The Ed Levin Dog Park is a special, fenced section in the Sandy Wool area of the Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, California.
The Ed Levin Dog Park is off-leash in a huge, sprawling two-acre expanse of a grassy field surrounded by the stunning countryside of rolling green hills. Its perimeter is bordered with a sturdy chain-link fence and trees. Some toys, such as tennis balls, are provided and extra canine entertainment is often supplied by the gophers burrowing in the field and the squirrels which run across it.
There is a separate section cordoned off from the main exercise area for small dogs. Water fountains have been installed for both dogs and people. It is well maintained and poop bags are available on site. In addition, close to the dog park are several picnic areas with wooden tables and benches.
Dogs are also allowed on several of the Ed Levin County Park trails but must be kept on a leash at all times because there are wild animals as well as livestock in some areas. The trails really are part of the great outdoors and so dogs can pick up parasites such as ticks and fleas quite easily. It is best to make sure their anti-parasite treatments are up to date before taking them hiking.
It's a fantastic dog park which is just a twenty-minute drive from San Jose or Fremont, half an hour from Union City and fifteen minutes from Milpitas itself. The closest entrance to the Ed Levin County Park for the dog park is via Downey Road. Go past the entrance kiosk and from there it's a short drive around Sandy Wool Lake to either of the two spacious parking zones. There is a fee payable for entering the main park which is for vehicle parking. The daily fee is $6 or a yearly pass can be purchased for $95.