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Off-leash recreation dog parks allow dogs to romp, run and have fun without being on a leash. Dog parks create a healthier lifestyle for our furry friends and provides a great area for dog owners to socialize. To take our dog park survey, click here.
All Dog Parks are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Foothills Park, 57th Avenue and Union Hills Drive, has an area located northeast of the softball complex and access is from the Foothills Library parking lot. Two separate areas allow for monthly rotation of use. Signs at the park provide direction as to which side is ‘open.’
Each side provides separate areas for large and small dogs that include: grass, shade, water, and benches. An agility course is available within the east side area.
Sahuaro Ranch Park, 63rd Avenue and Mountain View Road, has an off-leash dog area just north of the west parking lot and just south of the softball complex. With an area for small dogs, water fountains, waste stations and some dog agility equipment, this is a great place to bring the pooch for a doggie play day.
The dog park is closed on Tuesdays.
NOTE: The dog park will be flood irrigated the week of July 18 and will be closed while it dries.
Northern Horizon Park
Northern Horizon Park, 63rd and Northern Avenues, has a large fenced-in play area, a play area for small dogs, water fountains, shade trees benches and waste stations. This is Glendale's largest dog park.
NOTE: The dog park is now closed on Mondays
Dog Park Rules:
Enter at your own risk.
Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Keep small children and infants under strict supervision.
You are required by law to pick up your pet waste and to properly dispose of it. – City Code 27-48A.
Aggressive dogs are not allowed. Remove dogs at the first sign of aggression. Owners are liable for any injuries or damage.
All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated and must wear their identification and permit tags.
Dog owner must be in attendance with your dog at all times, and carry a visible leash.
Limit 3 dogs per visit. Dog owners must be able to maintain control of their dogs.
Leash dogs while entering and exiting the dog park.
Any damage done to the park (such as digging) must be repaired immediately.
Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the dog park.
Dog treats and food are not allowed in the park.
All dog owners who fail to comply with the above rules may be asked to leave, or be ticketed.
Dog owners must comply with all city park regulations. – City Code 27-42