The Northwest Community Dog Park of Tucson is a public dog park located at the Ann Day Community Park in the City of Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the dog park, the 34-acre community park features multi-use fields, exercise stations, softball fields, playgrounds, a pool, a community center, and public restrooms.
The restrooms can be found by the softball fields which are just a few minutes away from the dog park. There is a small parking lot right by the dog park for those with disabilities. However, the main parking lot is further away. It is a bit of a walk but provides plenty of room to park, even on the busier days. In addition to the above, there are several picnic areas, which include grills and shelters.
The securely fenced Northwest Community Dog Park has a double-gated entry system which minimizes the chance of dogs slipping out as other four-legged patrons enter the park. It also gives owners the opportunity to unleash their furballs without a rush or risk of any unpleasant canine confrontation. The dog park is divided into two separate sections for dogs to run around, exercise, play, and socialize in without a leash.
There is a small area for timid, small dogs and a main area for big hounds and those who can keep up with them. The Northwest Community Dog Park's surface consists of sand and grass patches so playtime can get dusty or muddy depending on the weather. It is a good idea to pack a towel for your pooch’s paws if you are planning to visit the dog run for some canine fun.
There are a few trees growing throughout the park, however, finding a shaded spot to cool off in can be tricky as there aren’t many. The dog park is equipped with several benches and picnic tables. The park also features drinking fountains for both dogs and their owners which is very convenient as the pet parents won’t have to worry about their canines' hydration.
Free dog waste bags dispensers are also available at the Northwest Community Dog Park of Tucson in case someone forgets to bring their own. There is no need to bring any tennis balls to this dog run, as the park is filled with them. The main downside is that snakes have been spotted around the area so make sure to supervise your dog if you visit.