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Recreation Dog Park
5201 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90803

Long Beach's first dog park opened in 1996. It is located in an area between an 18-hole golf course and the FlyMore Casting Pond. It has since doubled in size because of its popularity. The park has watering stations, benches and tables and lots of space for dogs to run inside two separate fenced areas -- one for big dogs and the other for small ones. Bags and pooper-scoops are available. The park is lighted at night. Parking is limited, though, and its adjacent gravel lot can fill up quickly on weekends.

Here are the park rules:

  • Each dog must be under the control of an adult.
  • Only one dog per adult is permitted.
  • The dog must be under visual and voice control at all times.
  • Pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in provided containers.
  • Dogs must be older than 4 months, vaccinated and licensed.
  • Puppies younger than 4 months are not permitted for their and other dogs' protection.
  • Owners must have a leash. Dogs shall be on leashes whenever outside Dog Park/Zones.
  • No aggressive dogs.
  • Dog owners are legally responsible for injuries caused by their dog.
  • Professional dog trainers/handlers are not permitted to use the facility for instruction.
  • No female dogs in heat.
  • All dogs must wear a collar with current tags.
  • No spiked collars; they can hurt other dogs.
  • No food – human or dog – of any kind.
  • Owners shall provide drinking water for their dogs as needed.
  • Children must be supervised by adults.
  • Children are not permitted to run, shout, scream, wave arms or excite or antagonize dogs.