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Your dogs are welcome to DTPHX

Downtown has gone to the dogs

and we're not complaining.

As Downtown Phoenix continues to evolve as a vibrant neighborhood where people want to live, work, play and learn, a dog-park has become an in-demand amenity. With more and more residents moving in, our four-legged friends are on the rise, too.

So, the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Partnership, supported by funding from PetSmart Charities, has transformed a small patch of grass into the downtown core’s first-ever dog park:

THE THELDA WILLIAMS PAW-PUP PARK

The temporary canine activation is located on the northeast corner of Jefferson Street and Third Avenue next to City Council Chambers. Just because it’s temporary doesn’t mean it won’t be here for long. In fact, the park will likely stay as long as the park is well-utilized, and owners are respectful of the park and maintain it.

Where: 200 W. Jefferson (west of the Phoenix City Council chambers) Park hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Extended summer hours are in effect through Augus