About the Park

The Laguna Beach Dog Park is over two acres of grassy expanse tucked between the hills of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the Aliso/Wood Canyons Regional Wilderness Park in Laguna Beach, California. Each week, hundreds of dogs and their owners visit this beautiful park, where leashes come off and dogs run free.

Laguna Beach Dog Park History

Established on October 17, 1992, the Laguna Beach Dog park was the first dog park in Orange County and one of the few in Southern California at that time. The creation of the park was developed by Laguna Beach officials, GTE Telephone Operations, who originally owned the land, and RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends), as well as a volunteer group that works with the city animal shelter. The Dog Park is owned, operated and maintained by the City of Laguna Beach.

Our Mission

  • Preserve and enhance a safe and enjoyable dog park
  • Promote responsible dog ownership
  • Be an ambassador for the dog park

FLBDP Board of Directors

Friends of Laguna Beach has a member-elected board of directors.

Charlotte Bloom

Cindy Hudson

Steve Osterberg

Cindy Waldman

Lucy Wojskowicz

Who We Are

Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park is a California non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Laguna Beach Dog Park, which is owned, operated and maintained by the City of Laguna Beach.

FLBDP was formed in June 2005 when a group of loyal dog park patrons became concerned about the City’s consideration of taking the northern portion of the dog park for use as a skate park. We saw that dog park lovers needed a common voice to air our concerns before the City Council and keep the dog park’s “pawprint” intact. Our efforts were rewarded in February 2006 when the City Council removed the dog park from consideration as a skate park location. The experience of nearly losing a portion of our park taught us that the dog park needs advocates.





Our ongoing mission is to maintain the integrity of the dog park and help the City understand how much it is valued by the community so that it remains a resource for years to come; to work with the City to make improvements to the park based on the needs and suggestions of its patrons; and to facilitate communications between park patrons and the City whenever any particular concerns need to be addressed.

Park Improvements & Ongoing Efforts