Dog Friendly Activities in Tucson, AZ

There are 34 dog friendly activities in Tucson. 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 Tucson.

Pet Friendly Rillito River Park
Rillito River Park The Rillito River Park, located in Tucson, AZ, provides a serene setting for a city stroll with Fido. A paved tree-lined path and surrounding desert landscape make this area perfect for your daily constitutional with man's best friend. It's best to go early in the morning or at sunset to avoid the heat, but if you are out during the day, be sure to bring a dish so that Fido can get a drink at the water fountains located at each intersection along the trail. See Details
Pet Friendly Agua Caliente Hill Trail
Agua Caliente Hill Trail Agua Caliente Hill Trail #46 in Coronado State Park is 9.25 miles (round trip) of a relatively strenuous trail (lots of climbing). This trail is too hot for summer hiking but perfect for a winter day. The trail offers beautiful views of the city. Although Cat Track Tank at 1.6 miles sometimes has water, it's best to bring a good supply for you and your dog. See Details
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park is a unique 101-acre park that features a perennial warm spring and pond that is home to an exceptionally rich mix of plants and animals. Stroll the network of accessible paved and gravel trails with interpretive signs that explain the geology and history of the warm spring and the natural and human history of the site or picnic in the shade of mature palm trees and native mesquite trees. See Details
Catalina State Park Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. With over 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons, and streams, Catalina State Park has plenty of hiking, biking, and birding trails for you to enjoy with your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. Park entrance fees start at $7 per vehicle. See Details
Pima Air and Space Museum Your dog will love the chance to join you on-leash in this remarkable air and space museum, featuring over 400 aircraft and spacecraft. Dogs are welcome at the museum. Although dogs are not allowed on the AMARG tour or tram tour, they can stay with a staff member while you enjoy the tour. See Details
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Located in the east part of Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, easily accessible from Dodge Boulevard, this off-leash dog park features double-entry gates, divided small and large dog areas, water bowls, tables, rake and pail for scooping waste, plastic bag holder, shaded areas. See Details
Christopher Columbus Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at Christopher Columbus Park. This one acre lighted park features a shaded area with a ramada, waste station, scrambling area, and a Fido fountain. Closed Wednesdays 9 AM -1 PM for maintenance. See Details
Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park at George Mehl Family Foothills Park Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park at George Mehl Family Foothills Park is a nice roomy park with shady trees. Located right next to the Rillito River Park trail, dogs are welcome to join their owners, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. There is no turf at this dog park. See Details
McDonald District Park McDonald District Park offers an off-leash dog park that includes a separate area for small dogs, drinking water, shade trees, and picnic tables. In addition, the park also features a playground, horse shoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields, walking paths, and restrooms. See Details
Tucson Botanical Gardens Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved dogs to enjoy an Urban Oasis in the Heart of Tucson during summer months (June - September). Dog admission is $3 per dog, per visit or you may purchase a Dog Membership for $20, with additional dogs for $10 each. See Details
Northwest Community Dog Park at Ann Day Community Park Northwest Community Dog Park at Ann Day Community Park is a fun park has benches, water, tables, and a small dog area. See Details
Morris K. Udall Park Morris K. Udall Park Park features a large, designated off-leash dog park that includes separate areas for large and small dogs, both of which are fully fenced. The park also has lighted area and both human and doggie drinking fountains. See Details
Gene C. Reid Park: Miko's Corner Playground Named after Miko, a TPD police dog that lost its life in the line of duty this dog park features include lights, three double entry gates, divided two-acre site for large and small dogs, dog-friendly potable water fountains, scooper dispenser, and ramada with tables. Closed Thursdays 9 AM-12 PM for maintenance. See Details
Paint a Postcard in the Desert 'Paint a Postcard in the Desert' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristie. Meet at the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area as a destination to begin an observation of the landscape, then learn how to begin a postcard- sized painting, with tips on composition, color mixing, and how to tie it all together with details. Leashed dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 16 and up. No requirements for prior painting knowledge are needed. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead is a pet-friendly set of trails around the foothills of Tucson that are great for all levels of hikers. Although dogs are permitted on the trails, so are horses and mountain bikes which means you and Fido need to be extra careful and they must be on a leash. The trails are plentiful, allowing a lot of freedom for dogs to explore. The best time of year to check these trails out is from October until March. See Details
Palo Verde Dog Park Your dog will thank you for the chance to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with doggie drinking fountains, picnic tables, and waste station. This 38,000 square foot gravel-surface park has separately fenced areas for small and large dogs; there is no turf. See Details
Star Valley Park Star Valley Park in Tucson offers a dog park with separate area for small dogs, as well as water and sitting areas. The park also features walking paths, playgrounds, ramadas, and restrooms See Details
Andrew Smith Gallery Bring your dog and explore the world of fine art photography. Enjoy Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Lee Friedlander and other historic, classic and contemporary photographs in this gallery by appointment only. See Details
Purple Heart Park - Ivan's Spot Named after Ivan, a TPD police dog lost in the line of duty, this one-acre facility features two separate area for large and small dogs. The site is fenced with a concrete inner walking path, dog-friendly drinking fountains, benches, trees and shrubs, landscape irrigation, decomposed granite surface, boulders and solar lights. See Details
Crossroads At Silverbell District Park Crossroads At Silverbell District Park features a fenced-ini dog park with a ramada and fire hydrants. The park itself also offers basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a playground, a splash pad, and access to Santa Cruz Shared Use Path. See Details
Saguaro National Park Leashed dogs are welcome in specific areas of Saguaro National Park. Saguaro features two districts separated by the city of Tucson. The Park's website states that "pets are allowed only on roadways, picnic areas (except Mam-A-Gah picnic area in the Tucson Mountain District-west) and paved trails (Desert Ecology Trail & Desert Discovery Trail)." Dogs are not allowed on trails, off-road or inside visitors centers. Dog owners should keep Fido on a leash no more than six feet and should watch out for cactus spines, thorny brush, snakes, open mine shafts, scorpions, and heat stroke in their pet. Visitors can check out Saguaro National Park's website for information on dog walks in each section of the park, and step by step directions to both districts. Saguaro National Park's hours vary depending on season and section, so guests should check its website before planning their outing. Weekly passes are $25 per vehicle. See Details
Jacobs Dog Park This small off-leash area is located on the west side of Jacobs Park accessible by car from W. Kleindale Road. It is closed Thursdays 9 AM -1 PM for maintenance. See Details
Summit Hut Summit Hut is a retail store that sells outdoor gear for you and your dog. Leashed dogs are welcome inside. See Details
North Sixth Avenue Dog Park This small, fenced dog park is a great place to bring your pet for some off-leash exercise. Includes plenty of grass, double-entry gates, and waste stations. Closed Tuesdays 9 AM-1 PM for maintenance. See Details