The main office of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department has moved.  The new main office is located at 708 W. Baseline Road, #4, which is between Country Club Drive and Extension Road.


The Parks and Recreation Department operates two 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

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.

Notice: Countryside Dog Park will be closed for maintenance July 9th through August 20th and will reopen August 21, 2019. During this closure, a temporary dog park just west of Countryside Dog Park will be available (no water available) or visit Quail Run Dog Park at 4155 E. Virginia Street.  Please note, the temporary dog park at Countryside will be closed Tuesdays and Quail Run Dog Park closed Thursdays for maintenance. 

Countryside Park Temporary Dog Park Map [PDF]

Quail Run

4155 E. Virginia

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.

Notice: Quail Run Dog Park will be closed for maintenance May 23rd through July 4th and will reopen July 5, 2019. During this closure, Countryside Dog Park at 3130 E. Southern will be open or visit our temporary dog park on the southwest side of Gene Autry Park, 4125 E. McKellips Road.  Please note, Countryside Dog Park is closed Tuesdays and Gene Autry temporary dog park closed Thursdays for maintenance. 

Gene Autry Park Temporary Dog Park Map [PDF]

Doggie Doos

  • Do leash your dog (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?
  • 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.
  • 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 have fun! The park is there 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.

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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