Dog Parks

Barker Ranch Dog Park

Address: 25600 Baffin Bay

Park Hours: Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Artificial turf.
  • Separate entrances for large and small dogs.
  • 5,300 square feet of play area for large dogs.
  • 3,400 square feet of play area for small dogs.
  • Dog water stations in each play area.
  • Benches.
  • Perimeter fencing.
Kopi Chocolate Lab

Portola Dog Park

As part of the Portola Community Park project, the City will be constructing a future .9-acre dog park located at the intersection of Saddleback Ranch Road and Glenn Ranch Road.

The City and community have worked together to help shape the future dog park. We've collected feedback from residents through a community survey to help create a fun and safe environment where canines and their families can run, romp, and socialize. The information received from the survey will be taken into consideration, along with other factors such as construction timelines, funding availability, and best design practices as the City works with its architect to develop the final design of the park. The City appreciates the public's valuable input to help shape the future dog park. Stay tune for additional updates.

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Synthetic versus Natural Turf (JPG)

Dog Park Rules

  • Owners are responsible for the behavior of their dog(s) at all times.
  • Owners must remain in the Dog Park and supervise their dog(s) at all times. -The City is not responsible for injuries or illnesses dogs may contract from other dogs.
  • There is a maximum of three dogs per owner.
  • Dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting the park.
  • Dogs may run off leash in designated areas and must be under voice control.
  • Dog waste must be removed by their owners and disposed of in the receptacles.
  • No food (for people or canines) is allowed in the Dog Park. Only water is allowed (to protect synthetic turf).
  • Glass containers are not permitted.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
  • Aggressive or sick dogs are not permitted in the Dog Park.
  • All dogs must wear a current dog license and be current on vaccinations.
  • Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
  • Dogs are only permitted in the designated area that corresponds to their size.
  • Owners must stop their dog(s) from digging. Any holes created by a dog must be filled by its owner.
  • All equipment, obstacles, or apparatus used to make, maintain, or operate an obstacle course in the park are not permitted.
  • Special events, contests, organized activities, or classes are not permitted without a permit from the City of Lake Forest.
  • Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards are prohibited (to protect synthetic turf).
  • Furniture with individual legs is prohibited (to protect synthetic turf).

These regulations are enforceable pursuant to Lake Forest Municipal Code Section 13.04.012. Report all misuses of the park and acts of vandalism to City Hall at (949) 461-3480 or to the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (949) 770-6011.