A good dog park experience can be a lot of “bang for the bark” if handled properly. Phoenix area canine parents will be thrilled to know that there are several high quality dog parks available to them and their four legged friends. The metro area has gone out of its way to provide ample space for dogs to run free, interact with other dogs and burn off energy by running and playing outside. Our guide provides a list of our Top 10 Dog Park Picks. If you and yours are ready for free play, exercise and social networking (for both of you), please keep these rules in mind:

Simple Rules to Follow:

  • Puppies under 4 months should be left home (until properly vaccinated).
  • Sensitive or shy dogs should have brief introductions (at first) or contained in “small dog” areas only.
  • Do NOT bring treats, toys or small children with you! 
  • Do NOT bring your intact males or females in season!
  • Do NOT spend your time talking on a cell phone - please supervise your dog at all times.
  • Consult your Vet before going to a dog park.
  • Make sure your dog is current on all vaccinations.
  • Pay attention to the other dogs for possible health or behavior problems
  • Consider off-peak hours for your first few visits.
  • Leave if you think your dog is not having fun.
  • Leave if YOU are not having fun! 

Spending time with your furry children should be a mutually beneficial experience.  If your dog needs more exercise and socialization, and dog parks aren’t your “thing”, call Doolittle’s Doghouse to arrange a more intimate experience: 480-907-6400.

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Steele Indian School Park Dog Park in Phoenix

With its unique dog paw shaped pathways and convenient doggy water fountain, the Steele Indian School Park is a beautiful, well maintained dog park. Two fenced off-leash areas are available; one for large dogs and one for the smaller variety.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(602) 495-0739

PETsMART Dog park at Washington Park in Phoenix

One of the largest dog parks in the area, the PETsMART dog park that is part of Washington Park has two large areas with six foot tall fences and double gates. There are separate grassy areas for large and small dogs and watering stations available. This dog park is handicap accessible.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(602) 262-6971

Rose Mofford Sports Complex Dog Park in Phoenix

The Rose Mofford Park offers a great combination of sports fields, and exercise circuit and an area just for the dogs and their owners. There are two double gated areas for the dogs to run; one for larger dogs and one for smaller ones. The park is also fully handicap accessible, making it a great destination for the whole family.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(602) 261-8011

Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale

Ideal for small dogs and their owners, the Sahuaro Ranch Park offers a small off-leash area for dogs to run free. There are a few pieces of agility equipment available. This park is closed every Tuesday.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily CLOSED ON TUESDAYS

Foothills Park in Glendale

The Foothills off-leash dog park has two areas that are used intermittently. One section is always open with an area for larger dogs and an area for smaller dogs. When the East side section is open, it includes an agility course. This park is closed every Wednesday.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS

Chaparral Park in Scottsdale

The Chaparral dog park in Scottsdale boasts some of the best and newest in dog park amenities. There are separate sections designated for passive or active dogs. There are play features, water fountains, evening lighting and seating available.

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(480) 312-WOOF (9663)

Horizon Park in Scottsdale

Those looking for a smaller off-leash dog park will enjoy taking their companion to Scottsdale's Horizon Park. Be aware that it floods after it rains, and the park will not be accessible then.

The dog park is closed on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm for regular maintenance.

Hours:
Sunrise - Sunset
Contact:
Parks&Rec@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Vista Del Camino Park in Scottsdale

The Vista Del Camino dog park is a half acre off-leash park for dogs and their owners to enjoy. There are shaded areas available and the entrance is double gated.

Parking lot is located off of Hayden Road.

Hours:
5:30am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
Parks&Rec@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert

If you're looking for the ultimate in dog parks, Cosmo Dog Park is the place for you. There are separate areas for timid and active dogs, nighttime lighting, a beautiful memorial at the entrance and amenities for dogs and people alike.

Hours:
5:30am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(480) 503-6200

Crossroads Park in Gilbert

With separate fenced areas for timid and active dogs, the Crossroads dog park accommodates dogs of all kinds. There is only limited evening lighting, and it is only on the South side of the park.

Hours:
5:30am - 10:00 pm daily
Contact:
(480) 503-6200