Because the area is new, landscaping may not be fully developed and does not provide a lot of shade. Also, desert landscaping is more prevalent than traditional lawns and trees in this arid climate. There is quite a bit of undeveloped land within the community and adjacent to it, providing open areas to romp and play with your dog. Be aware that encountering rattlesnakes is possible in undeveloped land in this area, especially as it is near the edge of town. Keep your dog leashed and/or teach your dog to beware of snakes.
There are lots of undeveloped areas in and around Mesa View to enjoy with your dog. Be aware of wildlife that your dog could harm or be harmed by in the area. Remember desert fauna may have developed defenses like venom to protect themselves and may be rare and endangered. Life for a desert critter is hard enough without being hassled by local dogs! Keep your dog leashed and watch out for wildlife in undeveloped natural areas.
There are two fenced off-leash dog parks a short drive from Mesa View. The Yuma Bark Park to the west and the Fortuna Dog Play and Waterpark to the east. Both are about a 15-minute drive from Mesa View and offer a safe environment for your dog to play off-leash with other dogs and the opportunity to socialize with other local dog owners. The Fortuna Dog park also offers a sprinkler for your pup to cool down on a hot Yuma summer day!