Is Fido getting restless? Does he need someplace to play, get his energy out and meet new friends at the same time? Then you may want to check out some of the dog parks near the McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate area. My dogs love to go to Chaparral Dog Park on Hayden and Chaparral Road. This park is safe, well maintained, spacious and clean. There are actually 3 areas for dogs to roam and play. One is for active dogs, another for passive dogs and third that is always closed for re-growth, but they rotate. That way, there is always grass. There is even a small obstacle course for the dogs to play on, as my dogs do. There are water fountains for the dogs to drink from and plenty of clean-up bags and garbage cans to dump them in.
There is also plenty of seating for the doggie owners to sit and chat. I have actually met many people while at the park and most owners take responsibility for their dogs, eliminating fights before they start and cleaning up quickly after Rover. I even know of a couple who met at this park and later got married!
Another park to visit near the McDowell Mountain Ranch Homes for Sale is Horizon Park Off-Leash area. It’s not as big or spacious as Chaparral park without the separated areas, but it is a little more convenient to the North Scottsdale area. It also has drinking fountains for the dogs ( and humans), is well maintained and has a lot of clean-up bags and garbage cans. This park is a good alternative if it is closer to your home and you are short on time. Either way, your dog will thank you for taking him!