East Bay Dog Parks and Outdoor areas
There are many dog parks in the East San Francisco Bay Area. This includes the cities of Oakland, Piedmont, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Richmond, Concord, Danville, Clayton, San Ramon and the Contra Costa and Alameda counties. It took many years to get these parks established; see this link for the history of dog parks in Alameda City. This county includes Piedmont, Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, and Berkeley. Also, the East Bay Regional Parks allow off leash play at most of their parks in the undeveloped areas for a $2 fee. I have not listed many of these off leash areas; please let me know if you have been to any that are worth listing. Lafayette has included a dog park in its park plans as of 2009 but no location has been chosen.