Dog Friendly Activities in Chandler, AZ

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Chandler. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chandler.

Pet Friendly Tumbleweed Park
Tumbleweed Park Leashed dogs can enjoy the pet-friendly Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, Arizona with their humans. The park is an expansive area with many different features and activities to choose from. Stroll through the 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, (created as a Girl Scout Gold Award project by a lifetime Chandler resident) featuring over forty different plant species. The garden is a Monarch way station, where Monarch butterflies come to breed and eat, and it has many informational signs throughout about the lifecycle of a butterfly. The human children can play on the 2.5 acre playground and picnic area, Playtopia, while the parents set up a picnic meal for the whole family to enjoy. See Details
Pet Friendly Shawnee Park
Shawnee Park A spacious park with a fenced-in agility course that can also be used as a private area for nervous or small dogs. The park features pooper-scoopers, doggy drinking fountains, tunnel, a hurdle, and the park is surrounded by 6-foot high chain link fence with one main entrance so dogs can't escape unleashed. The park is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance. See Details
Desert Breeze Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the walking trail around the lake at Desert Breeze Park. Interpretive trail markers identify plants while area wildlife can be seen throughout the park. The park also includes a playground, ball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, a splash pad, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the park. See Details
Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park Snedigar Sportsplex Park has a fully fenced "Bark Park" where you can bring Fido for some well-deserved exercise and fun. Maintenance Closure: Wednesdays 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. See Details
Nozomi Park Nozomi Park is a fenced dog park that features dog drinking fountains, benches, and fun obstacles including a see-saw, balance beam, tunnels, and hurdles. The park is great for off-leash fun! Maintenance Closure: Mondays 6am- 2:30pm. See Details
Paseo Vista Recreation Area Dog Park The Paseo Vista Recreation Area, is located on the northwest corner of McQueen and Ocotillo roads. For nearly 30 years it was a working landfill, a large man-made dirt mound with sloping sides rising above the streets and nearby houses. Then Chandler made the investment to give this place a new purpose. Today, the slopes still dominate the landscape but they are covered with boulders encased in wire to help control erosion, decomposed granite, wildflowers and other plants. Most of the amenities, including an archery range, disc golf course, dog park, playground, picnic areas and more than a mile of walking trails, are not visible from the streets below. But Chandler residents who make the worthwhile walk, ride or drive to the top of the hill will be able to appreciate and enjoy the Paseo Vista Recreation Area for many years to come. See Details
Chuparosa Park Leashed pets are welcome to romp at this Chandler park. See Details
KOLI Equestrian Center For the people out there who like more than just dogs, check out the KOLI Equestrian Center in Chandler, Arizona. From here, you can go on guided trail rides with one of the friendly, talkative guides, who will tell you all about the horses and wildlife that you may seen. The center is located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation, which is home to a herd of wild horses, which you may be lucky enough to see on your ride. There are certain themed rides, including one where you get to go on a sunset ride, followed by margaritas, chips, and salsa immediately after. Dogs are welcome at the center itself but due to safety reasons, must be leashed at all times and may not go on the trail rides. See Details
Merchant Square Antique Marketplace Merchant Square Antique Marketplace is a dog-friendly shopping venue that boasts more than 58,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, home décor, furniture, lighting, jewelry, vintage and new boutique clothing, antique toys, glassware, and much more. They also have a huge outdoor garden area. Leashed dogs are welcome everywhere except inside the café. See Details
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park in Phoenix. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The dog-friendly trails in Papago Park are generally known to be easy treks with little elevation gain making it the perfect place for families or beginner hikers. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails in Papago Park, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Quail Run Dog Park Quail Run Dog Park offers separately fenced areas for timid dogs and more active dogs along with benches and water fountains for humans and pups. The dog park is closed on Thursdays and daily from 12pm -1pm for cleaning. See Details
Hance Park Dog Park at Margaret T. Hance Park Hance Park Dog Park at Margaret T. Hance Park is Phoenix's first dog park in the downtown area. The park features benches and large shade trees, separately fenced ADA-accessible areas for large and small dogs, decorative wrought iron fencing, chilled water fountains with integrated drinking bowls at ground level for dogs. Located in the northwest section of Margaret T. Hance Park between 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave. See Details
