On-Leash Dog Parks

Dogs on-leash are welcome at the more than 100 City of Mesa Retention Basins.

Dogs are also welcome on the City's Multi-Use Path located north of Brown Road along the canal banks, beginning at Center Street just south of Hohokam Park.

The following parks have designated on-leash dog areas.  Please look for signage indicating which area of the park is the dog area. Dogs are allowed only in this designated portion of the park. All dogs in these areas must be on a leash and owners must pick up their animal's waste.

What are the laws?

Arizona State Leash Law
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1012.  Item D

D.  No person in charge of any dog shall permit such dog in a public park or upon any public school property unless the dog is physically restrained by a leash, enclosed in a car, cage or similar enclosure, or being exhibited or trained at a recognized kennel club event, public school or park sponsored event.

Mesa City Code Book: Title 6 - Police Regulations, Chapter 4 - Animal Control Ordinance with Leash Law

Dog Fecal Matter
Any person owning, possessing, harboring, or having the care, charge, control or custody of any dog shall immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by the dog on a public or private property unless the property owner has given prior approval to use said property for this purpose.

Additional rules regarding dogs in parks.


Parks & Recreation home

Off Leash Dog Parks

Mesa's off-leash dog areas are located in Quail Run and Countryside Parks.

Park Hours: Sunrise -10:00 pm

Quail Run Park, north of McDowell Road off Greenfield 
3+ acres
(Closed on Thursdays for maintenance)

Countryside Park,
3130 E. Southern Ave
1.2 acres
(Closed on Tuesdays for maintenance)

The off leash dog areas are completely fenced and feature areas for timid and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for both people and dogs.

Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pet and are requested to keep their dog under control.

On-Leash Dog Areas

Dogs on-leash are welcome at all City of Mesa Parks.