Travelling with your dog? There’s plenty of places to let them run free, while keeping them safe in Palm Springs and area. We visited each of these parks to see what they offer for both yo and your canine companion.
Each park has a special 2-door gate so dogs can’t slip out. They’re all fully fenced and all have separate large and small dog play areas with weight limits noted on the gates.
In each of these parks you can also expect to find cleanup tools for scooping poop, including bags, plus lots of water.
Palm Springs Off Leash Park
Behind Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
This smaller off leash park is fully fenced, and features a looping walkway around the perimeter. With bone-shaped benches plus shaded awnings and picnic tables and plastic lawn chairs to sit on there’s plenty of places for the humans to sit and watch the dogs enjoy themselves.
There’s lots of grass, a big sandy area in the middle, plus trees and plenty of garbage cans to help keep the space clean.
Here you can choose a play area for larger dogs, or a separate one for small pups.
Rancho Mirage Off Leash Dog Park
Key Largo Avenue, Rancho Mirage
One of the nicest off leash parks in the Coachella Valley (secretly our favourite!), the Rancho Mirage Off Leash Dog Park was built in the north end of Rancho at a cost of nearly $2 million. The 4.5 acre park opened its gates in 2016 and features a huge amount of space and some nice touches like silhouetted dogs decorating the fence, bone-style benches, wide sidewalks, leash hangers, and huge water dishes to refresh thirsty dogs.
Shady areas provide cover for both pets and humans and there’s usually a lot of dogs to play with here.
Palm Desert Off Leash Dog Park
Behind Palm Desert Civic Centre, 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert
This park is also worth a trip if you aren’t already in PD. It’s also on the smaller side but it’s well kept, grassy and tree-lined and comes in at favourite number two for us. With grassy areas, plus some pebbly portions, there’s not a huge variety of terrain, but there are a few places to sit in the shade. Water dishes and a fountain make it easy to keep your dog cool and hydrated.
There’s also dozens of balls here for dogs to use during their visit. Are they donated by the city, or left for sharing by dog owners? We don’t know, but many of the pets here were taking advantage of them.
Other Off Leash areas:
Cahuilla Hills Park
From Highway 111, make a right on the western end of El Paseo, then turn right on Painters Path. The road curves to the left and becomes edge Hill Drive. Parking is available on the left-hand side.
Homme Adams Park
72500 Thrush Road, in Palm Desert. Not fenced.