Dog Friendly Activities in Tempe, AZ

There are 14 dog friendly activities in Tempe. 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 Tempe.

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
Pet Friendly Papago Bark Park at Papago Park
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
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
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
Tempe Marketplace Shopping enthusiats can spend ages at Tempe Marketplace, which boasts 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The marketplace has mostly large chain retaliers, including a PetSmart for all of the essentials you could ask for for Fido. For the humans, there is a splash pad to cool off from the Arizona heat, and every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 PM, there is live music. This is an outdoor mall and it can get quite hot, so try to avoid coming during the hottest part of the day. Dogs are welcome to the marketplace, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet long, and individual businesses make their own policies about whether or not dogs are allowed inside. See Details
Jaycee Dog Park Tempe is known for its proliferation of off-leash dog parks, including this fenced one near 5th Street. Restrooms and playground nearby. See Details
Creamery Park Once the location of the Borden Milk Company, Creamery Park contains a small fenced area where dogs can play. Water fountains and waste bag dispensers are available. See Details
Kiwanis Recreation Center Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy time at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe, Arizona, which has over 54,000 square feet of recreation facilities. While dogs are only allowed in the outdoor park, humans can enjoy a fitness center, wave pool, gymnasium, basketball and tennis courts, and batting range. Outside, you and Fido can stroll around the park or stop for a picnic at one of the shaded picnic ramadas. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Hayden Butte Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Hayden Butte Preserve with their humans. At this 25-acre park, you and Fido will enjoy the beauty of desert vegetation, rocky outcrops, wildlife, and historical sites. Hikers must stay on trails at all times and dogs must be leashed at all times to protect this fragile natural space. See Details
Downtown Tempe Mill Avenue District The Mill Avenue District is a great place to visit in Tempe, Arizona with your dog. This area of town is chock full of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and is extremely popular with Arizona State University students. During football season, join the student crowds to tailgate the ASU games, or take a walk down to Tempe Town Lake and walk Fido around the park there. Many of the restaurants feature outdoor seating, where you and your dog can enjoy a meal together. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Jewelry Lesson Stacking Bangle Workshop 'Jewelry Lesson Stacking Bangle Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Chet. With prior approval from the host, your pooch is welcome to sit with you during this workshop where you will create two sets of stacker bangles. Your host will guide you through measuring and cutting the materials, using a torch to prep the metals, and explain different texturing techniques and decorative finishes. No previous skill is required. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 10 and up. Close toed shoes are strongly encouraged. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
The Barking Bodega The Barking Bodega is pet-friendly. Combining the joys of farm-to-table food with the fun of a fenced park, this Tempe hangout is the place to be for the canine community. Daily memberships start at $9.95, monthly memberships are $36.95 and annual memberships are $350. The Barking Bodega is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm. See Details
Lacquer Nails & Spa Broadway Nails and Spa is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido with you while you get your nails done and relax with a pedicure. Leashed pups are welcome inside the store to help you choose the right color and enjoy the chilled out vibes inside. Broadway Nails and Spa is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. See Details
Clark Park Clark Park is pet-friendly. Located on ten acres, this neighborhood gathering spot is home to a lovely fenced space. The dog park is covered in grass, making it a great location for an afternoon game of fetch. On hotter days, visitors can cool off under the shade of the park's trees. Afterwards, take a stroll on the parks paved trails with your leashed pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. 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
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
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
Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin This lovely, fully-fenced off-leash dog park is packed with amenities, including separate areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, benches, and cool running water. Owners must pick up any pet waste immediately. Mutt mitt dog waste dispensers can be found in both the large and small dog areas. In the event of heavy rain, the park may be closed to allow the turf to dry. Call for wet condition closure updates. See Details
Cosmo Dog Park Cosmo Dog Park 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 her romp. Off-leash areas (active, beach, and timid) are closed for maintenance every Tuesday from 5:30 am-12:00 pm. 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
Rose Mofford Sports Complex Dog Park This 2.5 acre, off leash dog park is a great place for your pet to make friends. The park is fully fenced and has separate areas for small and large dogs. Each area has benches, trees, water fountains, waste and waste bag dispensers. Includes water fountains, separate small dog area, waste bags, and shade trees. This park is also ADA accessible. After heavy rainfall, the park may be temporarily closed to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call for information on wet condition closures. 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
RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park Named for a police dog that died in the line of duty, RJ Dog Park is a fantastic place for your dog to play off leash. This fully fenced dog park offers a total of 2 grassy acres divided into separately fenced areas for small and large dogs. There are also shaded areas and water fountains in both areas of the park. The park is ADA accessible. Heavy rainfall may result in temporary closure of the park to allow time for the turf to properly dry. Please call to find out about wet condition closures. 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