Grab your friends and their pooches and go on a puppy play date at Degarmo Dog Park. The pups will love pouncing and rolling with each other in Degarmo’s massive green lawn, and you’ll love the free admission. Degarmo is open from 7 a.m. to dusk every day except Wednesday when the park is closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for maintenance.
Known as the Crown Jewel of Chico, Bidwell Park has miles and miles of trail for you and your dog to explore, as well as off-leash zones and water features just for dogs. There’s no price tag to enter this landscape of fun, and you and your pup can run and play for hours on end, as long as the sun is in the sky. Once the sun trades places with the moon, it’s time to head home.
If you truly want to go on an adventure with your dog, explore your way down to Moore Road Dog Park. Commonly called a gem hidden in the pines, Moore Road Dog Park is definitely off the beaten path, as your GPS will be sending you in circles trying to find it. Once you stumble upon this dog park, though, you’ll be going back again and again. Its stunning views, soft pine-needle paths and friendly atmosphere make all other dog parks tuck their tails between their legs.
Chico has no shortage of beautiful locations for you and your dog to enjoy a bright, fun sun filled day. The city takes kindly to any puppies on leashes on sidewalks, in stores and in parks. One park that many dog owners flock to on their days off is the DeGarmo Park. Although this park is not primarily a dog park, it contains a dog park with lush green grass, doggie toys and water fountains in addition to its many sports fields. Since this is one of the most pawpular parks in the area, you and your prized pooch are bound to make some new friends.
Often called one of Chico’s best kept secrets, the Genetic Resource and Conservation Center is at the edge of Mendocino National Forest. This park is a perfect place to take your dogs for a walk on their leash. The park has an abundance of on paths that meander through the park underneath the shade of thousands of trees. Because it is not as well known as other dog parks in the area, it is unlikely you will run into anyone else. Before you go, make sure you put on your hiking shoes, print out a map of the trails and grab a leash for a pawsome day!
Caper Acres is the perfect place to take a dog that loves to run around and play. Although not a dog park, it is very dog-friendly. Just make sure you take a leash! The park itself has a multitude of attractions including a sand lot and many playgrounds. Unfortunately because it is an incredibly pawpular attraction, most dog owners try to wake up as early as possible to avoid the rush. If you go later in the day, you are guaranteed to run into a family or two with small children running to pet your dog. Grab a coffee and some sunscreen for a early morning walk at Caper Acres!
Do you thrive on physical activity? Do you love putting on your running shoes for an early morning run? If you said yes, Lower Bidwell Park is the perfect place for you and you dog! This park has many running and walking paths ranging from one to six mile routes. The paths are surrounded by the beautiful views of the park. It's hard not getting distracted from the natural beauty! This is particularly wonderful park furrr active dogs that love to move alongside their owners. Just make sure you take plenty of water and snacks as the park does not seem to have of amenities for visitors.
Perhaps one of the greatest places in Chico is the Lezlie Morrow Memorial Dog Park. This park, often called paradise by dog owners, is extremely spacious, has plenty of seating and fresh running water for humans and animals. Furthermore, because this park is one of the most popular among Chico dog owners, you are likely to run into other dogs and their owners. This makes this an ideal location to help socialize dogs. Lastly, because of the abundance of picnic tables it is a great place to take your friends for a picnic. Get ready and prepare yourself for a fun-filled day!