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Dog Parks

Pima County parks aren’t just for people. Since many people like to bring their dogs to our parks, the county park system has created places specifically for people and their pets to enjoy time outdoors together.

dog runningDogs are only allowed off-leash within specific areas designated for unleashed dogs. Urban and river parks require dogs be on-leash at all times unless they are within dog play areas. Most open space and natural resource parks do not allow dogs on the property, such as Tucson Mountain Park where the potential conflict between dogs off-leash and wildlife is greatest. Dogs can disrupt natural wildlife habitats being protected in the park. However, there are some open space properties with minimal restrictions because of the lack of facility development and authorized use of dogs for hunting and other sporting purposes.

Leash rules are for the safety of your pet and other park users. Keeping your pet under control on a leash is the best way to prevent injuries to your pet from wildlife, plant hazards, or other dogs and helps protect natural wildlife habitat. Keeping your pet leashed is also a common courtesy to other park users. Keeping your dog on a leash will ensure all users can enjoy the park at the same time.

While visiting any of the parks in Pima County, please abide by all signs and rules to ensure you and your pet have an enjoyable and safe time in the park.

    dogs at gatePima County Maintained Dog Parks

    The following locations are maintained by the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation department.

    Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

    3482 East River Road (River Road and Dodge Road)
    Features: Double entry gates, divided small, medium, and large dog areas, doggie fountain, pooper scooper dispensers, benches, tables, and shaded areas.

    Flowing Wells Park

    5510 North Shannon Road (north of Curtis Road)
    Features: Double entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, doggie fountains, popper scooper dispensers, and benches.

    dog parkGeorge Mehl Family Foothills Park – Smiling Dog Ranch

    4000 East River Road (River Road and Pontatoc Road)
    Features: Double entry gates, one area for dogs of all sizes, doggie fountain, pooper scooper dispensers, benches, and shade ramada.

    McDonald District Park

    4100 North Harrison Road (Harrison Road and Prospect Lane)
    Features: Double entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, doggie fountain, pooper scooper dispensers, benches, tables, and some shaded areas.

    Northwest Community Neighborhood Park

    7601 North Mona Lisa Road (Mona Lisa Road and Magee Road)
    Features: Double entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, doggie fountain, pooper scooper dispensers, tables and benches.

    Star Valley Park

    6852 West Brightwater Way (Brightwater Way and Wade Road)
    Features: Double entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, doggie fountain, pooper scooper dispensers, tables and benches.

    It is very important that dog owners that use our off leash facilities familiarize themselves with the posted rules. No aggressive dogs are allowed at these facilities. Owners need to keep their dogs on their leashes until they are within the facility. If you have any questions about our off leash facilities, please call 724-5000. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

    Rules

    It shall be unlawful: 

    1. To allow domestic animals or pets off leash except in designated areas or in designated pet shows or training classes approved by Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department.
    2. To restrain pets on leashes more than six feet in length or of insufficient strength to control animal.
    3. To have dogs within Tucson Mountain Park, except in Gilbert Ray Campground. Seeing eye dogs are exempt. 
    4. To not have current licenses as required on all pets. 
    5. To not clean up and properly dispose of all litter or waste created by domestic animals and pets. Owners of seeing eye dogs are exempt.

    Dog Owner Responsibilities

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation manages dog parks for your enjoyment and benefit. You must take responsibility for yourself and your dog when using these facilities and please abide by all posted rules and regulations.

    1. Dog feces must be cleaned up by owners.
    2. Dog owners must be in the off-leash facility with their dogs.
    3. Dogs must be removed from the facility at the first signs of aggression.
    4. Dog owners must have a leash in hand at all times. 
    5. Keep children and infants under strict supervision. 
    6. Leash dogs while entering and exiting the facility. 
    7. Female dogs in season are prohibited from entering the facility. 
    8. Fill any hole your dog digs.
    9. Aggressive dogs are not permitted on the premises. 
    10. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs. 
    11. Dogs must wear a visible and current license.
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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000


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