If the kiddos need some outdoor space to stretch their legs, how do you think your furry kids feel? Even the pups need a place to kick back and run around in the outdoors. From sunny beaches to ocean view playgrounds and desert mountains, San Diego offers some of the best leash free dog parks in the area. And we love that these spots are also kid-friendly! Click through the slideshow to find the best areas where kids and dogs can play together.

South Buena Vista Park

The South Buena Vista Park has some of the best play areas for any two-legged or four-legged family members! The park features a newer and pristine playground for kids, which is fenced in but directly adjacent to the dog park, making it easy to keep an eye on Rover while the kiddos burn off energy. The park even offers walking trails that are easy enough for little ones to hike, as well as a duck pond. There are plenty of trees and benches around, making this a great dog park even in the hottest of San Diego weather.

Current dog licence and vaccinations are required, so make sure your pup is up to date before visiting the park.

Hours: Daily, 7 - 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - dusk (excluding holidays)

South Buena Vista Park Mountain Pass Cir.
Vista, Ca 92081
Online: poway.org

Photo credit: Rob Bixby via Flickr Creative Commons

What are some other great off-leash dog parks that we missed? Do you have a favorite spot in San Diego?

— Bryn Wied