Airport Park Dog Park

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3201 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Open Hours
  • Mon: 11:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Tue: 7:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Wed: 11:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Thu: 7:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Fri: 7:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Sat: 8:30AM - 8:30 PM
  • Sun: 8:30AM - 8:30 PM

Located next to the Santa Monica Airport, the Airport Park Dog Park is spacious with tiered levels of flat and hilly terrain. There’s at least one water station in both the big and small dog areas. The park comes with rakes and scoopers for picking up poop but it’s a good idea to still bring your own poop bags. Additionally, cleaning schedules for this park are on Mondays & Wednesdays.

The off-leash areas are covered with a layer of wood chips, which can be uncomfortable for pet owners wearing open-toed shoes. Thus, it’s important to wear adequate footwear when visiting. During hot weather, the dirt surface underneath the wood chips can cause dust so be ready to come home with a dusty dog.

Pet owners should note that dogs at the Airport Park Dog Park must have a Santa Monica license tag displayed on their collar, while non-resident dogs must have a Santa Monica-issued non-resident tag.

The park is a popular spot for locals so parking can be challenging, particularly on weekends. The park’s convenient location, surrounded by restaurants and shops, makes it a popular and enjoyable destination for dog owners.

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What to Expect

Dogs can be off-leash Fenced-in Has small & big dog area Shade in some areas A few benches Lots of parking available Restroom facilities on site Drinking water available Limited wheelchair access Tiered level, Dirt, Wood chips

Things to Know

  • Bring your own water bowl as there is only one water fountain in each section.
  • More parking can be found behind the dog park and across the street at Airport Avenue.
  • There is a flea market on Sundays near the park between 7AM – 3PM.

Reviews (2)

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I’ve seen a handful of dog fights taking place in the big dog area. Some owners really don’t watch their dog’s body language and refuse to control them. It’s not super common though. Everyone else is friendly. There’s just that one or two jerk every now and then. Overall, I would still take my dog there.


I come to this park often and have seen signs that say they require you to have a Santa Monica tag on your dog. However, I haven’t experienced being asked to leave or given a fine for not having a tag. Maybe I’m just lucky?