Part of Tempe's Papago Park, the Papago Bark Park is calling all dogs! Whether big or small, leisurely or highly active, a trip to this furbulous park can get any tail wagging!
With two fully fenced, double-gated enclosures that rotate to keep the grass pupperific, dogs have plenty of room to chase and play with canine pals. Both sections are all dog areas, so be sure your dog is comfortable playing with lots of differently sized pups. Once inside, your dog can ditch the leash and run free! Benches and chairs give pet pawrents great places to watch all the action, and take in the gorgeous views of desert and mountain landscapes.
While a few palm trees dot the enclosures, there isn't much shade, so keep an eye on your dog on hot days to be sure they don't overheat. A drinking fountain for dogs ensures they can stay hydrated. Nighttime lights make evening romps puptastic, and give more options to beat the heat. And plenty of parking is available in the main park's lot, just follow the Canal Trail south from the lot to get to the dog park.
Shy dogs may enjoy morning visits when the Bark Park isn't as busy. If your dog still has some pep in their step after some furiendly romping, clip the leash back on and discover the rest of the park. Explore the trails that wind through Papago Park, or make it a trek by jumping on the Crosscut Canal Multi-use Path to head to the furbulous trails north in Phoenix's Papago Park. With all these options, you are sure to have one tuckered out pooch on the way home!
All dogs visiting the Bark Park or hiking the trails should be fully vaccinated and be wearing their current license tag on their collars. The Bark Park provides clean-up bags to pick up after your pup, so be sure to grab some for the trail. Restrooms for the humans are available in Papago Park.
For an adventure your dog won't soon furget, take them to Papago Bark Park today!