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Ohlone Dog Park Hearst St./Grant St., in Ohlone Park. Free. Established as an experiment in 1979, this was the first leash-free dog park in the nation. It has 4-foot-high fences that foil even the most gifted jumpers. A concrete walkway is equipped with seating areas alongside, and a lawn with wood chips is on either side of the walkway. Water taps are provided at both ends of the park. Because it is partially paved, the park is a particularly good choice in wet weather, and dogs like to run here. Owners must clean up after their dogs, and plastic bags are provided.