Pooch-Friendly Menlo Park and Beyond

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You don’t have to go far to find the perfect spot to let your dog roam free, or to get the best grooming or dog toy around. Here’s a list of dog parks, dog-friendly hiking trails and pet stores/boutiques in and around Menlo Park.

DOG PARKS & DOG-FRIENDLY HIKING TRAILS

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Bayfront Park – Menlo Park

You and your on-leash pet will love this park’s mix of easy and challenging trails that feature beautiful views of the bay. 

Nealon Park – Menlo Park

Pets are welcome to play off-leash in the baseball field at Nealon Park from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Willow Oaks Dog Park – Menlo Park

Small and large dogs share the space in the enclosed dog park at Willow Oaks. The park features a double-gate entrance and grass coverage, as well as an enclosed children’s play area and tennis courts.

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve – Redwood City

Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the designated off-leash area. Be careful, though, there’s no fence.

Shore Dogs Park – Redwood City

This is a completely fenced, off-leash dog park with a double-gated entrance and separate areas for large and small dogs. Benches, drinking water for dogs and doggie waste bags/dispensers are available.

Stafford Park – Redwood City

Play a game of Frisbee on the well-kept lawn or simply take a stroll. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash in the designated areas of this park.

Baylands Nature Preserve – Palo Alto

Take your dog on-leash (unless posted otherwise) throughout this 1,940-acre preserve – one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay.

Foothill Park – Palo Alto

Bring your pet with you to play on-leash at this wonderful public park. Note: Pets are welcome on weekdays only.

Hoover Dog Park – Palo Alto

Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this dog park, which includes drinking water, trees, gravel, and a separate area for small dogs.

Mitchell Park – Palo Alto

If you’d like to play with your dog off-leash, venture toward the south side of the park behind Spangler School.

Pearson Arastradero Preserve – Palo Alto

Bring your pet on-leash as you hit the trails of this beautiful preservation area.

 

PET BOUTIQUES & SUPPLIES

The Pet Place – Menlo Park

Owned by lifelong Menlo Park residents Lynn and Marc Macy, The Pet Place is a top-rated, award-winning, local and independent, full-line pet supply store. It features a broad stock of supplies for dogs, cats and more, plus weekend pet adoptions.

Bow Wow Meow – Menlo Park

With locations in Menlo Park, San Carlos and San Francisco, Bow Wow Meow is a pet specialties store that offers everything from kibble to cashmere, plus grooming, training and adoption clinics.

Unleashed by Petco – Menlo Park

Shop for high-quality, wag-worthy dog and cat food, toys and services at this full-service store, which also includes a self-service dog wash.

 

 
PetsSharon Green Team