The Paw Patch Dog Park is a public dog park located at the Newhall Community Park in Concord, California. In addition to the dog park, the 126-acre community park is home to several ponds, a creek, playgrounds, bocce courts, sports fields and picnic areas. The dog park can be found past the bocce courts by the pond, just a trail away from the parking lot. There park also has restrooms available within walking distance for the public, which is very convenient if you end up spending the day at this beautiful park.
The securely-fenced Paw Patch Dog Park at Newhall Community Park is the perfect place for canine socialization and off-leash exercise since it is very popular among dog owners in the neighborhood. There are dogs at the park on most days of the week which is ideal if you want your pooch to always have someone to play with. However, weekends are busy, and the dog park gets crowded so keep that in mind if your canine buddy gets overwhelmed by large numbers of dogs.
The Paw Patch Dog Park at the Newhall Community Park has a well-thought-out layout that consists of two separate spaces for dogs to run around and explore in without a leash. There is a small dog area for those under 35 pounds and another one for the big hounds. This is a plus for elderly and timid dogs as well. Both areas provide enough room for dogs to stretch their legs and get their daily dose of exercise.
Since the dog park is well-lit, dog owners can bring their dogs for some off-leash fun during the evenings as well as throughout the day. The park's surface is grassy, and there are large oak trees growing along the edges of the off-leash areas. However, since there aren’t many trees elsewhere, there isn’t much shade. Although there are benches for owners to relax on, they are not sheltered so keep that in mind before choosing to visit the park on a hot or a rainy day.
On the plus side, there are drinking fountains and lots of buckets with water for dogs to enjoy. Free waste bag dispensers are also available, so please make sure to clean up after your dog if you visit to help keep this park clean and poop-free. In addition to the off-leash areas, there are lots of trails that run through the park that owners can take their canine companions on as long as they are leashed.