Need some fresh air and exercise with your crazy canine? Check out the best dog parks in all of Albuquerque.
Are you and your pup both getting a little stir crazy being stuck inside all the time? At some point, you just need to take your dog and enjoy the great outdoors for a little fresh air and sunshine. And whether you're looking for exercise you can both do together, or if you'd rather sit and watch while you're crazy canine runs off all their extra energy... We've got the solution for you. Dog parks!
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is full of wonderful dog parks in off-leash areas where your precious pooch can run and roam freely. You may not even realize just how many amazing dog parks there are around this wonderful city. And with that sunny, dry weather, you can enjoy being outdoors with your dog most of the year.
Check out our list below to find out what each dog park has to offer you and your pup. We'll give you a little inside information and review of each. That way, you'll know what you're getting into before you even visit.
Looking for more dog-friendly activities to do in Albuquerque, NM? Albuquerque has tons of excellent, pet-friendly restaurants and breweries to choose from. Not only will these places offer you and your pup a spot to sit on their pet-friendly outdoor patios, but they will welcome your dog with open arms. Some places will even give your dog their own water bowl or special doggie treats.
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Now, if you're ready to enjoy the great outdoors, let's get on to this list.
The 10 Best Parks, Dog Parks, and Off-Leash Areas in Albuquerque, NM:
- Bud Warren and Lady Dog Park
- Cabezon Park
- Cottonwood Mall Dog Park
- Los Altos Park
- Mesa Del Sol Dog Park
- North Domingo Baca Dog Park
- Rio Grande Triangle Park
- Rio Rancho Sports Complex and Dog Park
- Rio Vista Park and Dog Park
- Skyline Dog Park
Bud Warren and Lady Dog Park — 10001 Universe Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 82114
Bud Warren and Lady Dog Park is a two-and-a-half acre off-leash dog park that is fully fenced-in. They even have separate sections for small dogs and large dogs. There is tons of room for your pup to run and play freely. And not only will you find water stations and weigh stations here. But this dog park has canine agility equipment and obstacles that will keep your dog physically and mentally entertained for hours.
Cabezon Park — 2307 Cabezon Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Cabezon Park is a beautiful dog-friendly park with 13 acres of lush green grass. Your pup is welcome to roam around with you as long as they remain on-leash. And you can enjoy the walking paths, bbq grills, picnic pavilions, and children's playground. There's a little something here for the entire family to enjoy.
Cottonwood Mall Dog Park — 10000 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Cottonwood Mall Dog Park is actually a dog park at a mall. "The dog park at Cottonwood features agility courses and areas for small or large dogs in addition to single dog runs." It is located outdoors right near the Homelife Furniture entrance. This dog park provides canine agility equipment, and it has separate sections for small and large dogs.
Los Altos Park — 10100 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Los Altos Park is another dog-friendly park in Albuquerque. This park offers a skate park, benches, tables, picnic pavilions, and bleachers. It is also right next to Los Altos swimming pool and softball complex. And of course, this park has its very own fenced-in dog park. It is separated into two sections. One area is for the small dogs, and one area is for the big dogs. Just keep in mind that there is no water provided here, so you will want to bring your own water and bowl to keep your pup hydrated.
Mesa Del Sol Dog Park — 5700 University W Blvd SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Mesa Del Sol Dog Park is a large and very grassy dog park where pups can run around freely and off-leash. There are water stations, weigh stations, benches, and covered picnic tables. There is more than enough room for all of the dogs to run and play together.
North Domingo Baca Dog Park — 7520 Corona Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
North Domingo Baca Dog Park is a fully fenced-in, off leash dog park. This park has lights for the evening, and is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. The ground covering here is wood chips, which is soft and comfortable for dogs to run around on. There's plenty of room at this dog park for all dogs to play together or separately. And there are two separate sections for small and large dogs to have their own space. You will find water stations and waste stations. And a great view of the mountains off in the distance.
Rio Grande Triangle Park — 1451 Kit Carson Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Rio Grande Triangle Park is a fully fenced-in off-leash dog park with shade trees, benches, waste stations, and water stations. There is sand and turf grass as the ground covering. There are sidewalks, so you can take your pup for a stroll around the park. This park is always clean and well-maintained, and there are kiddie pools, so that dogs can splash, drink, and stay cool.
Rio Rancho Sports Complex and Dog Park — 3501 High Resort Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Rio Rancho Sports Complex and Dog Park is a great place for the whole family to enjoy together. This sports complex offers quite a bit. It has 78.5 acres, baseball and softball fields, drinking fountains, walking paths, shade structures, playgrounds, a dog park, tennis courts, and picnic tables. Dogs can play around off-leash inside of the fenced-in dog park. But they must remain on-leash throughout the rest of the sports complex.
Rio Vista Park and Dog Park — 1650 Riverside Dr. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Rio Vista Park and Dog Park is another great dog park located within a public park. Rio Vista Park offers barbecue grills, picnic tables, a skate park, basketball courts, a children's playground, shade trees, and walking paths. Plus, of course, a dog park! Dogs are free to run around off-leash inside of the fully fenced-in area. But you can also take them for a stroll around the walking paths on-leash.
Skyline Dog Park — 12700 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Skyline Dog Park is an off-leash, fully fenced-in dog park that is right at the base of a mountain. Not only will you get to enjoy the gorgeous mountain views, but this park has plenty of parking, comfortable wood chip ground covering, water stations, waste stations, benches, and sometimes there are even leftover doggy toys. This is a great spot to let your pup run around while you take in the views.
Dog Parks of Albuquerque
It's amazing to see just how many wonderful dog parks, off-leash areas, and dog-friendly public parks there are all throughout the city of Albuquerque. And with the beautiful scenery of mountains and sunshine, who wouldn't want to spend some much-needed outdoor time with their precious pup?
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