What’s not to like about dog parks? If you have a dog, they’re a safe haven for your furry friends to run, play and make new friends (and a break for you from dog walking!). If you’re a dog lover that doesn’t have a dog, they’re a great place to play with a ton of dogs — trust us, it’s not as weird as it seems, we hope.
Here are our top favorite dog parks from around the Valley!
Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert
Cosmo Dog Park is known for its lake, which provides dogs with plenty of fun and equally important relief from the heat. The huge, 17-acre park provides everything dogs and their owners alike could want — including a separate area for timid dogs, dog washing stations, pet and people drinking fountains, ramadas with barbecues, restrooms and bike racks. Plus, the park stays open until 10 p.m. with plenty of lighting, perfect for late-night dog park visitors who are aiming to avoid the ruthless summer sun.
PetSmart Dog Park at Washington Park in Phoenix
This favorite northwest Phoenix dog park is over 2.5 acres with all kinds of doggy luxuries including watering stations, mutt mitt dispensers and seats for dog owners, as well as separate entrances and areas for small and large dogs. It’s well attended too, so you can look forward to your puppies making plenty of new friends.
Chaparral Dog Park
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This spacious, four-acre Scottsdale dog park is well-maintained and clean with play features and water fountains to help keep dogs cool. It also features separate areas for more timid, but not necessarily small dogs and more social dogs. Plus, it’s in a great central Scottsdale location that’s easy to access from many places in the Valley.
Hance Dog Park
Hance Dog Park is known for being downtown Phoenix’s first dog park which makes it great for Arizona’s city dwellers. It provides shade for dogs and humans alike as well as plenty of seating for pet owners. In the summer heat, park-goers can enjoy chilled water fountains that are at ground level to accommodate furry friends. At this park, you’ll also find separate areas for large and small dogs for increased safety.
Foothills Dog Park
This popular West Valley dog park in Glendale provides a 2 acre, fully fenced-in area for dogs to run, play and adventure with separate spaces for small and large dogs. The park is more simple than others while still providing plenty of shade, seating, and water for your pet.
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