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Parks and Recreation - Off-Leash Dog Areas

 

What is it? Locations (Purple icons) Rules and Regulations

Six off-leash dog areas are operated and maintained by the City of Tucson. These are located in various areas of the City and offer man’s best friend and their owners a chance to socialize and enjoy our parks.

 

What is it?

An off-leash dog area is a fenced designated public area that allows dogs to run freely and socialize with other dogs while being supervised by owners.

Some off-leash sites are divided into separate areas for large and small dogs, and some feature dog training areas. 

A dog training and tournament area located at Reid Park is also available for rental.

Amenities differ by location. There is no charge to use a City of Tucson off-leash dog area.

Dog owners are expected to follow posted regulations at each site and maintain control of their pets at all times.

 

Locations

Christopher Columbus Park, Northwest
4600 N. Silverbell

Hours:
Dawn to dusk

Contact:
West District Administration
1575 E. 36th St., 85713
520-791-5909
FAX: 520-791-5914
 

This 14,000-square foot lighted facility features: Fido fountain, Scrambling area, Shaded area with ramada, Scooper dispenser


Jacobs Park, Northwest
3300 N. Fairview Ave.

Hours:
Dawn to dusk

Contact:
West District Administration
1575 E. 36th St., 85713
520-791-5909
FAX: 520-791-5914

This small off-leash area is located on west side of Jacobs Park.


Palo Verde Park, East
300 S. Mann Ave. (South of Broadway, West of Kolb)

Hours:
6:00 am-10:30 pm

Contact:
East District Administration
7575 E. Speedway Blvd., 85710
520-791-5930

This is a 38,000 square foot area with DG/pea gravel surface; no turf.
Features: Small and large dog fenced and lighted areas, Picnic tables, Trash cans, Double entry gates for each side, Drinking fountains (dog-friendly), Scooper dispensers.


 

Purple Heart Park - Ivan's Spot, East
10050- E. Rita Rd.—Rita Road near Rees Loop

Hours:
7:00 am-10:00 pm

Contact:
Parks and Recreation Administration
900 S. Randolph Way, 85716
520-791-4873
FAX: 520-791-5887

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.


Reid Park - Miko’s Corner Playground, Central
Country Club and 22nd Street—use Picnic Place or Concert Place entrances off Country Club.

Hours:
7:00 am-10:00 pm

Contact:
Parks and Recreation Administration
900 S. Randolph Way, 85716
520-791-4873
FAX: 520-791-5887

Named after Miko, a TPD police dog that lost its life in the line of duty.
Features: Lighted, fenced, three double entry gates, divided two-acre site for large and small dogs, dog-friendly potable water fountains, Scooper dispenser, includes ramada with tables.


Sixth Avenue Dog Park, Northwest
2075 N. 6th Ave.

Hours:
Dawn to dusk

Contact:
West District Administration
1575 E. 36th St., 85713
520-791-5909
FAX: 520-791-5914

Features: Ramada, Tables, Wash area, Double entry gate


Udall Park, East
7290 E. Tanque Verde

Hours:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Contact:
East District Administration
8257 E Broadway Blvd, 85710
520-791-4931

Features: Large turf area, One acre site, Trash cans, Seating area, Water for dogs.

  

Rules and Regulations

  1. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs.
  2. Open only one gate at a time when entering or leaving facility.
  3. Children under the age of 10 must have adult supervision and cannot be left unattended.
  4. Dog owners must stay in the off-leash area within view of their dogs and have a leash within reach at all times.
  5. All dogs must wear collars with a current Pima County license and must be up-to-date on all vaccinations.
  6. All dogs must be leashed outside the boundaries of the off-leash area, including to and from the parking area.
  7. Aggressive dogs are not permitted within the off-leash premises.
  8. Dogs must be removed from the off-leash area at the first sign of aggression.
  9. A dog that is in season or ill is not permitted in the off-leash area.
  10. Dog waste must be cleaned up immediately by owner.
  11. Dogs must be under voice control – they should be able to obey owner voice commands.
  12. Puppies under the age of four months are prohibited from using off-leash areas.
  13. Owners are responsible for filling any holes their dogs may dig

Questions or comments regarding an off-leash dog area?
Contact us at 520-791-4873 or any District Office