving the needs of downtown residents and their dogs and re-energizing a historic open space in the downtown civic center. The park has spaces for both large and small dogs, benches for owners, free doggie waste bags and double entrance and exit gates.

 

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Rosie’s Dog Beach

Photo #2: Rosie’s Dog Beach

Photo #3: City of Long Beach

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Photo #6: Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine

Photo #7: City of Long Beach