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Dog Areas in Atascadero

9 Parks
2 Trails
16 Shops
5 Eateries
6 Groomers

Atascadero is a California oasis, filled with a vibrant and watery area surrounded by the southern desert. A lot of the farmlands have today been converted into public parks and fields, which have become dog-friendly places to bring your pup to run, play and enjoy the day outside.

The Heilmann Regional Park is the largest park in the city, with 102 acres of open grassy fields, desert space, forested trails, recreational fields, and a dog park! The dog park is in the north end of the park, and provides a fenced-in area for off-leash play. There is a crushed-stone terrain, with separate areas for large and small dogs, picnic tables, a pavilion, and double-gated entrances. Outside of the park, there are 2.3 miles of paved trails to enjoy with your pup while they are on a leash, with access to enclosed tennis fields, picnic tables, water fountains, and clean-up stations at the dog park.

The Atascadero Lake Park is one of the most popular parks in the city, even to dog-walkers thanks to its gorgeous lakeside location, shaded area, and open space to play in. The park has paddle boats, a playground, a volleyball court, a large pavilion, water fountains, benches, and restrooms. Leash up Fido before coming here to enjoy a gorgeous day out where you can run, play, and walk with your pup.

Beautiful lakes, large parks, and 3 animal hospitals will make living and visiting Atascadero a great experience for you and Fido!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Atascadero

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 192/sq mi

    #1 West Templeton

    West Templeton is a residential area surrounded by vast desert regions on all sides inside the city of Templeton, 5.5 miles away from Atascadero. This popular neighborhood features the Vineyard Dog Park. The park is a gorgeous acre of land, with trees surrounding the perimeter, and two areas for large and small dogs. Double-gated entrances can be accessed, along with features like clean-up stations, water fountains, free toys, and benches. The Venteux Vineyards is also in the neighborhood, and is a dog-friendly venue with treats, water, and a fenced-in area to play in for customers.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 163/sq mi

    #2 Templeton Center

    The Templeton Center is a neighborhood in the city of Templeton along the Salinas River, 5 miles north of Atascadero. Inside the neighborhood's borders is Templeton Park, a vibrant green area with vegetation, healthy trees, and lots of shade. Fido will have plenty of room to run around in the open and sit under shady trees, with access to a playground, water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Afterwards, walk with Fido to Nino's Grill, to get some energy back and relax while enjoying your meal. This craft beer and American fare restaurant has dog-friendly seating outside, and water bowls for Fido.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,553/sq mi

    #3 Paloma/Pine Mountain

    The Paloma and Pine Mountain neighborhood is referred to by both names, but offers a single great experience when walking your pup. The Paloma Creek Park is a lush green park surrounded by desert terrain, with open spaces to run around in, shaded sitting areas, and 3 fenced-in baseball fields. Dogs can play off-leash in the safety of the fields as long as no teams are playing, and even enjoy amenities like water fountains, a playground, clean-up stations paved walkways, benches, and trash bins. the Dove Creek Park is a much smaller park, and offers a quiet and peaceful atmosphere to play in with your pup. Paved trails and a nice gazebo offer a place to sit and walk with a leashed Fido.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,048/sq mi

    #4 Henry

    The neighborhood of Henry is a rural eastern neighborhood, with some residential areas, and known for the large park called Stadium Park. The area takes up over 90 acres of grassy terrain, deserts, and forests. Walking Fido in this park will be great, thanks to the 3.2 miles of paved trails, nature trails, and open fields to let Fido play inside of. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside the area but can enjoy benches, picnic tables, and water fountains. The Jim Green Trail is a quieter trail on the east side of the neighborhood, made from concrete and extends over 1.1 miles in a loop around the area. The trail is pretty bare and you will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,577/sq mi

    #5 San Benito

    San Benito is a cozy community on the north side of the city, with a small shopping area and a school district. The area is excellent for dog-walking, thanks to the Traffic Way Park that offers a large space to play in and recreational fields. The fields offer two fenced-in baseball fields that are dog-friendly as long as no teams are playing, surrounded by lush green space, a picnic area, a playground, and paved walkways. Sunken Gardens is south of the park, and provides a close-to-town park to walk Fido, with winding paved fields, green fields, benches, shaded areas, and water fountains. Dogs must be on a leash inside both parks.
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