Located an hour east of San Francisco, Oakley is a Fido-friendly city along the Big Break Shoreline. When your pooch is ready for a day of outdoor activities, head over to the Big Break Shoreline Park and hike the trails while admiring nature. The kids can climb on playground equipment, or bring a picnic and relax on the pier with your pooch. Another fun trail for Fido is the Delta De Anza Regional Trail. You can explore the forest area and search for tadpoles in the pond. Your pooch will also have a snifftastic time examining all the plants and interesting wildlife.
Another pup friendly activity for the entire family is the Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline pier on the San Joaquin River. You can bring your poles and go fishing, or just walk along the shoreline admiring the views. Make sure to keep your pup on his leash and bring your own doggie waste bags.
Keeping your pup healthy and happy is important, and three veterinarian clinics are available for both the routine and emergency needs of your pup. After a visit to the vet, head over to Cutino’s Feed & Supply where you can find healthy food and treats for your pampered pooch.
When searching for a place to stay in Oakley, Best Western Plus Delta Hotel is a perfect destination. The hotel welcomes two pets up to 80 pounds for an additional fee and make sure you call ahead and make a reservation for one of the pet-friendly rooms.
Walking your pup in the Holly Creek neighborhood is fun when visiting the Holly Creek Park with the entire family. The kids can play on the swings while Fido romps and rolls in the grassy field, or bring a picnic for an outdoor meal. Relaxing on the shaded benches or walking laps along the trail is excellent exercise for both dog and owner. When you are ready for dinner, stop by Taquiza Limon where you can enjoy unique Mexican dishes at one of the many pooch-friendly outdoor tables.
Creekside Park is one of the best features of the Hacienda neighborhood. You and your pup can walk around the park and admire the community garden, or watch the kids climb on the playground. If you are out with the family, the teens can play basketball or show off their skills at the skate park while Fido chases squirrels and sniffs the trees. The hiking trails are perfect for getting in more laps, and later you can relax at the picnic tables and enjoy a cool drink of water. Make sure to bring your own doggie waste bags and help keep the park clean.
Spending time in the Cypress Grove neighborhood provides the opportunity to take Fido for walks in the Cypress Grove Park. Enjoy the gardens here while your pooch sniffs the trees and plants. You will need to keep your pup on his leash, but there is plenty of space to roll around or walk laps on the sidewalk. After an energetic walk, head over to Yogurt Island where you can share some yogurt treats with your pup and relax at one of the outdoor tables.
Magnolia Park is a small neighborhood park with wide open spaces to spend time with the family. There's a playground, sports field, and skate park here, as well as open space and a trail for your pup to explore. When you and your pooch need a rest, relax at one of the picnic tables or benches, and refill your water bottles at the fountain. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags and be sure to clean up after your pooch. Nearby is the Nunn-Wilson Family Park in the northern corner of the neighborhood, which also has an open space for pups to roam, trails to follow, a playground, sports area, and picnic areas.
Heartwood Park is a small community park located in the Mellowood neighborhood. Canines and their parents spend lots of time walking along the paths admiring the gardens and enjoying the fresh air. There is a large open grassy area where your pup can explore, and benches where you can relax, but Fido will need to stay on his leash. There is a water fountain where you can refill your water bottles, but no restrooms are available, so plan accordingly. You and your pooch will have a furtastic time strolling through the park or watching the kids climb on the playground equipment.