Dog Parks

Dog Parks Find a Dog Park (Map) Rules and Regulations

A dog park is a designated, fenced, off-leash dog area which allows dogs to run freely and socialize with other dogs while being supervised by their owners.  Seven dog parks are operated and maintained by the City of Tucson.  Dog parks are located throughout the City and offer man’s best friend and their owners a chance to socialize and enjoy our parks.

Five of the dog park sites are divided into separate areas for large and small dogs and some dog parks feature dog training areas.  Amenities vary by location.  There is no charge to use a City of Tucson dog park.

Dog owners are expected to follow posted Rules and Regulations at each site, pick up after their pets, and maintain control of their pets at all times.

In response to requests from patrons, a No Smoking pilot project will be implemented at the Jacobs Park Dog Park effective February 2, 2018.

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

Dog Parks

Location Hours Separate Large/Small Dog Areas
Christopher Columbus Park 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Yes
Gene C. Reid Park: Miko's Corner Playground 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
(closed Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for maintenance)
Jacobs Park Dawn to Dusk No
Morris K. Udall Park 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Yes
Palo Verde Park 6:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Yes
Purple Heart Park: Ivan's Spot 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Yes
North Sixth Avenue Dog Park 6:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. No

Find a Dog Park


Christopher Columbus Park
4600 N. Silverbell Road

Hours: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

This 1-acre, lighted facility features a Fido fountain, scrambling area, and a shade ramada.

Off-leash dog in Columbus Park

Gene C. Reid Park: Miko’s Corner Playground
Country Club and 22nd Street
use Picnic Place or Concert Place entrances off Country Club

Hours: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Named after Miko, a TPD police dog that lost its life in the line of duty, this dog park's features include lights, three double entry gates, divided two-acre site for large and small dogs, dog-friendly potable water fountains, and a ramada with tables.

Small dogs in Reid Park

Jacobs Park
3300 N. Fairview Avenue

Hours: Dawn to dusk

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

A No Smoking pilot project, in response to patrons' requests, will be implemented on February 2, 2018.

Off-leash dogs play in Jacobs Park

Morris K. Udall Park
7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Hours: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Features: Large turf area, one-acre site, trash cans, seating area, water for dogs. Small and large dog fenced and lighted areas.

Meeting of dogs in Udall Park

Palo Verde Park
425 S. Mann Avenue

Hours: 6:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

This is a 38,000 square foot area with decomposed granite 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.

Two dogs play with frisbee in Palo Verde Park

Purple Heart Park: Ivan's Spot
10050 E. Rita Road
Rita Road near Rees Loop

Hours: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

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.

Gates for large and small dog areas at Purple Heart Park

North Sixth Avenue Dog Park
2075 N. 6th Avenue

Hours: 6:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Features: Ramada, tables, wash area, double entry gate.

Dogs and owners in 6th Ave Dog Park

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.