Central Bark Dog Park

Dog running in park

Please note: The City of Irvine continues to follow state and local health and safety guidelines. Face coverings are required for visitors inside all City facilities, regardless of vaccination status, with some exemptions as outlined in the California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings. Recreational programming is available to the community for registration at yourirvine.org



The City of Irvine's Central Bark Dog Park, opened in 2000, features almost three acres of open field for off-leash play. The park includes:

  • Watering facility for dogs
  • Main yard with a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs
  • Covered seating
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Handicap access

View a PDF of Central Bark rules here.

Central Bark is closed every Wednesday for park maintenance. For information on Central Bark closures due to weather or other circumstances, view the City of Irvine's Field Conditions web page here or call 949-724-MUDD. 

For more information, email centralbark@cityofirvine.org or call 949-724-6600. For after-hours assistance, please call the park ambassador at 949-254-1444 or 949-337-5238.