Morley Field Off-Leash Dog Park in Balboa Park – Amazing Canyon Views

Morley Field Dog Park
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Address
Morely Field Dr & Alabama St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Hours
Open 24 Hours
Closed Wednesday Mornings for Maintenance
Main Features
  • Two Off-Leash Dog Fields
  • Surrounded by Florida Canyon Hiking Trails
  • Dog Waste Bag Stations
  • Beautiful Canyon Scenery
  • Abundant Parking
  • Tons of Shaded Benches

Official Site
Morley Field Dog Park

Morely Field Dog Park is located at the west end of Morely Field Sports Complex off of Alabama St and Morely Field Drive. Parking is not an issue, as it has it’s own lot with ample parking spaces. This place is a fitness enthusiasts dream as tennis courts and fitness equipment surround and are located inside the dog park.

There are two separate areas here, one large grassy field just to the north of the parking lot and one smaller grassy field to the right of the lot. There are several trashcans and dog bag stations as well as a human and dog water fountain for your convenience.

Balboa Park - Florida Canyon Trails Map

Balboa Park – Florida Canyon Trails Map

There is plenty of shade because of the large trees sprinkled throughout. The park is not fenced in on any side, so if your dog enjoys chasing squirrels or does not listen to your voice command, then this may not be the park for you or you should invest in a dog GPS tracker. Also be cautious when driving in and out of the parking lot as there may be leashed dogs walking from one field to the other.

The Florida Canyon Nature trails and other hiking trails can be found adjacent to this park and dogs are welcome along the trails, however, they must be leashed at all times. The park is open 24 hours a day, so you can visit at your own convenience. Make sure that your dog is up to date on all vaccinations and holds a current and valid dog license.

Dog Park Amenities
While there are plenty of appealing things nearby to visit, like the trails, there are some amenities specifically for your dog at this park. As with any place you visit with your pet, you should always clean up after their waste, and there is a clean-up station here to help. You’ll also find water fountains for both you and your canine friend as well as plenty of benches for relaxation while your dog runs around.

Dog Waste Clean-Up Station

Dog Waste Clean-Up Station

Shaded Benches

Shaded Benches

Water Drinking Fountain for Dogs & People

Water Drinking Fountain for Dogs & People

You can also find open areas here for you and your pooch to run around and exercise. However, please be cautious as this off-leash area is not completely fenced, so you will need to keep a close eye on your pet, maintain voice control and even consider a GPS tracker for peace of mind. One of the exercises in the Parcourse Fitness Circuit, the Body Curl (#9), is also found here, making this an appealing place for fitness fanatics that also own a dog.

Morley Field Body Curl Workout

Morley Field Body Curl Workout

Parcourse Fitness Circuit #9 Body Curl

Parcourse Fitness Circuit #9 Body Curl

Open Areas & Beautiful Shade Trees

Open Areas & Beautiful Shade Trees

You can often find many different breeds running around, playing, and interacting together at Morley Field dog park. If you bring your pet here, be sure that they play well with others, as you won’t be able to put them in a separate, fenced area for others the same size. Both large and small dogs will play together in the same field here, but you do have a choice of two different fields in case there is an unruly dog in one of them.

German Shepard at Morley Field Dog Park

German Shepard at Morley Field Dog Park

Miniature Schnauzer at Morley Field Dog Park

Miniature Schnauzer at Morley Field Dog Park

Norfolk Terrier Playing Ball

Norfolk Terrier Playing Ball

Morley Field Entrance & Rules
This dog park has a dedicated parking lot that is right next to the entrance. This is ideal for those that want to make their visit quick or want to avoid a lot of walking. At the entrance, you’ll find the rules sign, which you should look over to ensure that you don’t violate laws that can result in citations and fines.

Also note the small, green boundary sign here. These mark the beginning of the off-leash area, so you can let your dog run free as long as you are inside of those boundaries (this is important since the area isn’t fenced in). The ends of these areas are marked by red signs that look very similar, so be sure to have your leash handy if you want to explore around.

Morley Field Dog Off-Leash Area Rules Sign

Morley Field Dog Off-Leash Area Rules Sign

Morley Field Entrance & Parking Lot

Morley Field Entrance & Parking Lot

Off-Leash Area Boundary & Florida Canyon Nature Trails Signs

Off-Leash Area Boundary & Florida Canyon Nature Trails Signs

While Balboa Park is open 24 hours a day, some parking areas are closed at night, so be sure to take note of these places if you will not visit during the day. The only time that you simply won’t be able to bring your dog here is on Wednesday mornings because of regular maintenance, but you can still visit other off-leash areas in Balboa Park at those times or just take a leashed walk on the trails.

Off-Leash Area Maintenance Wednesday Mornings

Off-Leash Area Maintenance Wednesday Mornings

No Parking 10pm until 7pm

No Parking 10pm until 7pm

Balboa Park Trail Markers at Morley Field

Balboa Park Trail Markers at Morley Field

Florida Canyon Hiking Trails & Other Nearby Attractions
One of the best things about Morley Field is that it is located in Florida Canyon in Balboa Park. This means that you get some amazing hillside views from the bottom of the canyon and there are many trails here for hiking or taking leashed walks with your canine friend. For the active and adventurous, you can even try parking at the lot that overlooks Morley Field and walk with your leashed dog down the trails to reach the park.

Florida Canyon Hiking Trails Leading Down to Morley Field

Florida Canyon Hiking Trails Leading Down to Morley Field

Looking Down Trail From Morley Field

Looking Down Trail From Morley Field

Hillside Parking Lot From Morley Field

Hillside Parking Lot From Morley Field

The hiking paths make for some amazing scenery, but you can also experience this by simply visiting Morley Field Dog Park because you are sitting in the bottom of the canyon surrounded by hillsides covered in vegetation and some buildings. This area of Balboa Park is ideal for those that like exercise and athletics, as there are nearby ball fields, tennis courts, and much more.

Beautiful Hillside Views

Beautiful Hillside Views

Nearby Athletic Fields

Nearby Athletic Fields

Nearby Tennis Courts

Nearby Tennis Courts






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