This is a wonderful place to spend time with the pugs outside of the house.
César Chávez Park, located in Berkeley, CA, is a piece of land that sticks out into the bay made up of a hilly undeveloped center with dirt hiking trails and a paved path around the perimeter. There is a 17 acre designated off leash area for dogs to romp in and follow their hiking humans around. Picnic areas are also available.
Many people with binoculars walk/bike the paved path and take in some bird or seal watching. On our last trip, we saw lots of diving pelicans, ducks, and seagulls, but the most fascinating was the Burrowing Owl, an owl that lives in holes in the ground instead of trees. We also saw some seals and many curious ground squirrels.
There is always a cool breeze coming in from the bay which makes it very friendly to pugs that overheat easily, but also makes this a popular place for kite flying. A Kite Festival takes place here annually in July. If you plan a trip here, it is a good idea to bring a wind-cutting jacket.
Kento and Moka don’t seem to want to play with this dog…
Let’s drink some water and head back to the car.
Webpage for César Chávez Park: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=56000%20