Many families love to visit this spot to paint portraits of the picturesque grounds, or even to reconnect with nature. The park management team allows access to the property free of charge so that more visitors can enjoy the park. The grounds range in elevation from 200 feet to 2000.
The trails meander through many different features and terrains including the stunning waterfall trail, Carmel River, Santa Lucia Mountains, and the Garza Creek. In a single day's hike, visitors can view canyons, woodlands, chaparral, and so much more. This park is the ideal space for hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching. Its picturesque landscape also makes it a favorite space for photographers.
Dogs are permitted to enjoy off-leash time in most areas of this public park. However, it is important for families to keep strictly to the trails as poison oak is plenteous when off the marked paths. Water is provided in various locations to help keep Fido and the whole family well-hydrated. To preserve the cleanliness of the park, owners should bring bags with them and promptly clean up after their dogs.
This beautiful park space was made possible by the generosity of William Garland II who kindly lowered the price of this former ranch property to make it financially viable for Monterey County to purchase. Mr. Garland was a much-loved and active community leader in the Southern California region. For a day of relaxation and family fun, bring Fido and the family for a day trip to Garland Ranch Regional Park Off-Leash Area!