Description: Redding is one of a growing number of cities that has an official dog park for people to exercise and socialize their pets in an off-leash fenced area. Located on City-owned and maintained property adjacent to Benton Airport, Benton Dog Park offers a safe and attractive alternative for dog owners. The dog park features over two acres of tree-dotted, fenced property and includes a separate fenced area for smaller dogs, drinking water and numerous seating areas. The non-profit Benton Dog Park Association supports the dog park by raising funds and providing volunteer support to improve and better maintain the park as a clean, healthy and safe environment for off-leash play. The Association receives and uses funds acquired through fundraising events, donations, grants, etc. for improvement projects.
Elsewhere in Redding, dogs are allowed off-leash in posted areas. Locations include Turtle Bay East Open Space located just south east of the HWY 44 Bridge over the Sacramento River with parking access off of North Bechelli, Henderson Open Space located just south east of the Cypress Avenue Bridge over the Sacramento River with parking on Henderson Road, Kapusta Open Space located south of Redding with parking off of Latona Road, and Riverland Drive Open Space Area located off of Riverland Drive South of Redding.