6565 Alicante Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009
8am until 10pm daily
- Two Acres of Fenced, Off-Leash Areas
- Human & Doggie Drinking Fountains
- Dog Waste Bag Stations
- Off-Leash Training Allowed
- Separate Small & Large Dog Areas
- Five Training Obstacles
- Obedience Training, Agility Classes & Even Dog Birthday Parties
Official Sites & Info
Alga Norte Community Park
Alga Norte Dog Park is located in the brand new Community Park in North County San Diego in Carlsbad, CA. This new park features a state of the art aquatic center, San Diego County’s largest skate park, three ball fields, basketball courts, and picnic areas with barbeques.
The dog park itself is divided into three areas all that are double gated for extra protection. The sections are allocated for dogs under 35lbs, dogs over 35lbs and a park specified for training purposes. The park is covered with a wood chip type mulch/bark and does not have any grass or dirt. The large dog park has five different obstacles / play equipment for the dogs; a pole with three adjustable height markers for dogs to jump over, a tunnel to crawl through, an incline/decline platform to climb over, platform to jump up on and three hoops to jump through. Dog training classes are even available here – visit the official site for more info.
Both the large and small dog parks have water fountains for both people and dogs, and there are several dog bag stations and trashcans located throughout the parks for easy disposal. There is a large shaded awning that partially hangs over both the large and small parks with benches for people to sit on underneath. The rest of the park doesn’t offer much shade, and it can get pretty warm during the summer months, so be cautious of taking your pup during the middle of the day. Alga Norte Dog Park is very clean and well maintained and approximately 3 times larger than the existing dog park located in Carlsbad.
Dog Park Features & Rules
The entrance to Alga Norte Community Park is located on Alicante Road, but the dog park actually butts up to the intersections of that road and Poinsettia Lane in Carlsbad, California. If you have ever visited parks in nearby San Diego, you may find may of the rules here similar as they do come from San Diego County laws.
This new park is very well-kept and offers unique dog training obstacles and everyone loves to try out. These make for a lot of fun and some great exercise for your canine friend. Between the obstacles there is a lot of open space for them to run around or to learn tricks.
There are separate areas for large and small dogs. Each of these are fenced and allow for off-leash usage. You’ll also find that there is a double-gated entrance to each enclosure to help ensure that dogs cannot run out when someone is entering or leaving. Take note of the weight limits for your pet to figure out which area you should enter – above 35 pounds for large dogs and under for small dogs.
Dog Training Obstacles & Other Facilities
The main attraction for this new dog park is the series of training obstacles that includes a crawling tunnel, double-sided climbing ramp (pictured above), jumping rings, adjustable height jumping post and a sitting / trick platform. You’ll note the beauty here compared with the grounds of other parks. Numerous dog waste stations can be found and there are even dual water drinking fountains for both humans and canines. For owners that are trying to teach their dog tricks or train them for some type of show, this is a great place to go to practice, but it can also be excellent exercise and fun for everyone.
There are often a wide variety of breeds found here that can be found playing and conversing with each other, making this a good place to go when you are looking to build social skills for your pet. You’ll sometimes even find handicapped or injured dogs here that are in rehabilitation, since the obstacles at the park are ideal for this type of strength and muscle-building training.
The one big drawback to Alga Norte is that you won’t find much in the way of shade except for one area that stretches between both the small and large dog enclosure, but this area is quite nice and offers picnic table benches for your comfort while your pet plays. Make sure you check out the giant “Dog Park” dog bone here and snap a picture with it and your pooch!