Yuba City is a diverse community that sits in the river valley of the tributaries of the Sacramento River. While the city has grown tremendously, the last few decades Yuba City still has that small town vibe. And while the dried fruit processing plant is no longer the largest employer in the region, the orchards and the large amount of parks in Yuba City keep the old spirit of the town alive.
While there is a higher cat population than average in California, there are still a considerate number of dogs in Yuba City. To cater the dog owners of Yuba City, the city council approved the construction of an off-leash dog park. Yuba Sutter Off-Leash Dog Park is a 5-acre dog park that is very well maintained and safe as the entrance to the park is on a membership basis.
Not a member but still interested in taking your dog for a walk? The Sutter Bike Path is one of the many rail-to-trails paths which follows the old Sacramento Northern Railroad. The Trail is a multi-purpose trail and is available to hikers as well as bicyclists. The route trails through the impressive farmlands and orchards of the Yuba City area.
Yuba City is also a great location for tourists with pets. There are multiple hotels in the area that are considered pet-friendly, and the tranquil location is a perfect setting for a relaxing get-away.
The Yuba Sutter Dog Park, located on Riverside Drive, is an easy 5-acre park that opened in 2009. This park is volunteer-run so if you find some elements that you don’t like (weeds anyone?) then take a minute to pick it up and put it in the trash. Both you and the other patrons will appreciate it! Volunteers mobilize early Saturday mornings to maintain the park and clear the junk. This would be a great opportunity to give back to the community that helps your pooch have a little freedom in the crowded mutt-ropolis. Fenced-in with a designated area for smaller four-legged friends, the park is pawfect for a quiet timeout with your pup.
Greenwood Park is a beautifully-kept, grassy area located approximately three miles from downtown Yuba City. You will find the park along Christifer Lane, nestled in some quieter suburban streets. Since it opens at 6 a.m., you and your four-legged friend can get in a quick run before work or wait until later in the day to get some much-needed fresh air as the gates don’t close until 9 p.m. With a playground and basketballs present, there is no shortage of things to do, but remember that Fido needs to be kept on a leash as there are no fences to keep your fur babies safe from traffic. As this park is used by everyone, please clean up any mess left behind, and make sure to take some water for the both of you.
Hillcrest Park is a beautifully manicured park located approximately 3 miles from downtown Yuba City. It is a large park with many great features for all of the family, including those fur babies. There is a large grass field for sports or a run around with your pup. Playgrounds for the children and barbeques mean that this park is great for a weekend out with the whole family. After all of that exercise, your pup will need re-hydrating, so head to the water fountains for some fresh H2O. The park is enjoyed by many, so remember to keep it looking fresh and pick up after yourself and your dog!
Shanghai Garden Park, situated along Garden Highway, is a small neighbourhood park that boasts children’s equipment, picnic areas, open play spaces, and walking/jogging trails that are pawfect for a brisk evening stroll with your four-legged pal. The park is approximately 5 miles from downtown Yuba City and an easy 20-minute drive. Open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., the park fills up in the evening with the office workers and their pooches. Be sure to keep your fur baby leashed and clean up any messes left behind; petiquette is important!
The Auburn Ravine Dog Park, although a 40-minute trek from downtown Yuba City, is a pup-tacular park that is pawfect for a weekend day trip. For your larger four-legged pals, there is an enclosed area that gives them plenty of room to run free and mingle and socialize with bigger other dogs. However, if that doesn’t sound like the place for your smaller pooch, then head to the small enclosed area for the more timid dogs. No matter the time, you are bound to find someone to socialize with. The park is 10 acres of beautiful foliage and fresh air that both you and your pup will love.