The Pinole Valley Dog Park is a slice of doggie-heaven located within a small section of the Pinole Valley Park off Adobe Road. There is a blue and white sign with the outline of a dog on it. The fenced-in dog park has lots of mature trees that provide not only beautiful scenery but significant shade as well. There are also large rocks and a tree stump to add some interesting elements to the park for your dog to sniff, climb on, and explore.
The ground is primarily covered in dirt, so beware of mud on rainy days and dust on dry ones. No matter the weather, your pup can enjoy some water at one of the doggie water fountains. There are two sections; one for little dogs (under 25 pounds), and one for large dogs (over 26 pounds) and each side has enough seating to keep the humans comfortable.
They have plenty of benches, white plastic chairs, and picnic tables to sit at and mingle with other owners. The Pinole Valley Dog Park seems to have times when it is busier than others, but there are some regulars who keep their pups in attendance, and you are likely to meet another dog whenever you go.
Your furry friend can make other furry friends to play with, or they can just sit and relax outside and breathe the fresh air. No matter what your dog is doing or who you happen to be talking to, be sure to pick up after your pup and dispose of it in the trash can. Bring your own dog poop bags, too.
The Pinole Valley Park features some wildlife and natural preservation areas, miles and miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a skateboard park, and children's playgrounds. When visiting outside the doggie-designated area, please keep your pup on a leash. Also, when visiting the park, make sure your dog is up-to-date on vaccinations and is a sociable pup, as aggressive dogs are not welcome at dog parks.