Huntington Beach, California -- Best Friend Dog
Park of Huntington
Beach provides a safe, fun place for dogs to
socialize and exercise.
is an acre and a half of land located next
to Central Park on Edwards Street. It provides
pooches the opportunity to romp and play
with their own kind. A steel fence
separates two huge pens, one for the 12" and
below "small and challenged-dog". An honor
system - "pay as you play" supports upkeep,
disposable cleanup bags and general
expenses. SEE HOTELS
THAT ACCEPT PETS
think Huntington Beach is going to the dogs,
bark "yes". Huntington Beach, California is
particularly dog friendly and it shows. There's
Dog Park, Dog Beach and Dog Dining.
Here is how
it works: When you enter, plug your money into a
meter. Bring coinage and donate it, close the
gate after you and clean up messes your dog
makes, using the blue, dispenser bags. The
Dog Park is non-profit, supported through
donations. Approximately $8,000 was used for
fencing and dog waste bags.
friends of The HB Dog Park purchased permanent
fencing for the small park but need money for
the entire area. The path to the gated dog
park is paved with names of pets. "Doggy Walk of
Fame" patrons paid $100 to cast names and paw
prints in tile.
Safe Sane Sanitary Dog Park Rules
than three (3) dogs per person are allowed in
the Dog Park at one time.
This is an off-leash only dog park. Dogs are to
be unleashed inside the entrance safety zone
before entering the park.
Enter at your own risk. Dog owners are solely
responsible for the actions of their pets and
use this facility at their own risk. The City of
Huntington Beach or the Best Friend Dog Park
Foundation are not liable for injuries to
animals or person.
Clean up after your pet and clean up after
everyone else's pet if you see it. The
maintenance of this park is entirely the
responsibility of the users and volunteers.
Children MUST remain with arms reach of a
supervising adult at ALL TIMES. This is a dog
park, not a playground. It is not fair to dog
owners to have to be aware of unsupervised
Dog scuffles and fights will occurs as part of
normal dog play and a single incident between
two dogs does not mean that a dog is
"aggressive." However, a dog that consistently
exhibits dominant aggression toward other dogs
MUST leave the park immediately without debate.
This is a judgment call by the general consensus
of people in the park at the time.
If you own a small dog and are in the large dog
side, you are risking your dog being treated as
"prey" by large dogs. Existing court cases have
ruled that owners of large dogs that injure
small dogs are NOT liable if there is a separate
area designated specifically for small dogs
Food, dog treats, sports activities, bicycles,
dog training or dogs in season are ABSOLUTELY
City of Huntington Beach / Best Friend Dog Park
In partnership to protect, preserve and improve
the Best Friend Dog Park of Huntington Beach for
the benefit of dog owners and their dogs.
History: In 1995, the City of
Huntington Beach granted the land for a Dog Park
for a three month trial. The only restriction
was that the park had to be maintained and
funded entirely by The Friends of The
Huntington Beach Dog Park and community
donations. The park opened in May of 1995.
Donations to the Dog Park are tax deductible.
Funds collected by the City go into a
separate donation account for the Dog Park.
Dog Park Hot Line: 714-536-5672 Please
make checks payable to: CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH
- DOG PARK, 2000 Main Street,
Huntington Beach, CA. 92648
Dog Beach Dog Photo