Heilmann Dog Park, Atascadero, Ca


Dogtoberfest is coming!!


Considering the heat it's not hard to believe that summer is here and fall is right around the corner. For all of you that support Heilmann Dog Park at our annual Dogtoberfest fund raiser that means it’s time to save the date.

We are pleased to announce that this year's Dogtoberfest is planned for Saturday, October 4th. As usual we will be holding the event at the lovely Atascadero Lake Park. Our centerpiece will be the Wiener Dog and Wiener Dog Wannabe races as in past years. We will also be having the famous Elks BBQ, a great raffle and of course our wonderful Costume Contest.

Last year we got a lot of feedback and we listened. We are making adjustments to the schedule to maximize the family fun time. We hope to see you all there.

For those of you who may not be able to attend we can still use your support. We gratefully accept your donations or raffle gifts for Dogtoberfest which can help us meet our funding goals for the next year.

You can donate money by using the Paypal link to the left or you can send us your donation via USPS at:

Heilmann Dog Park
P.O. Box 1455
Atascadero, CA 93423

If you would like to donate a raffle gift for our Dogtoberfest raffle you can call 805-540-9742 and we can arrange pickup. 


Thanks for you help and we hope to see you there for a wonderful day in the sun!


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 or via USPS at:

Heilmann Dog Park
P.O. Box 1455
Atascadero, CA 93423


If it's been a while since you came by the dog park stop in and see the new section for smaller dogs

The intent of the new small dog park is 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


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.