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Heather Farm Dog Park

This off-leash park is located at the northern end of Heather Farm Park and features separate areas for small and large dogs, toilets, and nearby parking. It's a fantastic park for walking in and around the dog park, as well as indoors. If you're looking for a dog park, you'll find it to be one of the best in the city of East Bay.

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There are numerous advantages for pet owners and their dogs. There is a small dog area and a different area for larger dogs (and small dogs who want to play with larger dogs). There are a few shaded areas visible to visitors, but not many. However, there is some grass in the large dog area. Because there is plenty of grass in the small dog area, the larger dogs do not have to work as hard.


There are about 5 poop bag dispensers, and each one is nearly empty every time. They even received new, softer wood chips. They have two buckets of water. Some of them are filthy, so stick with the clean ones. They used cement to construct two benches and a picnic table. The ground is made of grass. Little chihuahuas can have plenty of space to run and play.


People who enjoy exercising with their dogs can walk a couple of laps or even run if they wish. After a little sweating, the shaded area can be a good place to rest. People and dogs are both friendly here.


Some Tips When Visiting the Park

  • Thursday mornings are maintenance days at the park.

  • You'll meet a wonderful group of locals who are considerate of the park and others.

  • Some owners are less vigilant, and some dogs will engage in loud, distracting, or aggressive behavior.


They also have a lovely playground. The flooring is somewhat lined. The playground is enormous, with a variety of exciting slides, swings, bridges, ladders, and so on. There's also a sandpit, which kids enjoy. For slithering down grass mounds. There are numerous picnic and shade tables. The pond is beautiful, and the gardens are also enjoyable to walk through. It's a great place for both family and pets.


Amenities: Swimming at the Clarke Swim Center, pool, picnic areas, community center, equestrian center, skate park, off-leash dog park, bike paths, all ability playground, tot lots, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, nature pond, six athletic fields, toilets, Iron Horse Trail link.


NOTE: From 6:30 a.m. on Thursdays, ball fields 3-6 will be closed for maintenance. Up until 14:30 p.m. Ball fields 1 and 2 are closed for maintenance every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Up until 14:30 p.m. And it was closed from March to April for renovations.


Booking a Group Picnic Area

There are several ways to reserve and obtain a permit for a group picnic area. Picnics can be reserved up to 120 days in advance. You will not be able to book a picnic if you have more than 120 days to go. Picnic areas must also be reserved at least five days before the event date.


If your picnic date is within 120 days and more than five days away, you can check availability and make a reservation in one of four ways:


  • Online

  • In-person at the Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N San Carlos Drive (9 am-4 pm, M-F)

  • By phone at (925) 943-5858 (9am-4pm, M-F)

  • Via email at 


Dogs: Dogs may be off-leash in the dog park at the north end of the park. In all other areas of the park, dogs must be on leash. Dogs are not allowed on the ball fields.


Dog Park Hours: 

Weekdays - 7 am - 8 pm (or sunset)

Weekends & Holidays - 8 am - 8 pm (or sunset)

Closed every Tuesday from 7 am-noon, for regular maintenance.


Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek hosts the annual Art and Wine Festival. It also has baseball fields, a basketball court, a volleyball court, a soccer field, a skate park, an equestrian center, and a swimming pool where synchronized swimmers may be practicing.


One thing is for sure, this park has something for everyone. It's a lovely place with play structures that will keep your kids entertained for hours and walking trails where you can admire the natural habitat. The restrooms are reasonably clean, which is a plus for most parents.

Pleasant Hill, California is blessed with some of the area’s most interesting attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Dinosaur Hill Park

  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience

  • Sunvalley Mall

  • Briones Regional Park

  • Pleasant Oaks Park

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

  • Heather Farm Dog Park

  • Lime Ridge Open Space

  • Rodgers-Smith Park

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at 609 Gregory Lane, Suite #220 in Pleasant Hill! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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