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Dog Areas in Walnut Creek

3 Parks
1 Shop
3 Eateries
14 Groomers

Walnut Creek, California has many opportunities to take your pet out and about on the town. From hiking and exploring nature, to relaxing on the patio of some fine dining establishments, or cozying up for the night in a hotel, there's something for everyone's four-legged friend to enjoy.

If you want to enjoy the California sunshine, try the Acalanes Ridge Open Space Off-Leash Dog Area. It's a fenced-in space that offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains, as well as doggie bags! Or for a more adventurous afternoon, try visiting the Shell Ridge Open Space - 31 miles of trails, and free parking.

A must-visit restaurant in Walnut Creek is OI-C Bowl, a Chinese/Asian restaurant that offers patio seating, water bowls, and doggie pillows. Several other establishments in the area also offer outdoor seating and welcome furry friends, such as Extreme Pizza, Sweet Affair Bakery, and the San Francisco Creamery Co.

If you and your pet are visiting the area, there are several options for lodging. Diablo Mountain Inn allows two dogs of any size to stay in one of their pet-friendly rooms for an additional pet fee. Or, Motel 6 Walnut Creek welcomes two pets (they allow both dogs and cats) of any size or breed without an additional pet fee in any of their rooms. No matter what brings you to the area, it's easy to see that Walnut Creek, California is full of opportunities for fun with your pets.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Walnut Creek

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 5,408/sq mi

    #1 Diablo Hills

    Diablo Hills is a bustling neighborhood in Walnut Creek, with quick access to major highways and tons of shopping and dining opportunities. The neighborhood is also the lucky home of The Gardens at Heather Farm, a gorgeous botanical garden on six acres of amazing scenery, with tons of local events, picnic areas, and a relaxing atmosphere. At the northern end of the Gardens is Heather Farm Dog Park, an off-leash park with areas for small and large breeds. The serene park is reminiscent of the gardens environment, so it’s sure to be a relaxing yet fun place for you and pup to enjoy.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,917/sq mi

    #2 Overlook

    The Overlook neighborhood of Walnut Creek is paws deep in the middle of the shopping district in town. This neighborhood is perfect for dog owners who love to window shop with their pups, and it’s still super close to fun outdoor adventures in Walnut Creek. Broadway Plaza Shopping Center is a popular place for dog owners to enjoy with their pooches. The outdoor shopping plaza welcomes leashed dogs to walk the sidewalks, and many of the stores even allow well-behaved pups inside! You can also get your dog walked by the professionals at Fit Dog Theory, or dine with him at one of several dog-friendly restaurants nearby.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,000/sq mi

    #3 Somerset

    If you’re looking for a more serene outdoor adventure away from the busy shopping district of Walnut Creek, Somerset is the answer! Located on the southern end of town, this small area doesn’t house a lot of people, but it has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Here, you and your pup will love what’s known as the Sugarloaf Open Space area, which features three miles of trails of varying skill levels, picnic areas, camping areas, and more. It’s one of the best places in Walnut Creek to let Rover run and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at his own pace.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,494/sq mi

    #4 Downtown

    Just over four miles west of Walnut Creek is Downtown Lafayette, the bustling center of the city. The area is a good mix between city and country, as it’s nestled in between miles of open outdoor space and the city of Oakland and its coast. This neighborhood has upscale communities, shopping areas, and dining experiences, some of which welcome you and your beloved furry friend! But one of the must-see places in the area is the Lafayette Reservoir, where you and your leashed dog can take a leisurely stroll along the water or take on a more challenging hike. Either way, it’s the pawfect place for some exercise and exploration!
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,738/sq mi

    #5 Greenbrook

    About a 12-minute drive south from Walnut Creek’s center will take you to Greenbrook in Danville, CA. This neighborhood features Osage Station Park, which is a public park that allows dogs on their leash. Its paths and scenery have made it one of the most popular places for dog walkers in the city. Where Danville’s Greenbrook really shines is with its huge selection of dog-friendly restaurants and eateries! Whether you’re craving Mexican or pizza, Greenbrook has something you are sure to love – and you can enjoy it all with your pooch at dog-friendly seating. The Growler is one of the most pawpular local dining spots, and your best pal can join you on its streetside patio.
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