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Dog Friendly: Tucson Arizona

Updated on June 11, 2015

Dog Friendly Attractions

Tucson Arizona has three tourist attractions that can be enjoyed with one's canine companion, if the canine is well trained, not aggressive, and remains on leash. The first attraction is the Charron Vineyards located at: 18585 S. Sonoita Hwy Tucson, AZ, US 85641. They can be contacted with questions by phone at: (520) 762-8585 or be email at: The Charron Vineyards are open daily 10am-6pm and they offer free admission. The Charron Vineyards happens to be one of the oldest vineyards in Southern Arizona and is just 30 minutes from central Tucson, between mile marker 52 and 53 on Scenic Hwy 83. Visitors can explore the vineyards with their well mannered dogs and/or horses. Many visitors choose to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at: 2150 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ, US 85712. They can be contacted by phone at: (520) 326-9686 or by email at: The Tucson Botanical Gardens are open 7:30 am-4:30 pm daily; admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors/military/students, $4 for children 4-12, and $3 for dogs big and small no matter their age. Make sure to check their website before going as there are only certain days where dogs are allowed to visit. When bringing your dog make sure to keep him/her on leash, bring clean up bags, water, and bowl(s). The final dog friendly attraction is the Pima Air and Space Museum located at: 6000 E Valencia Rd Tucson, AZ, US 85706. They can be contacted by phone at: (520) 574-0462. The Pima Air and Space Museum is open daily from 9 am-5 pm, with last admittance at 4 pm. Pima Air and Space Museum charges $15 for adults, $12.75 for seniors, and $9 for children over six (under six is free). Leashed dogs may join their humans for their exploration of the Pima Air and Space Museum which contains over 300 air crafts. They only part of Pima Air and Space Museum that dogs are not allowed is the AMARG tour and the tram tour, however the staff are willing to watch dogs while their owners enjoy the tour.

Dog Friendly Attractions

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A markerCharron Vineyards -
18585 South Sonoita Highway, Vail, AZ 85641, USA
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B markerTucson Botanical Gardens -
2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA
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C markerPima Air and Space Museum -
6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA
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Off-Leash Dog Parks

The Tucson Arizona area boasts many dog friendly areas including numerous off-leash dog parks. Ten of the eleven dog parks in the area are shown in the map below. The off-leash dog park that is not included in the map is the Oro Valley Dog Park. The Oro Valley Dog Park does not have a set address and it can prove difficult for non-locals to locate. The Oro Valley Dog Park is tucked in behind Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO) High School and behind the back of Dennis Weaver Park. The best way to access the Oro Valley Dog Park is from Oracle; from Oracle you want to go west on Linda Vista, then south (left) on the first southbound street, once you make the left it is by the ball fields.

Off Leash Dog Parks

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A markerUdall Dog Park -
7290 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA
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B markerChristopher Columbus Park -
4600 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA
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C markerJacobs Park -
3300 North Fairview Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
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D markerMiko's Corner Playground -
900 South Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
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E markerPurple Heart Park - Ivan's Spot -
10050 East Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747, USA
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F markerPalo Verde Park -
425 South Mann Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA
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G markerSixth Avenue Dog Park -
2075 North 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
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H markerBrandi Fenton Dog Park -
3482 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
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I markerMcDonald Off-Leash Park -
4100 North Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 85749, USA
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J markerStar Valley Dog Park -
6852 West Brightwater Way, Tucson, AZ 85757, USA
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More Off-Leash Dog Parks

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A markerSaddelbrooke Dog Park -
61917 East Oakwood Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA
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B markerSmiling Dog Ranch at George Mehl Foothills Park -
4000 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
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C markerGene C. Reid Off-Leash Park -
900 South Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
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Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located near the Reid Park Zoo. Covered with GRASS instead of SAND.

D markerAnamax Off-Leash Dog Park -
17501 South Camino De Las Quintas, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, USA
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Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Highway 19 and El Toro Road.

On-Leash Dog Friendly Parks

While there are many off-leash dog parks the Tucson area also has a few parks that allow leashed dogs. One such park is the Agua Caliente Park located at: 12325 E Roger RdTucson, AZ, US 85749. The Agua Caliente Park is a calm park on the Northeast Side of Tucson; it has large ponds, flowing streams, and shaded areas to relax. Many residents described it a desert oasis. A second park that welcomes leashed dogs is the Rillito River Park located at: 4200 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ, US 85719. The Rillito River Park is open from dawn to dusk and admission is free. The Rillito River Park has paved paths lined with trees and surronded by a desert landscape. Due to the heat most residence prefer to visit the park in the morning when the sun is just rising or in the afternoon when it is just starting to set. The trail does have water fountains at every trail intersection, but they do lack dog bowls so if you are bringing your dog make sure to bring along a bowl. Catalina State Park is located at: 11570 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ, US 85737. Catalina State Park charges an entry fee of $7 per vehicle(1-4 people) with an additional $3 fee for each additional person in the vehicle over 4; they charge $3 for those who come in on foot or on bike. Catalina State Park has over 500 acres for hikers and their furry companions to explore. The park is made up of foothills, canyons, and streams; with plenty of paths for hiking, biking, walking, and birding. Just remember your dog must always be on leash.

On-Leash Parks

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A markerAgua Caliente Park -
12325 East Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749, USA
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B markerRillito River Park -
4200 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
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C markerCatalina State Park -
11570 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85737, USA
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    • misty103 profile image

      misty103 2 years ago

      I am glad you enjoyed the hub

    • oliversmum profile image

      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      Misty103 Hi. What a wonderful idea that you can wander thru these beautiful places as a family,which includes your pet, plus you have so many pet friendly parks, which is a bonus. Thank you for sharing. Thumbs up. :) :)