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Dog Areas in Hillcrest

Hillcrest is a small, affluent community in San Diego that’s known for its locally-owned businesses. Thanks to its high population density and ample amenities, Hillcrest is the perfect place to live if you have a furry friend -- plus, there are nearly sixty veterinarians working within five miles of town!

Just two miles northeast (but still in San Diego), you can find Trolley Barn Park. This park has a beautiful playground and a large grassy area for play. The cement path around the park is well-maintained, and there is plenty of street parking. There is no fence around the park, though, so keep Fido on a leash!

If your pup needs an off-leash oasis, visit the Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park. Just ten minutes west in the heart of San Diego, this park is fully fenced and complete with a large grassy area for romping. There is a bathroom facility for humans and even a doggie water fountain!

For a playdate you can easily walk to, try Pioneer Park. Just one mile west of Hillcrest, this former cemetery is anything but spooky. Complete with ample benches and street parking, Cali natives love this intimate park for its cleanliness and close proximity to local restaurants.

Don’t miss out on all the dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and beaches that this gorgeous San Diego community has to offer!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hillcrest

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    Population Density 4,325/sq mi

    #1 Hillcrest

    Hillcrest is close to all the many amenities and activities found in the large metropolitan area of San Diego. When visiting San Diego, there are many dog-friendly hotels located in Hillcrest. Days Inns & Suites, located at 3350 Rosecrans, welcomes all dogs for a flat, one-time fee of $50. Old Town Inn, located at 4444 Pacific Highway, allows dogs 50 pounds or less to stay for a $15 per dog per night. La Quinta Inn, located at 2380 Moore Street, rolls out the red carpet for your pup for no additional charge. Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 3737 Sports Arena Blvd. is dog-friendly. Wyndham charges $75 for your pup the first night and $25 for subsequent ones.
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  2. Dog Parks 3
    Population Density 4,258/sq mi

    #2 Downtown San Diego

    Hillcrest is less than 10 miles from Downtown San Diego. San Diego loves it dogs, and really shows it with the many amenities it has. Nate’s Point Dog Park, located on 2500 Balboa, offers areas for large and small dogs. It has water, benches, and a piece of agility equipment. Morley Field is located at 2221 Morley Field Drive. Morley Field lets dogs strip off that leash and feel the wind between their ears. Morley Field Dog Park is only partially fenced. The area is big with a mixture of dirt with some areas of grass. There are plenty of doggie waste bags for easy cleanup.
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    Population Density 4,258/sq mi

    #3 East San Diego

    Hillcrest is less than 20 miles west of the east San Diego (Beach) neighborhood. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park is located at 1590 E. Mission Bay Drive. Fiesta Island is a large off-leash dog beach in which both dogs and people can exercise and splash in the ocean together. There is also a 5-mile paved path around the island for both dogs and their people to traverse. Sand dunes give dogs some extra reason to romp. Only a part of the island is a fenced-in dog park, so that kind of safe enclosure is available to the dogs that need it.
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  4. Dog Parks 3
    Population Density 4,258/sq mi

    #4 North San Diego

    Hillcrest is 20 miles south of the North San Diego area. Rancho Penasquitos Dog Park is located at 13339 Salmon River. The dog park is fully fenced. There is a separate area for the small dogs. The ground is grass with areas of exposed dirt. Water is available outside the enclosure. Doggie waste bags are supplied as well. Human companions have a few covered benches along the perimeter of the dog park. Rancho Bernardo, located at 18448 W. Bernardo Drive, has a 2.66 acre fully fenced dog park with areas separated into three sections: large, small, and all. The ground is sloped and covered with grass and patches of dirt.
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    Population Density 4,258/sq mi

    #5 West San Diego

    Hillcrest is adjacent to the West San Diego area. Kearny Mesa Community Park, located at 3170 Armstrong Street, offers dogs a chance for some off leash exercise and fun. This one-acre dog park invites dogs of all sizes to run and socialize. There is no separate area for small dogs. This dog park has water fountains for dogs and people. A few chairs line the perimeter. The ground is mostly grass with a few patches of dirt. Pooper scoopers are available to aid in the necessary cleanups. The dog park is well-lit. Dogs may play from 6 in the morning until 10 at night.
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