As we get closer to the warmer weather and the first day of Spring, your four-legged friends will be looking forward to spending more time outdoors! Here’s a list of some of the best dog parks for your furry family members to roam in the Reno/Sparks area.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

By far the largest public park in the Reno/Sparks region at 580 acres, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park has much to offer not only for dogs, but for the entire family as well. Located just minutes from the University of Nevada, Reno, this park boasts a massive off-leash area perfect for your dogs to socialize and play. Aside from the dog park Rancho has picnic areas, miles of hiking trails, a disc golf course, and much more. The park is known for hosting fantastic events including the annual Great Reno Balloon Race.

Sparks Marina Dog Park

If you wish to live in the city of Sparks, look no further than Sparks Marina Dog Park for your pet’s exercise needs. This park is even better if your dog enjoys splashing around in the water, as it circles around the entirety of the marina. Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise at this pretty, fenced dog park, though be careful as some smaller dogs have been able to get through the fencing.

Biggest Little Dog Park

Placed in the heart of downtown Reno, the Biggest Little Dog Park is Reno’s newest dog park. If you live or work in the Midtown or Downtown area, this park is perfect for your dog to stretch its legs and get some much-needed sunshine. Aside from being centrally located, this park stands out with its separate play areas for big and small dogs. The park is planning to expand and include additional amenities by the end of this year.

Link Piazzo Dog Park

If your furry friend isn’t keen on being on a leash, look no further than Link Piazzo Dog Park. This fantastic park is nestled within the rolling hills of Hidden Valley Regional Park. Like the Biggest Little Dog Park, Link Piazzo Park also includes separate areas for bigger and smaller dogs to play. The park is also fenced, so you shouldn’t have to worry much about your dog breaking free.


Bijou Dog Park

Want to get out of town for the day? Check out Bijou Dog Park, located just minutes from South Lake Tahoe. For higher energy dogs, this park offers a complete agility course. In the colder months of the year, it's a great park for pups who enjoy racing around in the snow! When you’re done at the park, head over to Kiva Beach, a well-known local’s favorite beach that is also pet friendly.

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