We won’t even go to Starbucks without Suki, our rescue pup, so as self-proclaimed, “Dog Fanatics”, we offer you some of our favorite dog parks in Metro Phoenix. Of course, Suki does make a guest appearance in one of the photos.
1. Friends of Hance Dog Park
Dog Parks in the Metro Phoenix Area
If you have photos of your dog in any of these dog parks or any other parks you love, feel free to share at [email protected] and we will include them in our post.
323 W Culver St. Phoenix, AZ 85003Phoenix’s first dog park in the downtown area features benches and large shade trees, separately fenced ADA-accessible areas for large and small dogs, decorative wrought iron fencing, chilled water fountains with integrated drinking bowls at ground level for dogs. There is ample parking and plenty of new dog friends for you pooch.
2. Steele Indian School Park Dog Park
300 E Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85012
The Steele Indian School Dog Park is an off-leash dog park where both large and small dogs can enjoy some free playtime. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs in fenced areas as well as ADA compliant double-gated entrances and pathways and chilled drinking fountains.
Waste bag dispensers and trash receptacles are also on-site. After heavy rainfall, the dog park may be closed to allow the turf to dry properly. Please call to find out more about wet condition closures.
3. PetSmart Dog Park at Washington Park
6655 North 23rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015
Considered by many the best dog park in Phoenix, this park sponsored by PetSmart has a great layout and two watering stations. The park is ADA accessible and the benches, shade, and mutt mitt dispensers are great for the human side of the equation. Heavy rainfall and flood irrigation mean occasional closures in this and many dog parks in Phoenix, so it’s not a bad idea to call ahead. PetSmart is partnering with Phoenix to create more pop up parks as well.
4. Chaparral Dog Park
5401 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
This wonderful dog park has separate areas for passive dogs and active dogs, no matter what their size. This 4-acre dog park has 3 acres of grass, water fountains, play features, and seating. Dog owners are welcome to bring chairs, too, as long as they take them with them when leaving.
5. Horizon Dog Park
15444 N 100th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Horizon Dog Park is a small off-leash area located on the far west end of Horizon Park. Features include a large shade structure, human and canine water fountains, and a water feature to control the dust. The park is prone to flooding after rain. The dog park is closed Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for maintenance.
6. Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park
This is considered the best of Tempe’s many off-leash dog parks, a popular spot is a large, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables. It is the two-acre dog park at the Tempe Sports Complex near Hardy Drive and Warner Road, in swanky South Tempe.
It’s not easy to find because Hardy Drive doesn’t go through from Guadalupe to Elliot roads. It is a huge sports complex, lucky Tempe, and so finding the dog park can prove to be a challenge.
There is plenty of room for your pups to bounce around, run, and make friends. The grass was in perfect shape in early June, and gravel areas break up the open space. Gates also divide the park’s middle, but they’re always propped open, you will find canines and their owners there at all hours.
Phoenix is a treasure trove of fun, outdoor activities so you never have to leave your best friend behind at home! Whether taking a day trip to another beautiful spot in AZ or sticking around the Valley, grab that lease and let man’s best friend have some fun!