San Jose loves dogs and technology, so it’s no surprise there are lots of off leash parks around town—and a tech celebrity sighting, too. Whether you’re a local, a visitor, or just passing through, you won’t want to miss these top rated parks.
Click on the parks in the map below for more info on the parks, and scroll down for Instagram photos of each park!
Top 7 Dog Parks in San Jose
- Butcher Park
- Del Monte Park
- Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park
- Watson Dog Park
- Saratoga Creek Dog Park
- Miyuki Dog Park
- Discovery Dog Park
1. Butcher Park
1782 Lancaster Dr, San Jose, CA 95124 | map
Butcher Park has all your favorite dog park features, like secure double gates, fenced small dog play area, and human restrooms too.
“The park is noted for its lively and dedicated patrons who work together with park staff to keep Butcher Dog Park at its best.” – City of San Jose
Hey, it’s nice enough for Steve Wozniak‘s dog!
820 Auzerais Ave San Jose, CA 95126 | map
A sunny downtown park with running water and restrooms. Del Monte features well-maintained turf to keep paws clean.
Golden Oak Way & McAbee Rd San Jose, CA 95120 | map
Fontana Dog Park is surrounded by woods and trails, so you can have a bit of a hike before or after your dog park run. Fresh water and a small dog fenced area are available.
Jackson Avenue & 22nd Street San Jose, CA 95112 | map
Watson is part of a larger park, so there’s a restroom and parking available.
5399 Graves Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 | map
Saratoga Creek has a mix of astroturf and bare dirt. Fountains and shade make this a great spot in warm weather.
6. Miyuki Dog Park
Miyuki Drive off Santa Teresa Blvd | maps
Miyuki Dog Park was the first official dog park in San Jose. Bring water, as water access is limited.
7. Discovery Dog Park
400 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95110 | map
This petite park is a shady downtown dog oasis that makes the most of a little-used urban landscape. The long, skinny, fenced park is surrounded by shade trees, and has dog water fountains to quench puppy thirst after a long morning of fetch.
Don’t feel guilty if you can’t find the time to exercise your pup sufficiently if you’re in Toronto. There are plenty of local dog walkers you can hire to take your four-legged friend out and about!