Healdsburg's Dog Friendly and Free Range Parks

Dog Friendly Parks

Healdsburg is easily one of the most dog friendly places on earth! More pets are adopted here than you can imagine. Simply stroll down our streets and when you come across one of our neighbors walking their pup, ask them, “Where’d you get this little rascal?” More often than not, you’ll hear he or she “is a rescue!”

People love dogs around here and adopting loving critters is simply a way of life for us! So, it’s no surprise that we provide such ample space for them to discover, roam, swim or catch wild frisbees! (they always catch and release)

All parks within Healdsburg’s city limits are dog-friendly parks, though in most you have to keep your pup on a leash.

However, if you want to let Rover run free, there are three parks in Healdsburg (listed below) where both little pups and big dogs rule. Two have fenced-in areas – in case your rascal listens like a teenager – and one is a hidden spot only locals know about where there’s total free range access for your canine accomplice to wander, discover, run free – or even take a dip (‘water dogs’ are most welcome).

So, if you need to let your pup run free or just roll around all rascally in some tall grass, Healdsburg’s got you covered like a herd of hounds on a country porch!

Always remember to read your park’s signs, obey any leash requirements and bring a few baggies (in case spot squats).

Now go have some fun rollin’ around on the grass!


* Some events are seasonal, so check our “Happenings” calendar for more information, and other events!

Badger Park

Badger Park offers a nicely fenced “free range” (off-leash) area for small dogs under 17″ tall.

There are also park benches, picnic tables, water stations, an information kiosk, and shaded areas. Pups are allowed in the larger meadow area, however a leash is required.

750 Heron Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Mon-Sun 7AM-10PM

Villa Dog Park

Villa Dog Park is a 1.5 acre enclosed park that’s mainly covered in wood chips. Plenty of seating, tennis balls for playing fetch, watering facilities and lots of shade trees. Occasionally, the scent of eucalyptus fills the air. Puppies are free to roam and play off leash in this lovely park located on Fitch Mountain, which also has a nearby trail if you want to stretch your legs.

908 Chanticleer Way *
Healdsburg, CA 95448
* near 1142 N Fitch Mountain Rd

Mon-Sun 6AM–9PM

Riverwalk Trail

The Riverwalk Trail begins at Badger Park’s southeast corner and it’s a place where Fido and Fidette can run free. And if they’re water dogs, they can rescue some of your expertly launched sticks from the Russian River.

Riverwalk Trail begins right after the children’s playground as you walk from the Badger Park parking lot.

750 Heron Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Mon-Sun 7AM-10PM

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