Pooch-Friendly Menlo Park and Beyond
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.