The 3 Best Dog Parks in Stockton

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Written by Emilio Brown

Updated: January 24, 2023

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Stockton is a large city with parks, a zoo, and museums to enjoy. If you have a dog in the city, there are also a few dog parks great for exercising your pup. In Stockton and other California cities, dog parks are the best places to go so your dog can have a safe area to play off-leash. Off-leash areas are also perfect places for your dog to meet new friends.

Your dog should be well trained and fully vaccinated with current shots before going to any dog park. Along with that, you should follow the rules of the dog park you visit, which are posted outside of the off-leash area. Here are a few rules common in dog parks that you should follow when visiting;

  • Dogs must be supervised by the owner 
  • NO sick or in-heat dogs 
  • Food and alcohol are banned in the dog park 
  • Pick up after your dog 
  • No children in the dog park 
  • All dogs should be licensed and fully vaccinated 
  • No smoking in the dog park 

Stockton dog parks may have different rules. It is always best to check the rules of the dog park you are visiting before entering. Let’s take a look at the 3 best dog parks in Stockton. If living in the city, or passing by, your dog will enjoy some of these parks. From agility structures to fire hydrants and large fields for your dog to play in, every dog park has something fun to offer.

1. Weston Park Dog Area

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Weston Park Dog Park is one large field for all dogs to play in.


Weston Park Dog Area
Location 3600 EWS Woods Blvd, Stockton, CA, US, 95206
Hours 6 AM-9:30 PM
Price Free 

Located in the Weston Ranch neighborhood in Stockton, Weston Dog Park is an off-leash area for all dogs to play. There is no separate area for smaller dogs, so be sure your dog can play with breeds of all sizes. Weston Dog Park is secured with a fence and double-gated entrance. The dog park is open to let your dog get out all its energy. It also has a natural grass surfacing. Poop bags are not provided, but there are water fountains in the park.

This dog park is located in Paul E. Weston Park, which also has baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and paths great for going on a leashed walk. A simple dog park, this area is great for playing games like fetch.

2. Michael Faklis Park

Michael Faklis Park
Location 5250 Cosumnes Dr, Stockton, CA 95219
Hours Open 24 Hours
Price Free 

In the heart of the neighborhood of Spanos in Stockton California, Michael Faklis Park is a fun neighborhood attraction with a not-so-known off-leash area. Along with the dog park, there are picnic areas, sports courts, and walking paths at this park. Michael Faklis Dog Park has two areas to keep large and small dogs separate. The entrance has a double gate, and the off-leash area is in a secluded corner of the park.

The grass is well kept, and there is also sandy surfacing in the dog park. Benches are in the area for watching your dog play. When visiting this dog park, you should bring water and poop bags. The area is very open, but there is a lack of large shade in the area.

3. Barkleyville Dog Park

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Barkleyville Dog Park has an area filled with different agility structures for your pup.

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Barkleyville Dog Park
Location 5505 Feather River Dr, Stockton, CA 95219
Hours 6 AM-9 PM
Price Free 

Barkleyville Dog Park is a 4-acre off-leash area. This dog park is one of the best in Stockton because of its size, and it is separated into three areas. One section is for dogs smaller than 20 lbs., another section is for larger breeds, and the third section at this dog park has agility structures like tunnels, A-frames, ramps, and bars for dogs to test their physicality. The open space and different structures at the park make it great stimulation for high-energy dogs.

When going to this dog park, you should bring water for yourself and your pup. Poop bags are provided at the dog park. This Stockton off-leash park is well-maintained and great because of the variety of things it has for dogs.

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Spiders, snakes, and lizards are my favorite types of animals, and I enjoy keeping some species as pets. I love learning about the various wonders nature has to offer and have been a writer for 5 years. In my spare time, you can find me getting out into nature.

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