Dog Parks

Dog parks are special park areas where owners can let their dogs go off leash.

City of Tucson, Parks and Recreation

Check for park locations, hours, and detailed park information (such as whether or not there are separate large/small dog areas) at Tucson Parks and Recreation Dog Parks., opens a new window

Pima County, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

Check for park locations and details at Pima County Maintained Dog Parks, opens a new window.

How to Get a Dog Park in Your Neighborhood

Are you and your neighbors interested in requesting a dog park in your neighorhood? Form a neighborhood committee and contact Parks and Recreation.

Tucson Parks and Recreation
900 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716
Pima County, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
3500 W. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85741

Issues at Dog Parks

A pomeranian was killed by shepherd mix in Palo Verde dog park, on Friday, June 3, 2005.

Dogs have contracted illnesses from exposure at dog parks. A parvo outbreak in Marana was related to dogs that visited the Crossroads at Silverbell Dog Park. Dog owners were advised to avoid Udall Park in June 2017 as a dog later diagnosed with leptospirosis had visited the park.


"Canines will howl at this: 2 more dog parks." Tucson Citizen. July 26, 2002. Page 1.

"Death at dog park." Arizona Daily Star. June 8, 2005. Page 1.

"Dunbar seeks funds to create a dog park." Arizona Daily Star. October 28, 2003. Page B3

"N. Side dog park to open Sunday." Arizona Daily Star. June 17, 2004. Page B5

"A place for dogs, thanks to duo." Arizona Daily Star. April 28, 2003. Page B3.

"Udall park will become an off-leash area for dogs." Arizona Daily Star.  September 24, 2003. Page B3.

Schmidt, Caitlin. "Life-threatening dog illnesses reported, opens a new window." Arizona Daily Star, November 6, 2016. p. C06. (NewsBank online resource.)

Innes, Stephanie. "Avoid Udall dog park, pet owners advised - Canine with bacterial disease, leptospirosis, was recently there., opens a new window" Arizona Daily Star. June 6, 2017, Metro, p. A02. (NewsBank online resource.)

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