Antique Trove Bring Fido to the Antique Trove in Scottsdale, Arizona to shop from the over 140 dealers who set up shop there. With so many different people selling antique and vintage items, you are sure to find something that you will love. During the cooler months, the Antique Trove sets up parking lot sales for even more shops. If you’re planning on being in Scottsdale for a while, stop by more than once, since the stock is constantly rotating. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
South Mountain Park and Preserve South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix, AZ, has over 51 miles of dog-friendly trails for you and your pup to explore. Not a hiker? Take the Summit Road to Dobbins Lookout for amazing valley views or to Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. Once a month, South Mountain Park offers Silent Sunday, a day in which the park's main access roads are reserved for non-motorized uses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the roads. Phoenix leash laws apply to all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park At the dog-friendly McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, AZ, you and Fido are welcome to enjoy the wide grassy expanses and picnic ramadas. You'll also find a railroad museum, antique carousel, shops, playgrounds, rides, and more at this unique park. Small dogs are welcome to ride the train with you! See Details
Papago Bark Park at Papago Park There is a fenced, off-leash dog park within lovely Papago park, which also has picnic tables, pond, playground and restrooms. See Details
Eldorado Park Spend an afternoon at Eldorado Park in Scottsdale, Arizona, which spans over sixty acres with something for everyone in the family. Take Fido for a walk along the greenbelt walking path around the lake. Let the human children play on the playground or go for a dip in the pool. Watch a game of soccer on the recreation fields and then stop for a family picnic at one of the picnic areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Tempe Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tempe Beach Park, which borders Tempe Town Lake and features five miles of jogging, biking, and walking trails, picnic tables, grills, and ramadas, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Arizona Center Arizona Center is situated right in the heart of downtown Phoenix, and the people of Phoenix consider it to be one of their “Points of Pride”. Stroll down the sidewalk with your pooch for window shopping or get a bite to eat at one of the restaurants with outdoor seating. For a relaxing getaway in the heart of the city, check out the Center’s garden with walking paths, benches, fountains, and lots of welcome shade. Dogs are welcome in the Arizona Center, but individual restaurants and stores have their own policies of whether or not dogs are allowed inside. See Details
Cosmo Dog Park Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert, AZ, has three sections: one area for small or timid dogs, one area with agility equipment, and one area with a pond and "beach" that dogs can enjoy. Water hoses are available for cleaning up your pup after a romp. See Details
Scottsdale Fashion Square Dogs twelve pounds and under are welcome at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, as long as they are carried or pushed around in a stroller. Service dogs, of course, are welcome to walk. This is a higher end mall with 240 shops (and counting), an indoor playground, food court, and movie theater. Bring your walking shoes- you’ll be doing a lot of it. Individual businesses (particularly the movie theater and certain restaurants) reserve the right not to allow dogs in. The Fashion Square is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Individual business hours may vary. See Details
Encanto Park Visit Encanto Park with your dog to enjoy a relaxing day in the shade. The park is open from 5:30 AM until 11:00 PM, and has amenities like a picnic area, playground, grills, fishing lagoon, boat rentals, and even Enchanted Island Amusement Park for the human children. Keep in mind, however, that dogs are not allowed on the rental boats or in the amusement park. Take your dog on a walk along the lazy river or enjoy a lazy day with a picnic. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. See Details
Shaw Butte Trail Hikers are welcome to take their leashed dogs on hikes up Shaw Butte. Shaw Butte is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, and lies directly north of North Mountain. A hike on Shaw Butte offers great views of North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and Lookout Mountain as well as beautiful views of downtown Phoenix. Hikers can choose from a variety of trail difficulties. Phoenix leash laws apply on all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area as long as they remain on the asphalt trails. Rio Salado is a habitat restoration project. Enjoy the views of the river channel, ponds, rocks, flowers, and wildlife, but take away nothing but photos. Phoenix leash laws apply throughout the habitat restoration area, and pets must remain on a leash at all times. See Details