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Dog Areas in Goleta

4 Parks
2 Trails
22 Eateries
1 Groomer

Goleta is a relatively new city in California, not incorporated until 2002, but the area was already established as a great place to live long before that. Goleta is home to the University of California Santa Barbara campus which gives the city a vibrant and youthful energy, and there is always plenty going on to keep residents busy. With a population of over 30,000 and being only 8 miles west of Santa Barbara, Goleta has plenty of veterinary offices and other amenities pet owners appreciate. Its mild climate and plethora of parks make Goleta a dream come true for both pets and people alike.

Often referred to as a hidden gem in Goleta, M Special is a place you will definitely want to check out when you’re in the area. M Special is a brewing company known for its delicious beers, warm service, and dog-friendly atmosphere. While M Special doesn’t serve food themselves, several food trucks occupy the surrounding area so everyone in your group will be sure to find what they’re looking for. There are also trivia nights, games like corn hole, and live music to keep you busy. The friendly and warm atmosphere at M Special is representative of the overall atmosphere in Goleta, which makes it a great place to live and be a dog owner.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Goleta

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,237/sq mi

    #1 Marketplace

    Just west of the University of California Santa Barbara campus lies the neighborhood of Marketplace in Goleta. This bustling, commercial district is home to the Camino Real Market Place, a busy and vibrant outdoor shopping center. Full of restaurants, clothing stores, a movie theatre and farmers market, Marketplace is the place to be in Goleta! There is lots to do outdoors, so it's an excellent place to bring your dog. If you are in the area, don't miss Anna's Marketplace Bakery. With plenty of outdoor, dog-friendly seating, this bakery is a local favorite and offers fresh breakfast and lunch dishes you'll be sure to enjoy.
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 3,361/sq mi

    #2 Winchester Commons

    Winchester Commons is a quiet and peaceful residential community in Goleta, just south of Winchester Canyon. Residents love how this small neighborhood has unobstructed views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, as well as all the open space, parks, and walking paths in the area. Among these open spaces is what's called the Patterson Open Space. This ample, natural space is open to on-leash dogs and their owners anytime, but there are also certain hours when dogs are allowed off their leashes, and Fido can explore to his heart's content while you take in the surrounding greenery and bask in the California sunshine.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 13,866/sq mi

    #3 Storke Ranch

    Positioned on the west side of the University of California Santa Barbara campus, Storke Ranch is a quiet, residential neighborhood mainly populated with families. This well-maintained community is admired for its lush greenery and impressive landscaping. Girsh Park is an active recreational space in the area, and it is a favorite spot for dog owners thanks to the dog programs it offers. There are often festivals, dog shows, agility and obedience showcases, and off-leash activities that will keep your dog happy and in good shape. This multi-purpose park has things to do for the whole family, from ice-skating in the winter, a baseball diamond, basketball courts, and soccer fields.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,845/sq mi

    #4 El Encanto Heights

    El Encanto Heights is a popular residential area in Goleta. Many of the homes in this area are unique and colorful, and residents showcase their style through creative landscaping and design. This community is popular with dog owners, and luckily there is a great dog park nearby for residents to enjoy with their dogs. Tabano Hollow is 1.19 acres of open green space, and it includes a fenced area for off-leash dogs as well as benches for owners to rest on and water to keep Rover hydrated while he plays. Those who frequent the Tabano Hollow dog park remark that it is frequented by many friendly regulars who enjoy interacting with other dog owners and their dogs.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 10,639/sq mi

    #5 South Goleta

    South Goleta is the coastal area of Goleta that is also home to the University of California Santa Barbara campus and fabulous California beaches. One of the best ways to enjoy the world-famous California sunshine is at the beach, and what could be more fun than a day at the beach with your dog? Make sure you visit the Goleta Beach Park, where your dog is welcome to join you on-leash. There are playgrounds, shade, benches, restrooms, and other amenities that make Goleta Beach Park a perfect place to spend the day with your family, and of course, that includes your dog!
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