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Dog Areas in Santa Margarita

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Santa Margarita is a town in San Luis Obispo County, California with a population of just over 1,200 people. The town prides itself on being rustic and chic at the same time, and there are all sorts of wild recreational activities to enjoy in town, as well as great places to sit and have a meal and a glass of wine. You can also spend a day at the beach of Santa Margarita Lake, or out on the water in a boat. For your cultural interests, there are unique museums and art galleries throughout Santa Margarita just waiting to be explored! When it comes time for exploring with your dog, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities in and around Santa Margarita, too!

You and your dog won't want to miss out on a trip to The Porch Cafe on El Camino Real. This dog-friendly restaurant has covered outdoor seating where your pooch can hang out beside you as you dine on their breakfast and lunch items. Their menu includes a variety of burritos, burgers, and wraps, and they also serve coffee, espresso, and alcoholic beverages. Once you're done with your meal, it's time for you and Spot to pack up and head to a nearby off-leash park!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Santa Margarita

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    Population Density 6,099/sq mi

    #1 Fair Oaks

    Arroyo Grande is another city in San Luis Obispo County, and it's home to nearly 18,000 people. The southwestern corner of the city is less than half an hour from Santa Margarita, and this area is where the Elm Street Dog Park is located. This off-leash park has a big dog section with a wood-chip surface and a grassy area for small dogs. There's also drinking water for dogs, and there are plastic wading pools set up as well. Visitors love that this park is so clean and well-kept, and it also includes a double-gated entry system to keep your dog safely contained.
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    Population Density 3,984/sq mi

    #2 Dry Creek Apartments

    Southern Paso Robles is about 20 miles from Santa Margarita. Just across the street from the Dry Creek apartment complex, you'll find Sherwood Dog Park. This 1.25-acre off-leash park has separate enclosures for big and small dogs, and the surface consists of recycled wood chips. The park is located where Paso Robles' first airport once was, so the dog park has an aviation theme to honor the tradition. There is a dunking pool for dogs, as well as drinking water, waste disposal supplies, and seating for pet parents. The park runs on donations, so adding $1 to the collection box each time you visit is greatly appreciated by those who run the park!
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    Population Density 1,867/sq mi

    #3 Northeast Morro Bay

    Morro Bay is a beautiful city along the California coast, and the northern area of the city is about a half-hour drive from Santa Margarita. This area is where Del Mar Park is located, and within this park sits the Jody Giannini Family Dog Park. With separate sections for big and small dogs, and rolling hills and grassy areas for your dog to explore, this dog park is a dream come true! There are water and waste disposal stations in the park, as well as seating and shaded areas. The Jody Giannini Family Dog Park hosts several fundraising events and other activities during the year, so be sure to keep an eye out for their dates!
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    Population Density 657/sq mi

    #4 Paloma/Pine Mountain

    One of the nearest dog parks to Santa Margarita can be found in southeastern Atascadero, California. The Heilmann Dog Park is just a ten-minute drive from Santa Margarita, and it sits on about 2/3 of an acre. The dog park opened in 2005, and it recently added a separate section for dogs who weigh less than 25 pounds. There are two double-gated entries to the park, as well as shade structures, drinking water, picnic tables, and waste disposal supplies. There's even a dog wash station to clean your pet up before you head home! Heilmann Dog Park is free to use and runs entirely on donations and by volunteers.
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    Population Density 193/sq mi

    #5 The Vineyards

    The southwestern corner of Templeton, California is about a 15-minute drive from Santa Margarita, and this is also where you and Spot will find the Vineyard Dog Park. An architectural firm built this well-designed dog park, and it has separate enclosures for big and small dogs. The off-leash park sits on one acre of land, and it's surrounded by lavender bushes. While you're there, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the wine region's rolling hills. You'll find drinking water stations for dogs, as well as waste disposal supplies, seating, and a variety of toys for your pooch to play with.
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