Hellyer Dog Park

Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA
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Days Closed:
$6 parking fee in the main lot (or $70 a year); free if willing to walk from Tuers park
Park Size:
2 acres
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The fenced off leash dog area was renovated in late 2007.  For free parking with a bit of a walk take Yerba Buena Ave exit west off 101, Left on McLaughlin Ave which will become Tuers Rd (park on Tuers and there is a trail to the dog park).

The county park is a total of 205 acre and dogs may enjoy the rest of the park on leash.

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Jadelynn's picture
Largest Dog Park in the County

My Basenji, Daphne, loves this giant park to run and play with her best buddies.

Visitor's picture
Lots of Room to Romp

Took my dog to this park today. It's unlike other newer renovated parks we've been to, the fence and the gates looked old but it's not too shabby. There are ample parking if you're willing to pay $6 since it's part of Hellyer Park. There is free parking if you are willing to walk about a half mile.

Inside the dog park there's a dirt path and a spacious grassy area. Since it's real grass, there are telltale signs of holes that were dug by some dogs. But I think most owners fill those holes back again when they leave. There are two picnic tables, a bench under a tree and a couple of plastic chairs in different places. Some areas have shade because of the big trees. The drinking area has good running water but the water containers were filthy and broken. I had to replace the water in those containers because they were full of muck and doggy drool. It looks like the city can't spare new, clean water containers. I'm thinking of bringing some plastic pails to replace those when we get back.

Overall, my dog loves it. The place feels rugged and not too clean and sterile-looking. It's like going to the farm or ranch. There were a good number of dogs when we got there this afternoon. So my dog got to socialize and exercise with different types of dogs, small and larger ones. And that's what makes going to the dog park worth it. So if you like going to a rugged dog park like this, go check it out.