The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks Board have adopted this policy in an afford to protect your dog’s health and safety on high temperature days. Under PCC 24-53 (Failure to Comply), violators could be subject to a Class One Misdemeanor that could include a fine of up to $2,500 and six months in jail.
Protect your pets and your family while hiking this summer by following the law and keeping some basic safety tips in mind.
Safety Tips For Summer Hiking in Arizona
Adapted from Phoenix Fire Department Public Affairs, (602) 534-0953
- If you have medical conditions, discuss them with your health care provider before hiking.
- Plan your hike.
- Hike in groups of two or more.
- Tell a friend or family member where you will be hiking and when you plan to return.
- Let slower hikers walk in front, and pace the group to their speed.
- Stay on marked trails.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Carry plenty of water and drink it constantly, even if you do not feel thirsty.
- Avoid dehydrating beverages like coffee and alcohol before hiking.
- Wear proper clothing and carry the essentials, such as:
- Lightweight, lightly-colored clothing
- Proper shoes
- Cell phone
- Energy bar