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Our Upcoming Events
Dog Friendly Parks
Parks and Recreation wants your dog to Come Out and Play the OPR Way!
Oakland Parks and Recreation has 5 fenced Dog Play Areas where canines can run free, play and meet new friends and several dog friendly parks. Before heading out for fun with Fido, please review the Dog Play Area Rules. The following list of parks allowing dogs are available to you and your pet.
Dog Play Area Hours: Unless posted, Dog Play Area hours of operation follow park hours.
Dogs Allowed On-Leash Dogs Allowed Off-Leash
Athol Park Estuary Park
Dimond Park Glen Daniel/King Estates
Eastshore Park Park Boulevard Plaza
Grove Shafter Park South Prescott Park
Jefferson Square Park
Joaquin Miller Park, excluding the amphitheater Fenced Dog Play Areas
Knowland Park, east of Golf Links Road Grove Shafter Dog Play Area
Lakeside Park Hardy Park Dog Play Area
Leona Park, east of Mountain Boulevard Jefferson Park Dog Play Area
Mandana Plaza Joaquin Miller Dog Play Area
Montclair Railroad Trail Mosswood Park Dog Play Area
Oak Glen Park
Pine Knoll Park
Union Point Park
Per Oakland Municiple Code 6.04.080 Dogs at Large In Parks; dogs are prohibited in all Oakland parks except as listed above
Events and Activities
Valentine’s Day Pet Photos
On Saturday, February 14, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Oakland Parks & Recreation (OPR) is partnering with Paws & Claws and Soulful Pet Photography to provide an opportunity to celebrate Valentines with your pet. Hurry and reserve your portrait time on Valentine’s Day. Participants will receive a beautiful mounted photo of their best friend taken by a professional photographer. The photo project is a fundraiser to benefit OPR’s dog programs. Session cost is $45.
PAWFEST 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! THANK YOU ALL THAT CAME OUT !
Dogs and people had a wonderful day in Dimond Park. Lots of informational booths helped everyone understand how the changes in Oakland Parks will allow their dogs and their families to be good citizens in our city parks.
PAWFEST Shirts are now available that have the entire list of parks to explore with your dogs! Shirts can be purchased at Dimond Rec Center & Paws and Claws Pet Store for $15.00. All proceeds go to our Friends of Oakland Parks and Rec Non Profit account to be used for future OPR DOG programs, events and trainings in all our OPR Dog Play areas.