Right, I go there just about every day with my Ronnie--Ronnie is that really cute brindly guy with the blue tag. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix from the San Diego Humane Society. I have had him about 5 years and he is the best dog in the whole world.
On a really hot, heat-wave type day the Grape Street is one of the coolest places in San Diego. There is a breeze that comes through Florida Canyon and if you sit in the shade it is very nice.
There are also restrooms and plenty of drinking water for people and dogs.
The Grape Street Dog Park is located at 28th and Grape Street in San Diego, however, it can be confusing getting there because there are so many canyons the street often start and stop. 28th Street at the park is only 2 blocks so it may be best to go down Granada Ave. after checking it out on Google Maps.
Grape Street is also part of Balboa Park and the Balboa Park Trails. The Balboa Park Trails can be a lovely walk right past the Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course and there are plenty of cute coffee shops to stop at for a bite to eat.
On the trails the dogs have to be on a leash but not at the dog park--there are no fences.
A word of warning--in certain times of the year, starting in May, there can be rattlesnakes in the off trail areas of San Diego and I have also heard the story way too often of coyotes snatching little dogs, on their leash, right out of the park in early morning and early evening and in the night.
The large building in the background is Balboa Naval Regional Medical Center and Balboa Park and the Zoo are right behind that.
Some of these pictures were actually taken about 2 years ago but everything is basically the same. I hope everyone can come to San Diego and visit this beautiful area, enjoy the dog park and walk around and see the beautiful old houses. There are also owls in the Eucalyptus Trees with babies in the month of May.