The Papago Dog Park is part of the Papago Park in the town of Tempe, Arizona, which has been authorized for use as an off-leash dog park. It's a well-maintained facility which has a parking lot conveniently nearby.
This dog park in Tempe, while not being one of the biggest, is still a decent size and has both large and small dog areas. There is high mesh fencing all around both parts of the off-leash park, which guarantees dogs can be let off their leashes safely.
Both zones have dual surfaces of grass and sandy dirt with several palm trees which, while they appear attractive and give the park a tropical look, don't provide any shade. It is a great space for dogs to run free, but owners should keep in mind that they will need to have their pet well trained in voice commands to be able to maintain control of it.
All pet owners are limited to exercising a maximum of three dogs simultaneously. The Papago Dog Park regulations require each dog to have a proper license, be fully vaccinated and to wear identity tags. Parents are gently reminded, by the Tempe local authorities, that this is a dog park and not for use by children.
If children do accompany their parents to the dog park, they must be supervised correctly and prevented from chasing or interacting with other peoples dogs. If a dog decides to excavate a hole in any part of the Papago Dog Park, the owner or person exercising it is responsible for filling it in.
There are more than ample supplies of free poop bags at the dog park which are replenished on a regular basis. There is no acceptable excuse, including having a bad back, for not picking up your dog's poop. Everyone using the Papago Dog Park has to scoop, bag and dispose of waste produced by their pet as this is required by law in Tempe and non-compliance can result in a fine.