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Dog Friendly Activities in Sun City, AZ

There are 64 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Sun City. 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 Sun City.

Pet Friendly Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment in Glendale, AZ. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups. See Details
Pet Friendly Hance Park Dog Park at Margaret T. Hance Park
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
Sahuaro Ranch Park Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale has an off-leash dog area just north of the west parking lot and just south of the softball complex. With an area for small dogs, water fountains, waste stations and some dog agility equipment, this is a great place to bring the pooch for a doggie play day. This dog park is closed on Tuesdays. See Details
White Tank Mountain Regional Park Leashed pets are welcome at this stunningly beautiful public park. Take the hike out to a waterfall in the middle of the desert. Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valleys west side. See Details
Harbor Freight Tools Harbor Freight Tools is pet-friendly. Small leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the hunt for bargain tools and equipment. The items on offer are often cheaper than some their competitors because they cut out the middle man and sell directly to the people who need them. This branch is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. 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
Steele Indian School Dog Park Located within Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, AZ, Steele Indian School Dog Park is an off-leash dog park where both large and small dogs can enjoy some off-leash playtime. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs as well as ADA compliant double-gated entrances and pathways and chilled drinking fountains. Waste bag dispensers and trash receptacles are also on-site. After heavy rainfall, the dog park may be closed to allow the turf to dry properly. Please call to find out more about wet condition closures. 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
Martin Auto Museum Need a new profile picture? Head over to the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix, Arizona to have your photo taken with Fido sitting in a 1966 Corvette Stingray, or maybe a 1915 Model T. There are classic cars in the museum, all of which were donated from the personal collection of Mel Martin. For a five dollar donation, you can touch and sit in all of the cars (aside from two extremely valuable exceptions). For the human kids, there is also a small carousel. Small dogs are allowed in the museum, but they need to be leashed or carried. See Details
Desert Ridge Marketplace The Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, Arizona has something for everyone in their 1.2 million square feet of retail space. For the human kids, there is a splash pad and playground. For the furry ones, there is a PetSmart. Marketplace is host to live music every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Dogs are welcome to the marketplace, but they must be leashed, and individual stores and restaurants have their own policies whether or not they allow dogs inside. See Details
RoadRunner Park Farmers' Market Bring Fido to RoadRunner Park's Saturday Farmers' Market to shop for locally farmed vegetables and fruit, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, nursery stock, natural pork, beef and fish, and handcrafted items. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Parkridge Park Dog Park Parkridge Park Dog Park in Peoria welcomes dogs and their owners to enjoy the two small areas that are divided into a section for small dogs and large dogs. If you have a shaggy or longer hair dog, be warned that there's a lot of dry grass at this park. Parkridge Park Dog Park is open every day of the week from 6:00am to 10:30pm. See Details
South Mountain Park and Preserve South Mountain Park and Preserve has over 51 miles of primary 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
Paradise Valley Dog Park This park is located at 40th Street between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive. This dog park features: 2.4 acres of grass, two ramadas, tables and benches, drinking fountains, and two separate areas for large and small dogs with double gates. See Details
Biltmore Fashion Park A retail center close to Phoenix, Biltmore Fashion Park is an excellent place to wander about with your dog! Enjoy the many amenities offered at the center while you eat at one of the outdoor restaurants, shop, and have fun with your dog. See Details
Pioneer Community Park: Dog Park Large 3 section dog park within the Pioneer Community Park. Pioneer Community Park is an 83 acre park located near the southeast corner of 83rd Ave and Olive Ave in Peoria. The park features many amenities for Peoria residents and their families including baseball fields and multi-purpose fields, a dog park, and a 5-acre urban lake stocked with fish. The park is also home to a large public art installation, "Forge" by Thomas Sayre, which is visible from 83rd Ave. See Details
Phoenix Mountain Preserve - North Mountain Leashed dogs are welcome to join humans on a hike up North Mountain. North Mountain is one of the easily accessible mountains and is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Choose a from a summit climb or an array of trails at all levels of difficulty. Hikers enjoy a great view of the downtown Phoenix skyline. Trail conditions vary from an easy paved road to the summit, to rocky, mildly steep grades. Phoenix leash laws apply on the hiking trails and pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. See Details
Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market Bring your dog to Phoenix's Open Air Market to shop for fresh fruits, veggies, and local arts and crafts while listening to local bands. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Roscoe Dog Park Roscoe Dog Park is a nice place to let your dog get some off-leash exercise on 6.5 acres. With separate areas for passive and active dogs, this is great place for all pooches! The park is open from 6 AM until 10 PM daily all year round. Amenities include water fountains for dogs and people, picnic table and benches, dog run with lighting, waste bags, double-gate entrance, restrooms and parking. See Details
Estrella Mountain Regional Park Leashed dogs are allowed inside the park to explore the desert and mountain trails. These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes seasonal wetland or riparian area during our winter and monsoon rains. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers. See Details
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area While dogs are not permitted at Piestewa Peak, leashed dogs are permitted on some of the trails within the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area including the Dreamy Draw Nature Trail. The diverse desert landscapes offers everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. See Details
PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park is one of the most popular off leash dog parks in Phoenix. At over 2.5 acres, this park is fully fenced with separate entrances and areas for small and large dogs. Watering stations, benches, and mutt mitt dispensers are also on site. Dogs should be kept on leashes until they enter the play area, and owners must pick up after their pets. After heavy rainfall, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Throughout the year, the park is also closed sometimes for flood irrigation. Call for information on wet condition and flood irrigation closure updates. See Details
Deem Hills Recreation Area Deem Hills offers a variety of hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy. Composed of Precambrian granite and Tertiary age volcanic rocks, Deem Hills is ancient history waiting to be explored. The Deem Hills Circumference Trail is 5.73 miles long and traverses the entire recreation area, providing wonderful views of the Phoenix area as well as the opportunity to view the wild and varied Arizona Upland vegetation. There are many other trails to choose from as well, providing enjoyable hikes for a variety of fitness levels. Phoenix leash laws apply on all trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details