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Dog Areas in Bakersfield

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44 Groomers

Bakersfield was settled in 1858 by a few families who were going north through the El Tejon Pass looking for a place to live. The town’s namesake, Colonel Thomas Baker, would let the traveling families stay overnight on his land to rest. The city is near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County and is home to 363,630 individuals. Just under 100,000 families out of those living in Bakersfield own pets, such as cats and dogs, so the town has plenty of accredited animal hospitals and clinics available.

The city of Bakersfield has 59 parks all over town which host plenty of amenities like picnic tables, BBQ pits, pavilions, and many different kinds of areas for sports, such as tennis, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Many of them welcome your pets while on a leash, and there are two parks just for dogs who like to run off the leash. Centennial Park offers a large fenced area for your furry friends to run off the leash and interact with other furries. They also have playgrounds, baseball fields, BBQ areas, picnic tables, basketball, tennis courts, volleyball, and restrooms so you and the family can spend an entire day there and not run out of fun things to do. Wilson Park also has a big off-leash play area and playgrounds, baseball fields, BBQ areas, picnic tables, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and restrooms. Both of these parks welcome your pets and family to enjoy the amenities.

After you spend the day at the park, if you want to get out and enjoy a show or dinner, there are plenty of places such as Akira’s Japanese, Agave Grill and Cantina, and Caesar’s Italian Delicatessen. Other attractions include concerts at Rabobank Arena, gambling at the Golden West Casino or take in the beauty of sculpture and painting at Bakersfield Museum of Art. You will find a little bit of everything in Bakersfield, so make the most of it!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Bakersfield

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 6,610/sq mi

    #1 Oleander Sunset

    The popular area of Oleandar Sunset is the metropolitan hub of sunny Bakersfield, California. With a wide variety of outdoor shopping promenades, you and your canine companion are sure to enjoy hours of shopping and dining while you soak up the Southern California rays. After your stroll through the friendly neighborhood, stop for a quick bite to eat at one of the numerous dog-friendly restaurants. At Los Malcajetes, you and Fido can enjoy dog-friendly dining and sample the best in California style TexMex that the area has to offer. For fans of warm weather and dog-friendly activities, few places can beat Bakersfield, CA as a place to live and play.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 960/sq mi

    #2 Downtown Bakersfield

    Downtown Bakersfield is a popular neighborhood in the heart of this Southern California city. From trinkets to everyday staples, there is something for everyone in shopping and dining. If your pooch is in need of a day of canine pampering, the Fur & Feathers Pet Resort is just the place for a quick pick me up. Nails, ears and a fully array of grooming services will have Fido looking his or her best. After your spa day, a quick drive-in meal is a great way to take the edge off and enjoy a bite outdoors. The Sonic Drive In, in Downtown Bakersfield, is dog friendly and will happily cater to all of your pooch’s special requests.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,670/sq mi

    #3 Stockdale Estates


    Stockdale Estates is a highly desirable place to live, play, and relax centrally located in scenic Bakersfield, California. This planned community is home to the Stockdale Country club, an ideal place to play a round of golf or a quick game of tennis. There are also plenty of pawtastic places to enjoy with your pooch nearby. The Kroll Dog Park is a scenic, grassy location in the heart of the desert. This well-maintained and fenced off-leash park has both sandy and grassy locales, sure to suit the tastes of even the pickiest pooch. While there is no segregation by size, friendly dogs of all kinds will have plenty of room to run, roam, explore, and sniff to their hearts’ content.

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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 5,090/sq mi

    #4 Southern Oaks

    Southern Oaks is an idyllic neighborhood for those looking to call Bakersfield, California home. The two-legged family members aren’t the only ones who will enjoy their time in the area. For your canine companions, there are a wide variety of walking, hiking and socializing activities where they can get their sniff on. University Dog Park is one example of a doggy oasis located in their friendly desert community. The opportunities for canine socialization abound in this off-leash park that features fully fenced play areas for both small and large dogs. To cater to human needs, restroom facilities are located conveniently within the park.
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    Population Density 4,740/sq mi

    #5 Southgate


    The Southgate neighborhood of Bakersfield, California is the perfect spot for those looking for a quiet residential area in the heart of this bustling Southern, California town. It’s not just humans that will enjoy the amenities on offer in the area. Wayside Park is the perfect place to stroll with your canine companions and get in some serious sniffing and socialization with other friendly pooches and humans, too. If you time your visit right, you just might catch the yearly AKC Dog Show hosted at the local Kern County Fairgrounds. Dogs of all shapes and sizes strut their stuff around outdoors and indoor rings, competing to answer the greatest question of them all, “Who really is a good dog?”

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