If you are in Tempe, Arizona and have a dog which is need of a runaround, the Mitchell Dog Park is a great place to take it. The Mitchell Dog Park is an off-leash dog park where any canine is going to get plenty of exercise. Taking a ball or frisbee is a good idea, as there's ample room for games of throw and fetch.
This dog park in Tempe is a bit short on parking spaces. There is no lot close by, so if you are arriving there in a vehicle, it is a case of searching for somewhere to leave it on the roadside. Do not forget to keep your pup leashed when entering and leaving the dog park. Even though the roads are not that busy in the area, preventing an accident from happening to your dog is far better than having to get him cured and much more economical too.
While dogs are inside the off-leash area, they can play safely as it has been appropriately fenced with some good quality and very secure chain-link. The fencing is high enough that, even if a dog has latent kangaroo genes, there are no worries of them jumping over and escaping. The dirt surface of the Mitchell Dog Park can get dry and dusty when the weather is hot.
In the summer, there are plastic pools full of water for dogs to play in and once they are wet, believe it, the dust is going to stick to their fur. When it rains, dogs getting muddied up can also be a problem. There is a limit of three dogs per handler and taking even that many could prove to be a clean-up challenge after a decent play session.
As always, caution needs to be exercised as much as possible where small breeds are concerned. There is no separate area for them here so the big dogs and little ones have to share the space. The Mitchell Dog Park is governed by all the usual rules and regulations that go hand in hand with off-leash dog parks, and that includes the poop picking up ones.