Ryland Dog Park is a small, public dog park in San Jose. It's an all-weather, off-leash dog park shaded from the elements by the concrete structure of a highway overpass. There are spaces available for vehicle parking on the side of the street and on the opposite side of the underpass. The dog park is not illuminated at night and is only open from sunrise to one hour after sunset.
The Ryland Dog Park off-leash area is completely enclosed by waist-high wire meshing decorated with animal silhouettes. There is also a special cordoned off area for small dogs. Both parts of the park are surfaced with dirt and gravel.
A water fountain and communal drinking bowl are provided for pets, but there are no refreshment facilities for people. No food or drink, for dogs or otherwise, is permitted in the off-leash areas. People amenities are non-existent apart from a bench, restroom, and table.
The Ryland Dog Park is a safe place for off-leash exercise for dogs who are still in the training stages and there's space enough for even the largest of breeds to be able to have a decent runaround. It's also a good dog park for initiating canine social interaction as it's not overly busy.
Though do note the park rules state a dog must be at least four months old before being allowed to use the installation and have all vaccinations, including rabies, up to date plus be correctly licensed with the San Jose authorities. A leash must be carried at all times and any disruptive or aggressive dogs must be removed from the off-leash area immediately.
There have been complaints from park users about dog feces not being picked up, so take a poop scoop or rake because they are not available at the park, and use a poop bag to dispose of it in the provided container to help keep the off-leash area clean for other users.