Maddox Park – The Only Dog Park in Mira Mesa
Have you been to all the different parks in Mira Mesa? I am sure that you know of the Mira Mesa Community Park , which is connected to the Gil Johnson Recreation Center. There are 3 Baseball Fields, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Indoor Basketball Courts, Playground Structures for the kids, and more. This is the best place to spend the 4th of July, both for the Day at the Park festivities and also to view the fireworks. But where do you go if you have a dog that needs a little outdoor exercise? There is only one park that has a gated area specifically for your dog to run without a leash. This is Maddox Park, at 7825 Flanders Drive.
On a recent visit to Maddox Park, there were half a dozen dogs of all sizes running around having a great time. There was a table for the owners to sit at and visit within the confines of the dog run. While the surrounding park had ample grass covered areas to play football, and a nice area for the kids to climb and swing on the swing sets, I believe the best feature of this park is for the dog owners of Mira Mesa that need a place for their pets to run off of their leashes.
Owners seem to be respectful of others sharing the park, as each owner is responsible for cleaning up after their pet. Dogs are also required to be on their leashes upon exiting the dog run enclosure.
There is plenty of parking on the street right in front of the park on Flanders Drive. If you haven’t been to Maddox Park with your dog, I encourage you to check it out and let the big dog run!