Corona, California, named in 1896, is surrounded by Chino Hills to the northwest, Cleveland National Forest to the south, and Santa Ana Mountains to the southwest. The people of Corona love pets and especially favor dogs. There are about 23,000 homes and an estimated 35,827 dogs in Corona with plenty of dog-friendly places in town so bring Fido when you visit.
The best dog park, according to resident dog-lovers, is Dairyland Dog Park on San Remo Drive. This is not just a dog park; it is also a water park with benches, exercise equipment for dogs, and tons of grassy area to run off-leash. The dogs and their humans are all friendly and well-behaved.
Corona Dog Park on Butterfield is a one-acre fenced area with benches, picnic tables, lights, a doggy water fountain, and separate areas for large and small dogs. The park gets a 4.5 out of 5-star rating for its excellent lighting and parking availability.
Harada Heritage Park is another great place to go with separate areas for big and small dogs and doggy obstacle course equipment. There is a jumping hoop, ladder, and a tunnel to run through which is all great exercise for dogs and their owners.
The City of Corona has so much to offer, especially for those that have dogs and love the outdoors. Corona Dog Park is located in Butterfield Park, and has two separate play areas, drinking fountains, and benches for owners to take a load off their feet. If you’re wanting to get some exercise and explore, any of the 6 nearby parks allow leashed pups. If you’re wanting to get some R&R, you can visit the Paw Spa, which provide nutrition counseling, grooming, dental, and doggie spa treatments to get them photo ready for the puparazzi!
Just 4.5 miles north of Corona lies the city of Norco, home to Pike’s Peak Park. This beautiful open grass area includes restrooms, a gazebo with picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and basketball court. This park was awarded the 2008 Award of Excellence in the Park Development and Design category from California Parks and Recreation Society, and they allow pups as long as they are on leash. For a more social and entertaining experience, Pikes Peak Park hosts local Disc Dog competitions, which is a great way to keep pets happy, healthy, and in shape, or to meet other like-minded dog lovers!
Surrounded by neighboring Corona, El Cerrito has some pretty pawesome dog accommodations. Camp Ilene is a cage free doggy daycare situated on 1.23 acres. It comes with a full-sized swimming pool for water dogs. The Emma Zen Foundation Pet Oxygen Masks Save Lives is a local non-profit organization devoted to the health and safety of pets. The organization hosts seasonal fairs to help raise funds for the cause where they provide a noncompetitive dog walk, music, vaccination and microchip clinic, pet CPR demonstrations, Disc Dog Empire demonstrations, obedience demonstrations, exhibits, raffles, contests, prizes, and more.
The town of Eastvale, just 6 miles northwest of Corona, and is surrounded by local parks, including two separate dog parks for large and small pooches. Both are located in Harada Heritage Park, and provide large fenced in areas, benches, and doggie bags. If your pup is bold and energetic, the Eastvale Trail is a great place to go on a walk and take in the Santa Ana River. Banfield Veterinary Hospital is located nearby, as well as a local PetSmart that hosts fun seasonal events like Santa Claus is Coming to PetSmart where you can get a free photo taken with Santa!