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Dog Areas in Oakland, CA

7 Parks
4 Trails
1 Shop
37 Eateries
34 Groomers

If you like to be outdoors then Oakland, California is the place for you. With the average temperature in January being almost 50 degrees, and July temperatures in the low 60s you just can’t go wrong. No snow and plenty of sunshine makes this city a great place to stop by on your Bay Area vacation and even better to live within!

Since it is the third largest city in the area, you know there are plenty of things to do and see. The city boasts beautiful countryside and amazing sunsets over the San Francisco Bay, and natural wonders like Lake Merritt, which is a 155-acre lagoon that Oakland is known for. Lake Merritt has plenty of trails, a robust social scene, and some phenomenal views for you and Fido. You can find hundreds of things to do outdoors in Oakland, but there are some great indoor activities too.

If you like culture, you can check out the Oakland Museum of California on Oak Street or the renown, absolutely splendid, Chabot Space and Science Center on Skyline Blvd., or maybe the history ridden African American Museum and Library on 14th Street. If that isn't enough to quench your 'busy calendar' desire, there are the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on 9th Street and Oakland Aviation Museum on Boeing Street. Plenty of culture for everyone. If you need to let Fido run around a bit, there are some great dog parks around, like Redwood Regional Park on Redwood Road, Oakland Dog Park on 6th Avenue, or Mosswood Park Dog Run on Webster Street.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oakland, CA

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    Population Density 3,390/sq mi

    #1 Downtown


    As the name suggests, the Downtown neighborhood in Oakland, California is the shopping and entertainment hub of this popular Bay Area city. There’s enough people-watching and socialization opportunities to make sure both humans and canines have a barking good time. Centrally located, the Oakland Dog Park is right in the heart of the Downtown district. Just in back of Grove Shafter Park, this fully-fenced, off-leash dog park features over 20,000 square feet of mixed grass and cedar shavings. Local pooches can get their sniff on and stretch their paws while owners congregate for a friendly chat. This dog centric locale is just another reason Downtown Oakland is the perfect spot for two and four-legged family members to call home.

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    Population Density 6,360/sq mi

    #2 Piedmont Avenue

    Piedmont is a popular and scenic residential area in the City of Oakland, California. Its numerous dog-centric attractions make this neighborhood the perfect spot for Fido and your family to call home. Dracena Quarry is a fun and interactive hiking and outdoors recreation destination. Pets are welcome and allowed off-leash in the upper Redwood area with use of a special off-leash dog permit. Piedmont park is another human built but doggy friendly area with big grassy areas perfect for a leisurely stroll or summer picnic. Blair Park is another Piedmont neighborhood staple where pooches are welcome off-leash to stretch their legs. With options galore, Piedmont is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your canine companion.
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    Population Density 4,720/sq mi

    #3 Montclair

    The Montclair neighborhood of Oakland, California is a popular residential district filled with plenty of amenities sure to make both humans and canines feel right at home. The scenic neighborhoods are ideal for enjoying quiet evening on-leash walks. For even more outdoors recreation, Shepherd Canyon is the perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring the area’s scenic hills, forests and hiking. This Rails-to-Trails conservancy project includes miles of trails with fully mapped trailheads. Your canine companion will find the journey snifftastic, with lots of engaging natural scenery. Fido is welcome to join you for exercise, socialization, and more on this scenic and historic portion of Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood.
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    Population Density 10,910/sq mi

    #4 Temescal

    Temescal is a popular area of Oakland, California that is home to a residential area as well as a thriving retail district. Local residents and visitors alike will find plenty of pet-friendly areas to explore with their furry, four-legged friends. The Mosswood Park dog run is the perfect place to let Fido blow off some steam and get much needed socialization. Pooches can sniff, explore and play at their leisure in this well-maintained, fully secure off-leash dog park. Separate areas for both large and small dogs will give pet owners peace of mind and is a thoughtful addition that is just another indication that the Temescal area is a great place for both two and four-legged family members to call home.
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    Population Density 11,290/sq mi

    #5 Shafter

    Shafter is a neighborhood in Oakland, California that is extremely popular for both humans and canines alike. The tranquil streets, with well-maintained sidewalks, ensure peaceful morning on-leash walks and lots of opportunity for socializing in the community. The Frog Park Dog Run is a popular and spacious 2.6 acre facility that provides loads of exercise opportunity for your pooch. Fetch or play a quick game of frisbee in this secure off-leash area. For on-leash walkers, the nearby Frog Creek is an excellent spot for a leisurely, waterside stroll. Whatever your speed, the Shafter neighborhood of Oakland is sure to offer something for everyone.
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