In my work as a Realtor® I often hear Buyers or Tenants requesting a home search criteria - "some grassy area for our dogs to play". When the home has no or little yard, we find that Tempe's 46 parks come very handy in satisfying that criteria. Tempe parks are located strategically throughout the city, so that residents are within half a mile - that's walking distance for most. In five of those parks there are specially designated areas as dog parks, where dogs can run off-leash and socialize with other dogs and humans.

 

An excellent map with dog park locations is available on the City of Tempe web-site.

Jaycee Dog ParkJaycee Dog Run

This dog park is comparatively small, just dirt, no grass, almost all of it has much desired shade from trees and from a neighboring building. Parking is closer to the Multi-generational building, on the opposite side of the park.

 Address: 817 W 5th Street, Tempe AZ 85281

 

 

Mitchell Dog ParkMitchell Dog Park

Great-looking dog park with comfortable sitting area - tables, chairs and benches. My favorite of all five. Lots of tree shade. Plenty of opportunities for your dog to socialize with other canines, and for the dog owners to relax and enjoy a leisurely conversation. Within walking distance is a shopping plaza with Starbuck's coffee, Ethiopian food and a sandwich shop.

 Address: Mitchell Dr. and 9th Street, Tempe AZ 85281

 

 Jaycee Dog ParkCreamery Dog Park

This dog park is medium size, amidst many apartment and condo complexes. It has water, benches, trees and grass. Very clean and well-lit. Lighting worked for me very well, as I visited on an August evening when the day temperatures were about 114°. Evening is the time when you feel like going out when temperatures are over 110°.

 Address: 1520 E 8th Street, Tempe AZ 85281

 

 

Tempe Sports Complex Dog ParkTempe Sports Complex Dog Park

 This dog park is the largest of all five, with two separate sections, benches, trees, water,  and a walking path along the perimeter for dog-owners - to jog, walk, enjoy. Parking is very close to the entrance of the dog park, and to the park entrance, too. This is a huge park.

 Address: 8401 S Hardy Dr, Tempe AZ 85284

 

 

Papago Dog ParkPapago Dog Park

This is the most scenic dog park with views of Tempe Skyline, and the Papago Buttes. If you come mornings or evenings, maybe you can catch one of those dramatic sunrises or sunsets. Benches, grass, water, shade, pond nearby. Papago Village Complex is across the park. Parking is easy.

 Address: 1000 N College Ave, Tempe AZ 85281

 

 

 Clark Dog Park 

 ADDRESS: 19th St. and Roosevelt St. Tempe, AZ 85282

 

To see homes for sale or rent within 1000 ft walking distance to the Dog parks in Tempe AZ, click on this link. You can customize your search on my web-site http://www.talktosteffy.com.