Can you believe that summer is already here? With temperatures warming up, this is normally a time for us to spend lots of time outdoors with our loved ones and doggie friends at parks and other places that we enjoy. While this year’s summer is bound to be a different one due to COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations to limit large social gatherings, we wanted to highlight five of our favorite dog parks and dog-friendly places in San Bernardino County.
- Andreson Park
- It’s no surprise that Andreson Park makes our list. It is just gorgeous and has a well-maintained dog park, a playground area for young children, and picnic areas. As the first dog park in Rialto, this park has something for everyone in your family, especially our canine friends.
- Redlands Dog Park
- This dog park makes the list of one of our favorite parks for a number of reasons. Not only does it have ample parking but it also has separate areas for big dogs and small dogs. We also love that it has bags for you to collect your pet’s waste to help prevent it from ending up in our stormwater.
- Lake Gregory Regional Park
- Lake Gregory is one of our county’s regional parks and is located up in the San Bernardino mountains. It is considered a hidden gem and we could not agree more. It has everything for the entire household including a water slide, splash pad, hiking trails, and our favorite, a dog park. Not all of the activities at the park are open yet so be sure to check the website for updates before heading out with your family.
- Grand Terrace Dog Park
- This park opened only two years ago and it is already one of the highest-rated dog parks in the county. Park-goers often compliment the park for the large open spaces for dogs to play as well as its lovely views of the surrounding areas including the city of Colton and the mountains.
- Wildwood Dog Park
- Our last featured park is located right in San Bernardino and makes our list because it has not just one or two fenced areas. It has THREE! There are two areas for large dogs and one area for small dogs. Dog owners visiting this park will agree that the ample green spaces make this park a great place to take your dog to run off some energy and play.
Before your visit, be sure to check your park’s website or call them to find out if and when they are open. As always, when visiting the park, remember to follow park etiquette rules such as keeping a close eye on your dog, not bringing food into the area, and picking up after your dog. We have momentarily paused sending canisters out to SBC residents but you can always order yours ahead of time here for free.
Do you have any favorite places to take your dogs? Let us know in the comments below!