The Heritage Park Dog Run is a section of the Heritage Park in Dana Point, California. Parking for vehicles is available in the parking lot of the main park or on the streets in the surrounding neighborhood. Spaces may be difficult to encounter during weekend events.
The Heritage Park Dog Run is a relatively small enclosure which has been designated by the Dana Point authorities as an off-leash area for dogs. It is bordered with shoulder high chain-link fencing. The off-leash area has a combination surface of grass and dirt. There are no bushes or trees inside the dog park and no separate section for small dogs. The off-leash area is quite restrictive for both large breeds and very energetic dogs. It is not a multi-user zone.
The Heritage Park Dog Run or fun zone is for use by one pet owner at a time or by several dogs which already have previous social interaction. Dogs are permitted in the main park area but must be leashed at all times. Regulations require the leash to be no longer than six feet in length. Any dog using any part of the public park, off-leash or not, must be correctly licensed, vaccinated, and be displaying the adequate tags on their collar.
There is one single seating facilities, a bench, inside the off-leash area for pet owners. There is no shelter for inclement weather or shade from the sun for either pets or owners. There is no water fountain in the off-leash dog park so owners must make sure they take a supply for their dog. Poop bag dispensers can be found at the entrance to the off-leash area as well as along the pathways of the main park. As stated by the local authorities, there is no poop fairy and owners are obliged to pick up all faecal matter deposited by their pets and dispose of it in a responsible manner.