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5 Amazing Off-Leash Dog Parks in Reno, NV That You Can Visit Today!

Gregory Iacono

By Gregory Iacono

English Springer Spaniel standing in field

Living in Reno, Nevada can be fantastic, especially when you have a dog in the family. Depending on where you live, the space a dog needs to play, run and do their business might not satisfy all of your dog’s needs. For that, you’ll need a dog park, preferably off-leash. Dogs love to play off-leash whenever they can, and the city of Reno helps make that happen. To help you find an off-leash dog park that fits you and your canine companion to a “T,” we present the following five amazing off-leash dog parks in Reno, NV! Read on to see all the parks’ options, open times, fees, and amenities.

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The 5 Off-Leash Dog Parks in Reno, NV

1. Link Piazzo Dog Park (inside Hidden Valley Regional Park)

🗺️ Address: 📍4740 Parkway Dr, Reno, NV 89502
🕐 Open Times: 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM 7 days a week
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash Allowed?: In the dog park only
  • A small off-leash dog park within the Hidden Valley Regional Park
  • Fenced and separated for large dogs and smaller dogs
  • Mostly grass but has some dirt and only a few trees
  • You can take your dog into Hidden Valley Regional Park but only on their leash
  • Water is provided but not waste bags

2. Off-Leash Dog Park (inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park)

🗺️ Address: 📍2398 Coleman Dr, Reno, NV 89503
🕐 Open Times: 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM, 7 days a week
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash Allowed?: In the dog park only
  • A large, multi-use pasture that’s not completely fenced, so be aware
  • Pasture is the only place in the Regional Park where dogs are allowed off-leash
  • Water and benches are available but no waste bags
  • Off-leash area is very large and allows ample room for play
  • Located at the northwest end of the Regional park
  • There’s a small pond for the dogs to cool off

3. Sparks Marina Dog Park

🗺️ Address: 📍Sparks, NV 89434
🕐 Open Times: 24/7, 365 days a year
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash Allowed?: Yes
  • A fantastic, albeit small, off-leash dog park with beach and water access for the dogs
  • Reports say that smaller dogs can get through the fence, and larger ones can swim around it
  • Many locals come with their dogs
  • There are benches on the water’s edge to relax while your dog(s) play
  • No reports of whether water or waste bags are provided

4. Virginia Lake Dog Park

🗺️ Address: 📍102 Mountain View Dr, Reno, NV 89509
🕐 Open Times: 24/7, 365 days a year
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash Allowed?: Yes
  • Well-equipped off-leash dog park that’s next to (not on) a lake
  • Separate, fenced-in sides for big and small dogs
  • Waste bags are provided but not water
  • Agility equipment is available for the dogs and benches for the humans
  • A good amount of shade for hot days (which is every day in Reno!) on the large dog side
  • Small dog side doesn’t have as many benches or as much shade
  • Surface of the park is gravel which might be a problem for some dogs

5. Whitaker Dog Park

🗺️ Address: 📍550 University Terrace, Reno, NV 89503
🕐 Open Times: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Tues, Sat: 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Sun: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
💲 Cost: Free
🐕 Off-Leash Allowed?: Yes
  • Located in Whitaker Park and is not shown on GPS
  • Benches and shade to stay cool, but not much else for you or your dogs
  • Picnic tables are available
  • The park offers “mutt mitt” dispensers but, just in case, bring waste bags
  • No water is provided
  • Park overlooks a freeway and is rather noisy (but the dogs don’t seem to mind)

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Did you find an off-leash dog park you think you and your 4-legged buddy might like? We hope so because there’s nothing like a day at the park with your dog, especially when they can be off-leash. There are a few other parks where dogs can go in Reno, but all of them, unfortunately, require leashes. The five we explored on our list all give your dog their freedom and allow them to play with you and other dogs without leashes getting in the way. Before closing, just a note that, in Reno, it’s always best to bring plenty of bottled water wherever you go. We wish you and your canine companion a fantastic time at whichever of the amazing off-leash dog parks in Reno, NV, you choose!

Featured Image Credit: Martin Christopher Parker, Shutterstock

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