Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, known for the beautiful desert terrain that it sits on. Along with the serene mountainous view, Mesa offers a variety of things for you to experience. Dog parks are much harder to find in Mesa, but there are a few in the area worth visiting. In this article, you will learn about 7 of the best dog parks in Mesa. While Mesa only has 3 dog parks, this list also includes some that are just a short drive away so you can know the best in the area.
Dog parks are great places to take your pooch so they can exercise and meet new friends. Legally, all dogs must be on a leash when not on your property in Mesa. Dog parks are one of the only places where you can let your dog off-leash, and have them roam free. A good dog park is secured with a sturdy fence, and also offers other amenities like free poop bags, benches, water, and plenty of open space.
When going to a dog park it is important your pooch is well trained and comfortable being around other dogs and humans. Let’s take a look at the 7 of the best dog parks in Mesa, and around the area. Each one offers a different experience, so it is up to you to decide which one is best for you.
1. Eastmark Great Park Dog Park
|Eastmark Great Park Dog Park|
|Location||5115 Inspirian Pkwy, Mesa, AZ|
|Hours||7 AM-10 PM|
When visiting Eastmark Great Park in Mesa, there is always something for you to do. Splash pads, basketball courts, playgrounds, walking trails, a grilling area, and a picnic area are all located within the almost 90-acre park. For dogs, there is an off-leash area, fully fenced off for them to enjoy some freedom.
The dog park at Eastmark Great Park is a fairly new addition, first opening in late 2019. Two areas are fenced off for dogs to play, with one of them being for smaller and more timid dogs to play. Being maintained by the city, the dog park is closed every Wednesday afternoon for cleaning and maintenance. Eastmark Great Park dog park is a fun visit if in the area, and a relaxing place to take your dog to roam around off-leash.
2. Creamery Dog Park
|Creamery Dog Park|
|Location||1520 E 8th St, Tempe, AZ 85281|
|Hours||5 AM-11 PM|
Creamery Park is a small drive away from Mesa and is located in Tempe Arizona. A 2.8-acre park, one of the best features for pet owners is the small fenced-off dog park. The dog park is not the largest, and it is best for small breeds. It is big enough for a fun game of fetch and letting your dog get out some of its energy. Water is provided at the dog park, but shade may be lacking in the area.
The dog park is just one of the features of Creamery Park. It also has picnic tables, grills, and a playground. This small neighborhood park is a fun spot to chill with your pooch and get out their energy for the day. It is small in size and similar to a dog a run.
3. Mitchell Dog Park
|Mitchell Dog Park|
|Location||S Mitchell Dr & 9th St, Tempe, AZ 85281|
|Hours||6 AM-12 AM|
Mitchell dog park is a medium-sized neighborhood off-leash area. This dog park is not in Mesa but is just a 10-minutes drive away in Tempe Arizona. A fully fenced-off area, the entrance is also double-gated. There is not a smaller area for smaller breeds, so it is best to make sure your dog is capable of socializing with other dogs of all sizes.
At Mitchell dog park, water is provided in case your dog gets thirsty and poop bags are also available to help clean up after your pet. The surface of this dog park is dirt and grass, which may get muddy in the wet season. In the summer, kiddie pools are often brought to the park to cool your pup off. A few shady spots are around the area, and plenty of seating is spread about so you can sit and watch your dog play.
4. Countryside Dog Park
|Countryside Dog Park|
|Location||3130 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204|
|Hours||6 AM-10 PM|
Countryside dog park is an off-leash area run and maintained by the city of Mesa. This dog park is split into two areas. One is for smaller breeds, and the other section is for larger dogs. The dog park is fully fenced off, and secured with a double gate so no pup escapes. In the park, there are water fountains for both humans and hounds.
Every Tuesday afternoon, the park is closed for cleaning and maintenance. Poop bag dispensers are located in the park, but you should bring your own in case they run out.
A popular dog park in Mesa, Countryside dog park is visited by a variety of pooches that love to play with others. It is a spacious area with benches around for seating. The off-leash area is just one of the features the park has to offer, as there are also sports fields, and picnic areas nearby.
5. Dog Park at Crossroads
|Dog Park at Crossroads|
|Location||2155 E Knox Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296|
|Hours||5:30 AM-10 PM|
Dog Park at Crossroads is a spacious dog park for your pooch and is located in Gilbert Arizona, a city nearby Mesa. Fully fenced off, this dog park is split into two areas. One is for smaller dogs so they can safely play with pooches of similar sizes, while the other is for large dogs. A very clean and open park, grass makes up most of the surface which helps prevent mud in the wet season.
Water is provided at this park for when your pup gets thirsty, as well as waste disposal stations to make it easy to clean up after your pet. A few small trees are planted around this dog park, but overall it is lacking in shade. The dog park at crossroads is not the largest in its area, but it is not as packed and provides plenty of space for your dog to have a great time.
6. Cosmo Dog Park
|Cosmo Dog Park|
|Location||2502 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296|
|Hours||5:30 AM-10 PM|
While not in Mesa, Cosmo dog park is a great off-leash area to take your pooch and is a short drive away in Gilbert AZ. As one of the largest dog parks in its area, the entire park is a huge 17 acres of land. For smaller breeds, there is a section where they can safely play with pooches of their own size. Another of the fenced-off areas is for dogs of all sizes, with agility equipment for them to use. For dogs who love water, another area is present with a pond to take a dip in.
Inspiration for the name and layout of this park comes from the police dog Cosmo. From the brick memorial keeping memories of the residents’ beloved dogs, to the variety of things available to do in the park, Cosmo dog park is a celebration of the relationship man has with dogs. With plenty of room to run around, there are also tons of seating, and canopies around the park for shade.
7. Quail Run Park Dog Park
|Quail Run Park Dog Park|
|Location||4155 E Virginia St, Mesa, AZ 85213|
|Hours||7 AM-10 PM|
Quail Run Park dog park offers a large open space for your pup to have run around off-leash. This dog park has two separate areas, with one of the sections open for smaller, or more timid dogs to play. Being run by the city, the park stays clean and is well-maintained. It is one of the largest dog parks in its area at around 3 acres, with plenty of room for running wild, or playing fetch.
Water is offered at this dog park for when your pup gets thirsty, as well as poop bags. Benches and chairs are around to sit and watch your dog play. To maintain the dog park, the area is closed every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, and may also be shut down throughout the year for maintenance.
The dog park is located next to several sports fields but is fully fenced off to prevent escapes. A mostly flat grassy area, shade is not lacking at this dog park since there are several trees planted in the area. Quail run dog park is one of the best dog parks in Mesa because of its size, and the friendly dogs that visit.
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