When it comes to dog parks, Casa Grande isn’t the place to go, but luckily there are dog parks in nearby towns. Maricopa, Arizona, is about 20 miles away from Casa Grande and is the home to the Maricopa Dog Park Alliance. The Maricopa Dog Park Alliance is a spacious, fenced-in park that has separate areas for large and small breeds. A drinking fountain is located at the front of the park, and trash cans and waste bags are located throughout the park.
If you go about 20 miles in a different direction, you’ll come across the city of Picacho, Arizona, which is where Picacho Peak State Park is located. Dogs are allowed at the campground, but pet owners aren’t advised to take their dogs on the trails because of the steepness of them (they’re mountain trails). Boots with rubber soles and gloves are recommended for Picacho Peak State Park’s trails.
If you’re willing, or maybe prefer, to take a little bit longer of a trip – say 30 miles or so – Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Arizona, is a place worth checking out. Veterans Oasis Park has trails that embroider the lake and wildlife of all kinds – including birds, a variety of reptiles, jack rabbits, and other mammals. The park’s trails are friendly to bikers, horseback riders, joggers, and walkers, so you and your canine friend are bound to make new friends during your leisurely stroll. Dogs must remain on their leashes and be cleaned up after.