Dog Friendly Activities in Tempe, AZ

There are 13 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 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
Pet Friendly Tempe Beach Park
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 Sports Complex Dog Park Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park is a popular spot with a large, 2-acre, fenced area with lovely grass, gravel, and picnic tables. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, which provides plenty of dog-friendly activities. Popular hiking trails include Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and Kovach Family Nature Trail, each one a short half mile walk amongst towering saguaros and barrel cactuses. More adventurous hikers can explore Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Please 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pinnacle Dog Park Pinnacle Dog Park is pet-friendly. Unleash your pooch in this fenced space in Phoenix to play freely with other pups in this three acre park that features separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, and a third section that can be rotated into use when other areas need to be closed for maintenance. Amenities also include shade trees, turf and decomposed granite surfaces, drinking fountains, benches and LED lighting. Pinnacle Dog Park is open every day of the week from 5:30am to 11:00pm. See Details