The Bollinger Canyon Dog Park, also known as Memorial Dog Park, resides within the 23-acre San Ramon Memorial Park. Though the dog park is not large, only an acre, there's plenty of room to throw one of the many tennis balls for your pooch. A few laps around the perimeter will keep dogs, large and small, exercised and the decomposed granite surface may leave the pups dusty, but not muddy.
Ample parking and restrooms make this a convenient place for humans to bring their doggos, and they also will find some benches and picnic tables under a shelter at one end of the park. There are a few trees, but don't rely on them to keep you or your fur-buddy cool. A dual human-canine water fountain is a welcome amenity, and while you're keeping one eye on your pooch, be sure to look around at the furbulous views of Mt. Diablo.
Pups must be leashed from the parking lot through the larger park to the doggy playground, and through the double safety gates. There have been some complaints that the gates have a tendency to swing open on windy days, so it's best to monitor them or install yourself beside them if you're concerned. Waste bags and receptacles are provided, along with pooper scoopers, so there's no reason to forget to pick up after Fido, not to mention your fellow dog-lovers will appreciate it. Aggressive behavior is a no-no as well.
The larger Memorial Park features a substantial playground, BBQ grills and picnic areas, and your pup is welcome on his leash in these areas. Two main highways with curved hills flow by the park, so it's important to keep a firm grip on that leash when outside the dog park.
This park is seldom overcrowded, and has many pawsome features to attract you and your pup. Come on out to San Ramon and check it out!