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Best Dog Parks In Orange County

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As your best friend, it's important to make sure your pup gets enough exercise and socializes with other pooches. These dog parks are some of the best in Orange County and provide clean, safe environments for your four-legged family member.

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Laguna Beach Dog Park
20672 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
(949) 497-3311

Let your dog roam freely at one of Orange County's beautiful beach communities. Founded more than 20 years ago as one of the first dog parks in the area, Laguna Beach Dog Park has set the standard for many dog parks established in OC over the years. There are about two acres of grass turf for pups to explore, a separate area for small dogs to play, water fountains, benches and shade to ensure you and your pet have a fun outing. To support the organization, you can become a member for $25 per year and donate contributions to the non-profit. 

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Wildcatters Dog Park
3450 E. Santa Fe Road
Brea, CA 92831
(714) 671-4437

Help your pup exert some extra energy at Wildcatters Dog Park so you both can have a good night's sleep. For dogs above 25 pounds, the park has a play area about the size of a football field, and for smaller dogs, 1/3 of an acre is available for them to run wild. The park is open from 7 a.m until dusk everyday except Thursdays when it's 7 a.m. until noon due to maintenance. Owners can relax on benches in the shade while watching pets play on the grass turf, and make sure dogs are hydrated with the water fountains and dog bowls offered.

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Fullerton Pooch Park
201 S. Basque Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6300

In addition to plenty of open areas for your dog to run around, the dog park hosts special events and is a great park for your dog to meet other dogs. In the past, Fullerton Pooch Park held "Winter Wonderland at Pooch Park" and a "Pooch Park Recycling Event." To stay up to date on new activities, visit here.

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Orange Dog Park
190 S. Yorba St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 744-2225

Fit for all sizes of pooches, the Orange Dog Park provides a safe place for your pet to run wild and has designated play areas for small and large pups to ensure play time is fun for everyone. Additionally, Orange Dog Park has drinking fountains for pets, plenty of parking and bags for waste. Membership for the dog park is $30 annually and may be a good way to meet fellow pet lovers and support the park. Visit to download the membership application. To keep pets and owners safe, rules are enforced at the Orange Dog Park which can be viewed here.

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Huntington Dog Beach
100 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 841-8644

Described as "One Mile of Doggy Heaven," the Huntington Dog Beach enables you and your pup to soak up some sun on the sand in a great setting. If you want to spend extra time at the beach with your pet, you can reserve an RV camping spot as well. Conveniently, hook-ups for electricity and water are available too. To learn more about the amenities offered and to make sure your camping spot is secured, call (800) 444-7275. If you don't prefer spending the night camping but want to extend the outing until the next day, you can do that as well because dog-friendly hotels are nearby such as the Hilton Waterfront Resort and Shorebreak Hotel. To help keep Huntington Dog Beach looking good, you can make donations on the website.

Related: Best Dog-Friendly Getaways In OC By Neighborhood

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at


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