The Jefferson Square Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Oakland, California. The dog park is part of the Jefferson Square Park which also has a children's play area. Street parking is available but is metered, so pet parents need to ensure they have some change in their pockets before leaving their vehicle there.
This dog park in Oakland is one of several dog parks and off-leash areas which are supported by the Oakland Dog Owners Group or ODOG. It's not necessary to be a member of the group to use the dog park, but all pet owners are required to oblige by the rules set by them when in the off-leash areas.
The Jefferson Square dog park has an independent enclosure for mini mutts weighing less than twenty-five pounds which quiet, senior dogs are also allowed to use. The park is safe for all sizes as it has a boundary fence of six-foot-high chain-link and double gated staging areas for ease of entry.
The ground around the dog-friendly water fountains has been paved to prevent pups getting muddy paws from spilled water, and there's a couple of trees which give some shade. Both off-leash areas are surfaced with dirt and pea-sized gravel which can be warm to a pup's paws during the summer months.
Pet parents taking their pup to this dog park facility in Oakland need to take poop bags with them as funding doesn't stretch far enough for the ODOG to supply them. They do accept donations of both bags and money and are very grateful for either.
All users of the dog park are asked to abide by the rules which are posted on the fence. Scooping poop is one of the most important ones. Once owners have complied with it, they can dump used bags in one of the several receptacles provided.