Are you and your furry friend starting to get cabin fever? Like many dog owners at the moment, you may be itching to get outside into the fresh air, but the same pathways, neighborhoods, and streets for your morning and evening walks are getting a little boring.

It’s time to shake up your routine and find a new place where both you and your dog can enjoy new scenery, off-leash play, and some socially distanced socializing. It’s time to head out to a local dog park. Here are four possible options to consider—two a five-minute drive away and two a fifteen-minute drive away.

La Palma Dog Park

Looking for a nice morning stroll with your pooch that ends in a great dog park perfect for some solid rounds of fetch and frisbee? Then grab your water bottle, leash, and doggie waste bags and enjoy a leisurely one-and-a-half-mile walk to La Palma Dog Park. This park features a fenced perimeter and has separate areas for large and small dogs to play and socialize with pooches their own size. There are also plenty of shade trees for their humans to relax under.

Fullerton Pooch Park

Want to get in a solid run with your dog this weekend? Consider heading out to the Fullerton Pooch Park. A 2.3-mile city run from Highland Pinetree will lead you to a park just perfect for tossing some tennis balls. Located on the north side of Pacific Drive Elementary, the dog park features separate fenced playgrounds for both large and small pups and a wood chip area for dogs of all sizes.

Wildcatters Dog Park

Recently renovated, Wildcatters Dog Park is a great option for some pooch-filled fun in the grass and sun. Just a 15-minute drive away, this park has amenities for you and your dog. For you, there are benches located under shade trees, picnic tables, and dog waste cleanup stations (although the city is not providing waste bags at this time). For your dog, there are pedestal drinking fountains with attached dog bowls, grass turf, and lots of friendly canine friends!

Olive Hill Dog Park

This fun dog park is just a 15-minute drive from home. Olive Hill Dog Park offers separate areas for large and small dogs, a walking/jogging path, agility equipment, benches, and native plants. Situated next to six public tennis courts, this is a great place for the whole family to visit. While some walk and watch the puppy play, the others can practice their tennis skills.

Cure the cabin fever you and your pup are feeling and find some new adventures and maybe even new friends at some of our area’s most popular dog parks.