Dog Friendly Activities in Fort McDowell, AZ

There are 69 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Fort McDowell. 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 Fort McDowell.

Pet Friendly Quail Run Dog Park
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
Pet Friendly Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park
Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park This is considered the best of Tempe's many off-leash dog parks, a popular spot is a large, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables. See Details
Chaparral Park This wonderful dog park has separate areas for passive dogs and active dogs, no matter what their size. This 4-acre dog park has 3 acres of grass, water fountains, play features, and seating. Dog owners are welcome to bring chairs, too, as long as they take them with them when leaving. See Details
Countryside Park Off-Leash Area The off-leash area at Countryside Park includes separately fenced areas for timid dogs and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for humans and canines. The Countryside Park Off-Leash Area is closed on Tuesdays and daily from 12pm -1pm for maintenance. 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
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The 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
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
Vista del Camino Dog Park Humans and their canine friends can enjoy off-leash playtime at Vista del Camino Dog Park. This half-acre park offers water stations, benches, and shade trees. Leashed dogs are also welcome throughout the larger Vista del Camino Park. Parking for the dog park is available off Pierce Street. See Details
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which provides plenty pet-friendly activities. There are plenty of hiking trails for you and your pup to explore including Lost Dog Wash trailhead for short, easy hikes or Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Just remember to clean up after your dog and keep him on a leash at all times. Do not bring your dog when it is hot outside. See Details
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park At McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 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. See Details
Photo Shoot in a Desert Preserve 'Photo Shoot in a Desert Preserve' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Natali. Create some unique memories with your pooch at this 110-acre wetland and wildlife sanctuary. You and your leashed pup will be guided by foot around the preserve while your host snaps photos of you along the way. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring water for yourself and Fido. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
Horizon Dog Park Horizon Dog Park is a small off-leash area located on the far west end of Horizon Park. Features include a large shade structure, human and canine water fountains, and a water feature to control the dust. The park is prone to flooding after rain. The dog park is closed Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for maintenance. See Details
Arizona Canal Path Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans along the Arizona Canal Trail. Some of the businesses along this paved trail from Scottsdale to Peoria also welcome dogs. See Details
Lost Dog Wash Trailhead The Lost Dog Wash trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is a great choice for families, beginners, or more experienced hikers. There are many different options of trails for all different skill and fitness levels, so that you can pick the hike that works best for you and your dog. At the longest, the trail is just under five miles long with only a 350 foot elevation change. This hike has plenty of options that are easy enough for children, including several short educational nature trails. Trails are clearly marked and the trailhead has plenty of parking, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. There is no shade, so it gets very hot. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Arizona Falls BringFido to Arizona Falls, a restored hydroelectric plant and gathering place. Formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal, Arizona Falls is a beautiful work of art as well as an energy-generating technology. Seating is available in the water room and a shade structure covers seats near a pool of water. Dogs must be leashed at all times. The structure is located at G.R. Herberger Park, 56th Street and Indian School Road. See Details
Mitchell Dog Park This securely-fenced area is one of Tempe's five off-leash dog parks, and also includes grassy areas, shade trees, benches and picnic tables. See Details
Gateway Trailhead Looking for a place to take your children- both human and canine- for a day of fun? The Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale, Arizona has a lot of different options for hiking and education. Children can receive a passport at the trailhead and get stamps at other trails in the area to win a prize at the end. There are many different trails to choose from for all skill levels, starting with a kid-friendly 0.5 mile nature trail with educational games and signs along the way. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead, as well as restrooms and water fountains. Make sure you pack plenty of heat for yourself as well as for Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
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
Meditate to Create a New Way to Paint 'Meditate to Create a New Way to Paint' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Carrie. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you at this workshop and may even get the chance to meet the host's dog. This class is designed for inner clarity, peace and soul rejuvenation, as you begin with a meditation followed by an art activity. No meditation or painting experience is required as this is an intuitive experience. All materials are provided. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 6 and up. You will be seated on the floor for meditation. You may sit on the floor to paint or a chair and table. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Su Vino Winery Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale welcomes you to enjoy outdoor tastings accompanied by your dog. 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
Tom's Thumb Trailhead Take a hike with your dog to Tom’s Thumb in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are a variety of trails for different skill levels, but the hardest of the trails is moderate to difficult. Most hikers agree that the first mile of the trail is the most difficult, and the paths can be a bit slippery. While hiking, you may see all sorts of wildlife, but watch out for rattlesnakes! To avoid the crowds and extreme desert heat, try to get there in the early morning. The trailhead has parking and restrooms, but no water, so make sure to pack plenty of water for both you and Fido. 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
Bartlett Lake Marina Enjoy the beautiful Bartlett Lake Recreation Area from a pet-friendly pontoon boat rented from Bartlett Lake Marina. Bartlett Lake Marina offers two pet-friendly pontoon boat rentals so you can enjoy the more than 2800 acres of Bartlett Lake with your furry best friend. Bartlett Lake Marina is located in Tonto National Forest. Visit the website or call for directions as GPS devices often take people to the wrong place. See Details