Nate's Point Dog Park is a pawsome two-acre leash-free dog park just off of the western end of the Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park. Named for the city worker who transformed it into a functional park, it's been a dog park since 1996, and helps to make Balboa Park an even better place to bring your dog on a beautiful San Diego day.
The two-acre hillside enclosure is shaded by mature trees and has a natural dirt surface. Expect your pup to get a little dusty after romping with new friends at Nate's Point Dog Park. Depending on drought conditions, you'll find some patches of grass as well. Amenities include a double-gated entrance, picnic tables, trash cans, a doggie water fountain, and a supply of tennis balls to use for a game of fetch. There are also waste bag dispensers, though it's never a bad idea to bring your own in case supplies run out.
One of the park's most pawsome features is that it's open 24 hours a day every single day of the year, with the exception of Wednesday mornings, when the park is closed for maintenance. The location, size, and accessibility of Nate's Point makes it one of the most pupular dog parks in San Diego. There are not separate large and small dog areas, so make sure your little pup is ready to run with the big dogs before you bring them here.
Another perk of Nate's Point Dog Park is the puptastic views. Among other dazzling scenery, you can see the California Tower rising in the near distance. This San Diego landmark is part of the historic San Diego Museum of Man building, which sits just on the other end of the Cabrillo Bridge. Parts of Citizen Kane were filmed there, as well as Top Dog, a film in which Chuck Norris worked with a canine co-star.
There's a lot of remarkable architecture and natural scenery to discover wandering around the historic grounds of Balboa Park, so be sure to bring your leash with you so you and your pup can stroll around the grounds before or after your romp at Nate's Point Dog Park. You'll cherish the days you spend together in this beautiful place.