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In response to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order on 6/29/2020 the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department will make the following adjustments to our Recreation Reopening plan:

  • The Red Mountain Center will be closed beginning June 30, 2020 through at least July 27, 2020.  Memberships will be suspended during this closure. Aster Aging Senior services will not be available onsite.
  • Public pools will reduce public swim capacities and enforce increased social distancing measures to follow the Executive Order. Swimming lessons and fitness lap swim will continue as scheduled.
  • Summer Camp programs will continue to operate as they meet capacity and social distancing requirements.
  • The Mesa Tennis Center will limit its capacity to no more than 50 people.
  • Sports field rentals will continue to operate facilitating team practices only and will require compliance of social distancing requirements.

The City of Mesa will continue to evaluate and respond to Executive Orders to ensure the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. Please visit  www.mesaparks.com for the most up to date information on all programs and facilities.

 

Face Coverings in Mesa required beginning Monday, June 22 at 8 am - Proclamation & Frequently Asked Questions

 


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Eastmark Dog Park
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OFF-LEASH AREAS

The Parks and Recreation Department operates three off-leash areas in Mesa for you to enjoy with your dog.  Bring your dogs out for some well-deserved exercise and fun at one of Mesa’s dog parks.


Countryside Park

3130 E. Southern

Countryside Dog Park is closed for maintenance July 14th through August 18th and will reopen August 19, 2020. During this closure, a temporary dog park west of the current Countryside Dog Park will be open (no water available).  Dog areas at Quail Run Park, 4155 E. Virginia Street, and Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S. Eastmark Parkway, will also be open.  Please keep in mind that water and seating are not available in the temporary dog park area so you will need to bring your own if desired.  Thank you for your support as we make improvements to the dog park!

Countryside Park Temporary Dog Park Map

DogParkThe off-leash area at Countryside Park includes separately fenced areas for timid dogs and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for humans and canines.
 
The Countryside Park Off-Leash Area is closed on Tuesdays and daily from 12:00-1:00pm for maintenance.

 


Eastmark Great Park

5100 S. Eastmark Parkway

Eastmark Dog ParkThe off-leash area at Eastmark Great Park includes separately fenced areas for timid dogs and active dogs, water fountain and benches.  The dog park is closed on Wednesdays and daily from 12:00-1:00pm for cleaning.

 
Eastmark Dog Park Closures

 

Date

 Section Closed

 5/27/2020  East (smallest area)
 6/10/2020  West (largest area)
 6/24/2020  Middle 
 7/8/2020  East (smallest area)
 7/22/2020  West (largest area)
 8/5/2020  Middle 
 8/19/2020  East (smallest area)
 9/2/2020  West (largest area)
 9/16/2020  Middle 
 9/30/2020  East (smallest area)
 10/14/2020  West (largest area)
 10/28/2020  Middle 
 11/11/2020  East (smallest area)
 11/25/2020  West (largest area)
 12/9/2020  Middle 
 12/23/2020  East (smallest area)

Quail Run

4155 E. Virginia

Quail Run Dog Park is closed for maintenance May 28th through July 9th and will reopen July 10, 2020. During this closure, visit our temporary dog park at Gene Autry Park, 4125 E. McKellips Road.   Dog areas at Countryside Park, 3130 E. Southern, and Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S. Eastmark Parkway, will also be open. Please keep in mind that water and seating are not available in the temporary dog park area so you will need to bring your own if desired.  Thank you for your support as we make improvements to the dog park!

Gene Autry Park Temporary Dog Park Map

Quail Run Dog ParkQuail Run offers separately fenced areas for timid dogs and more active dogs along with benches and water fountains for humans and pups.

 The dog park is closed on Thursdays and daily from 12:000-1:00pm for maintenance.

 


Doggie Do's

  • Do leash your dog unless you are in the fenced area of one of the dog parks (leash no longer than 6 ft.)  Help keep Fido in one place and not chasing after other people's Frisbees, children or picnic baskets.  Did you know that this is also an Arizona Law?

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  • Do pick up after your dog.  Who hates seeing leftovers? Especially ones that do not come in a doggie bag! Remember to be a kind neighbor and pick up after Fido when he leaves behind his mess. Bring baggies just in case!
  • Do use the disposable bag dispenser where available.  It is there for you in case you forgot to bring your own bag. Just remember to place it in the trash afterwards. Dispensers are only located in some parks and basins.  Always carry bags with you just in case!

  • Do bring water for your dog. 

  • Do have fun! The parks are here for your family to enjoy and that includes Fido. Remember to be a courteous neighbor and share the park with others who don't own dogs.
  • Do take Fido on the canal. Mesa has several basins and a canal path for you to enjoy. This is an excellent area for walks or runs with your dog. Just remember to keep him on a leash & pick up after him even on the canal paths & basins. Printable bike/ped map.
  • Do volunteer to help out!  The City of Mesa welcomes help from any volunteer individuals or groups to keep our parks clean and fun for everyone.

  • Do remove aggressive or anti-social behaving dogs from the park immediately.  All dog attacks should be immediately reported to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control at 602-506-7387. 

Doggie Don'ts

  • Don' t leave your dog unattended. You don't leave your child unattended when going to the park why would you do the same to Fido?
  • Don't leave behind your mess. That includes water bottles, food, or any other items you brought with you to the park. If you brought it in, carry it back out or dispose of it in the trash or recycling can.
  • Don't let your dog get into fights. This is why we advise you to keep your dog on his leash. The last thing you want is an injured pet.
  • Don't take your dog to the playground area. Kids & dogs - some kids love dogs, some kids are terrified of dogs. Therefore, it is best to keep all dogs away from the playground so there is no chance of a child getting bitten or scared. All Mesa parks have plenty of open spaces for your dog to frolic so please stay away from the playground.
  • Don't get fined. If a Mesa Parks Ranger, Police Officer or Animal Control Officer sees you with an unleashed dog or if you don't pick-up after him, you will be fined. Why waste that money? Just remember to keep Fido on his leash and pick up after him.

  • Don't smoke in the off leash areas.  City of Mesa dog parks are smoke-free facilities.

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