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3 Amazing Off-Leash Dog Parks in Encinitas, CA You Can Visit Today!

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By Nicole Cosgrove

jack russell terrier at the dog park

Encinitas is a beautiful small city along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, just north of San Diego. It draws nature-lovers, surfers, and anyone interested in historic and eclectic neighborhoods, as well as cute shopping and dining areas. 

For dog owners in Encinitas, there are many places to take your dogs on long strolls on their leashes. But what if your pooch wants to get their groove on with some other dogs off leash? Encinitas proper has three dog parks that feature off-leash hours for you and your dog to enjoy—each offering lovely scenery, frequented by visitors and residents alike. 

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The 3 Off-Leash Dog Parks in Encinitas, CA

1. Encinitas View Point Park

🗺️ Address: 📍Cornish Drive and D Street Encinitas, CA
🕐 Open Times: 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-leash: Yes, from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Fenced in area for dogs
  • Grassy areas, picnic tables, and park benches available
  • Dogs must be registered with the city of Encinitas and vaccinated
  • Dogs must be well-behaved.
  • Poop bags are provided but please bring extra just in case.
  • Dogs must be leashed to and from the off-leash area

2. Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park (also known as Encinitas Dog Park)

🗺️ Address: 📍425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas CA, 92024
🕐 Open Times: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. Closed Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM for maintenance.
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-leash: Yes, from 6:00 AM  to 9:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Large, grassy area available for all dogs
  • Smaller fenced in area available for smaller and more timid dogs.
  • Benches and poop bags available
  • Paved “show circle” available for agility training and practice.
  • Beautiful scenery, clean, well-maintained.
  • Picnicking area
  • Dogs must be on leash to and from the off-leash area

3. Orpheus Dog Park

🗺️ Address: 📍482 Orpheus Avenue, Encinitas CA 92024
🕐 Open Times: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-leash: Yes, from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

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The Southern California lifestyle has always drawn people who love spending time outdoors, for very good reason. Dog owners will discover lots of recreation opportunities for themselves and their dogs in cities like Encintas. It is home to many lovely parks, and luckily for us, three of them have made off-leash play areas for dogs a priority in their design. We hope you and your canine companion enjoy some downtime at one (or all!) of them.

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