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Main Street Dog Agility Park

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Welcome to the Main Street Dog Agility Park

dog-park-ribbon-cuttingWhy an agility park?  Here's the story...

Main Street Park, otherwise known as the “triangle grassy patch next to the old Redwood Roller Rink was a small underused pocket park that was in dire need of a repurpose. Coupled with the need to renovate the adjacent street and dilapidated sidewalks, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department had a project on our hands. Simultaneously, we were searching for space for dogs to play, as that has been a community request for quite some time. Since new open space is at a minimum for a project like this, these two issues seemed easy to marry into a solution.

It was quickly realized that the shape and small square footage of the space were not conducive for a typical dog park. Unlike most dog parks that commonly function as large dog runs, this small triangular park will be utilized more for agility practice and socialization of dogs (and their humans). Dogs will be challenged by the park agility course, which includes hurdles, weave poles, a tunnel, ramp and stepping pods- both which have been treated with a gritty seal.

It is also important to note that the surface of the play area consists entirely of decomposed granite as opposed to artificial turf or natural grass. Not only is the park drought tolerant, but we have greatly reduced the water usage in the area and graded the slope so that there is sufficient drainage from the flat area into the new plantings along the track line.

It's “Rustic Industrial meets Urban Philadelphia.” There is heavy duty hardware, thick slabs of honey-colored wood, repurposed pipes and fittings as well as black accents surrounding the park. This attention to detail not only can hold up to a lot of wear and tear but also contributes to a cool and modern vibe.

The closing of the Beech Street cul-de-sac (adjacent to Main Street Park) provides an extension to the park and an additional place for folks to gather.  A “living room” look and feel was created and the street now features a hand-painted dog-themed rug with industrial block seating surrounding it.

Park Information

Address: 1295 Main Street, Redwood City
Hours: sunrise to 10:30pm, year-round (yes, the park is lit at night which allows for extended use)
Agility Course: hurdles, weave poles, tunnel, ramp and stepping pods

Dog Rules

  • Park hours are Sunrise to 10:00pm

  • Enjoy park at your own risk

  • Clean up after your dog immediately. If owner does not clean up, you will be asked to leave

  • Dispose waste at in designated receptacles

  • Dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting park

  • Dog agility equipment in this park is restricted for dog use only

  • Never leave your dog unattended

  • Keep your dog from jumping on other dogs or people

  • Children must be closely supervised at all times

  • Dogs must be have current immunization (distemper, hepatitis, kennel cough and rabies)

  • Dogs must have tag on their collar at all times

  • Limited to 2 dogs at a time

  • Owners are responsible for any injury or damage caused by their dog(s)


  • No excessive barking. Dogs that bark incessantly will be removed

  • No dogs in heat

  • No dogs younger than 4 months

  • No dog bowls or food allowed

  • No food or smoking within fenced area

  • No aggressive dogs. Dogs and owners creating a problem must leave when requested

  • No more than three dogs per person

  • No alcoholic beverages or glass containers permitted