The Selma Olinder Dog Park is a section of the Selma Olinder Park. Located in San Jose, California, it has been designated as an off-leash area for exercising dogs. The dog park has its own parking lot, so you need not worry about finding a spot to park. This dog park is a decent sized stretch of ground which is surrounded by chain-link fencing panels. Dogs are not permitted off-leash until inside the gated areas.
This dog park has sections for both large dogs and small dogs. Both off-leash areas are surfaced with dirt as well as gravel and have paved pathways running through them. There are park benches and picnic tables for owners to use. There are several trees inside the off-leash areas and outside the perimeter fence. They do offer some shade on hot days, but the dog park is otherwise open to the elements and can get quite muddy after heavy rainfall.
Pet owners should be aware that before using the off-leash facility in the Selma Olinder Park, their dogs must be fully vaccinated and have been licensed with the local authorities. Proof of licensing must be worn by the dog when in the off-leash area. It is only possible to exercise two dogs per handler at any one time.
There are water fountains in the off-leash area, but these are not particularly dog-friendly, and owners should take a personal drinking bowl for their dog. There are several poop bag stations in the dog park, and bag supplies are usually plentiful though it's recommended owners carry a few extra in case stocks run out.
Pet owners must clean up all excrement deposited by their dogs and dispose of used bags in the on-site dumpsters. The dog park is clean, and well looked after and on occasion owners may be asked to vacate the off-leash areas while maintenance work can be carried out.