Apple Valley Dog Park is a public dog park located at the Civic Center Park in Apple Valley, California. The 22-acre Civic Center Park also features an amphitheater, tennis courts, picnic lawns, and a playground. There are a variety of paved walking trails and paths that go around and throughout the park that leashed dogs are welcome on.
The off-leash dog park can be found on the east side of the Civic Center Park, across from the retention basin sidewalk, by the Civic Center Park Aquatic. The two-acre dog park was opened in September 2012 and has since become a fairly popular destination for dog owners living in the area. Apple Valley Dog Park at Civic Center Park is made up of two separate areas for dogs to roam around in without a leash.
There is a large dog area for breeds over 25 pounds and a small section that accommodates dogs under 25 pounds. Both sections provide plenty of space for games of fetch or chase and are equipped with benches that allow owners to comfortably supervise their four-legged family members.
There is also a water fountain in each area which ensures canines remain hydrated during their visit, as well as dog waste bag dispensers that encourage owners to clean up after their dogs. Toys and tennis balls are scattered throughout the dog park and are free to use, just make sure to supervise your dog closely especially if you have a chewer!
Though there are some small trees growing in and around the dog park, there isn’t that much shade so pack a hat. The dog park’s surface is grassy which dogs love to run. However, playtime can get muddy depending on the weather so please pack a towel for your dog’s paws.
Alternatively, you can take your pooch on a leashed walk through the beautifully landscaped Civic Center Park. The Apple Valley Dog Park at Civic Center Park is very accessible, and there is plenty of parking, which is another reason to visit. However, the dog park closes from time to time for maintenance, so make sure to check the park’s official website for information before dropping by.