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.  Eight 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.

Six 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, there is no smoking allowed in dog parks.

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

Dog Parks

Location Hours Separate Large and
Small Dog Areas
Anza Park 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Yes
Christopher Columbus Park 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.
Gene C. Reid Park: Miko's Corner Playground 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for maintenance.
Jacobs Park Dawn to Dusk
Closed Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.
Morris K. Udall Park 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Yes
North Sixth Avenue Dog Park 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.
Palo Verde Park 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Yes
Purple Heart Park: Ivan's Spot 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Yes

Find a Dog Park


Anza Park
1000 N. Stone Avenue

Hours: 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Features: Large turf area, 1-acre site, trash cans, seating area, water for dogs. Small and large dog fenced areas.

Christopher Columbus Park
4600 N. Silverbell Road

Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.

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
910 S. Concert Place
(use Picnic Place or Concert Place entrances off S. Country Club Road)

Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Closed Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for maintenance.

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 2-acre site for large and small dogs, dog-friendly potable water fountains, and a ramada with tables.

Small dogs in Reid Park

Jacobs Park
1195 W. Kleindale Road

Hours: Dawn to dusk
Closed Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.

This small off-leash area is located on the west side of Jacobs Park accessible by car from W. Kleindale Road.

Off-leash dogs play in Jacobs Park

Morris K. Udall Park
7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Features: Large turf area, 1-acre site, trash cans, seating area, water for dogs. Small and large dog fenced and lighted areas.

Meeting of dogs in Udall Park

North Sixth Avenue Dog Park
2075 N. 6th Avenue

Hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for maintenance.

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

Dogs and owners in 6th Ave Dog Park

Palo Verde Park
425 S. Mann Avenue

Hours: 6 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, dog-friendly drinking fountains, scooper dispensers.

Two dogs play with frisbee in Palo Verde Park

Purple Heart Park: Ivan's Spot
9820 E. Rees Loop

Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Named after Ivan, a TPD police dog lost in the line of duty, this one-acre facility features two separate areas 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

Rules and Regulations

  1. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs.
  2. Children under the age of 10 must have adult supervision.
  3. Dog owners must stay in the off-leash area with their dogs.
  4. All dogs must wear collars with a valid dog license and must be up-to-date on all vaccinations.
  5. Dogs must be removed from the off-leash area at the first sign of aggression.
  6. A dog that is in season or ill is not permitted.
  7. Dog waste must be cleaned up by owner. T.C.C. 4-102
  8. Dogs must be under voice control and obey owner commands.
  9. Puppies under the age of four months are prohibited.
  10. Owners must fill any holes their dogs dig.