Heilmann Dog Park, Atascadero, Ca

Hello to all the friends of Heilmann Dog Park and all of our regulars or those of you just visiting our web site for the first time.  We have updated the site and added some more content. Take a few minutes and browse around. Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated as would any donations. You can now donate via Paypal by selecting the link to the left.

Wow! We are proud to announce that construction of the new little dog park section of Heilmann Dog Park is finished.

Now that construction is complete we need to add some finishing touches. A new picnic table will be going in the small dog side soon. We are ordering signage to dedicate the park. The park is being named after Sir Winston, Jan M's late Great Dane since he always was a gentleman to all dogs but especially little dogs.


The intent of the new section was to create a safe space for smaller dogs in the 25 pounds or less range. However, please note that this safe space is also open to dogs that might otherwise be uncomfortable in the bigger section of the park. This includes, but is not limited to:


  • Elderly, less active dogs
  • Puppies receiving their initial socialization
  • Timid dogs that might have fear aggression issues in the normal park section.


We ask your help in enforcing these guidelines. We will revisit the guidelines periodically to make sure we are best serving the needs of our four legged friends and their people.

If you have questions or comments you can send them via email to us here: dogsrunfree@HeilmannDogPark.com

A tribute to Dakota

A few months ago we lost a dear friend, Dakota. He was a gentleman at all times. A watcher, like his friend John, Dakota was usually seen at John’s side keeping a quiet eye on the goings on. Dakota was a serious dog, dignified and quiet. Not prone to barking or carrying on. It wasn’t uncommon to turn and find Dakota watching you with that “You need to give me a piece of that tasty thing!” or “Why are you making all that noise?” look on his face.


Dakota’s gentle soul touched us all and we will miss him. There is a space in our souls that only a dog can fill.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers

As a volunteer organization we need your help. To find out how to help as a Park Angel you can go to the Dog Park Angels link on the "How Can I Help?" page.