Dog Park

The Dog Park is closed due to COVID-19. Click here for the full list of Recreation & Park closures. 

City of Fremont facilities remain closed through May 31, 2020. This aligns with the April 29, 2020, Shelter In Place Order, issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department, in coordination with six bay area counties and the City of Berkeley, announced for residents in the Bay Area to stay home through May 31, 2020 to help slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Given some of the updated regulations in the new Order, the City will continue to publish regular updates for the community.

Central Park Dog Park

The Central Park Dog Park is located adjacent to the Fremont Animal Shelter with access off Stevenson Boulevard. The Park has two turfed areas - 1.2 acres with artificial turf and lighting for large dogs over 14 inches in height at the shoulders, and a smaller .02 acre area with natural grass for dogs 14 inches and under at the shoulders. Both areas have a double gate entry to the turf areas that were designed for the convenience of dog owners and the security of their pets.

Other park amenities include:

  • Benches
  • Shade structures
  • Drinking fountains for both dogs and owners


During an emergency, please dial 911. To report non-emergency, dangerous, or vicious dog problems, please call Animal Services at 510-790-6633.

Non-Emergency Dog Park problems

To report other non-emergency dog park problems, please call the Central Park Visitor Services Center at 510-790-5541.

Dog Park Rules

  • Dogs must be legally licensed and vaccinated, and shall wear a visible dog license (FMC 3-5700 and 3-5707)
  • An adult (18 or over) must accompany dog(s) inside the park at all times and carry a leash in hand for each dog. (Limit two dogs per adult.)
  • Children 8 years and under are not allowed in the off-leash dog area; children 9-15 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs must be leashed when outside the dog park area (FMC 3-7209)
  • Dangerous or vicious dogs are not allowed (FMC 3-5100(10))
  • Dogs in heat or under four (4) months of age are not allowed
  • Place your dog off leash in the transition area before entering the unleashed area. Some dogs feel threatened if they are leashed in the presence of unleashed dogs
  • Dogs must be leashed when outside the dog park area (FMC 3-7209)
  • Dogs must be under the voice control of their handler and in view of their handler at all times
  • For the safety of your dog(s) and other park visitors, chock, prong (pinch) and spike collars are strictly prohibited
  • Dog owners must clean up after their dogs (FMC 3-5300(5)(6)(7))
  • Please do not bring human food, dog food, or long-lasting chews into the park. Small dog treats are permitted
  • No animals other than dogs are permitted in the area
  • Owners are requested to self-police the area and use the park at their own risk
  • Please refrain from smoking inside the Dog Park to protect the synthetic turf
  • Park is subject to closure due to maintenance and/or special events
  • The City of Fremont is not responsible for injury or illness to dogs or their owners
  • Failure to comply with posted rules may result in a citation, expulsion, or arrest (FMC 3-7204(B)(C))