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Greater Phoenix Dog Parks

Canine companions deserve to get out and explore Phoenix, too. For you and the four-legged friends in your life, we’ve compiled a list of the area's best dog parks for your next off-leash adventure.


Cosmo Dog Park

Take your friend for some fresh air and a swim at Cosmo Dog Park. Named after Gilbert’s first police dog, Cosmo’s signature feature is a large lake perfect for cooling off and chasing down water toys. The 17-acre park also features four separate fenced areas, some with agility structures, and two washing stations to get pets clean before the car ride home. Don’t forget towels.

2502 E. Ray Road, Gilbert


Margaret T. Hance Dog Park

Home to major food and music festivals, Margaret T. Hance Parks is among the coolest spaces near downtown Phoenix. If you're up for a leashed walk, you'll find plenty of paths and unique vantage points of the city. However, you'll also find separately fenced areas for large and small dogs that come in at just under an acre.

​323 W. Culver St., Phoenix


Steele Indian School Park Dog Park

Located just north of Indian School Road in Central Phoenix, Steele Indian School Park is a great option for downtown dwellers. This park covers 2.5 acres of land and features amenities such as solar night lights, drinking fountains inside the off-leash areas and cute paw-shaped pathways.

300 E Indian School Road, Phoenix (north of the parking lot on the west side of Seventh Street)


Papago Park

There are plenty of ways for you and your pup to explore Papago Park. You can keep the leash on and hit the trails that cross inside and around the distinct red butte formations, or choose to let your dog run free in the gated off-leash section located at the corner of College and Curry.

Park Access: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Dog Park: 1000 N. College Ave., Tempe


Chaparral Off Leash Area

Let your pet run free with like-minded friends in this 3-acre park’s designated active dog or passive dog areas. The sections all feature grassy lawns, benches, shade trees, water fountains and play structures. It’s a popular park, but the generous size gives pups some space to meet and greet, and is perfect for playing fetch with long throws.

5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale


Paseo Vista Dog Park

Grab a Frisbee and head on over to Paseo Vista Recreational Area. The dog park’s large size and clean grounds make it a local favorite, and suited for dogs of all shapes and sizes to enjoy some running room. If you’re looking to stretch your legs too, the nearby Consolidated Canal pathway is accessible from the park.

3850 S McQueen Rd, Chandler