In the list below, for your convenience, we’ve featured 10 of the best dog parks in Colorado.
1. Lowry Dog Park (Denver)
Lowry Dog Park is located on South Yosemite Way and East 4th Place in Denver, CO. The park is a designated off-leash area for dogs to play in and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The terrain is mostly dirt/sand and can become quite dry and dusty in summer, or wet and muddy in winter.
The park is separated into two areas – one for high energy dogs and one for dogs with less energy. Dog bag dispensers are provided at the park – please use them to clean up after your dog, and feel free to re-stock the dispensers if you have extra bags. Please ensure your dog is spayed/neutered, licensed, and has a current rabies vaccine.
2. Bear Creek Dog Park (Colorado Springs)
Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, CO, is a designated off-leash, 25-acre park where pups can play, socialize, and exercise. There’s a separate 2-acre area for dogs under 25 pounds, with the rest of the space open to dogs of all shapes and sizes. Both enclosures are fully fenced and include water stations and waste disposal areas.
Bear Creek Dog Park is incredibly spacious and includes numerous walking trails and pathways, as well as a creek. There are also nearby restrooms. Please ensure that your dog is on a leash when you enter and leave the park, and clean up their waste immediately.
3. Grandview Dog Park (Aurora)
Grandview Dog Park in Aurora, CO covers over five acres of space for pups to run and play. The park is open from dawn to dusk and is located adjacent to the Quincy Reservoir. Grandview Dog Park includes drinking water for dogs (turned off in winter), bag stations, waste receptacles, and secure entry and exit gates.
The park features a separate area for small dogs. Please follow the rules posted at the park, and ensure you pick up after your dog. Keep your dog on a leash until you enter the park, and leash them again before you leave. Please make sure your dog is healthy and not exhibiting signs of aggression.
4. Spring Canyon Dog Park (Fort Collins)
The Spring Canyon Dog Park is inside the Spring Canyon Community Park in Fort Collins, CO. The park is 2-3 acres in size and is a fully enclosed, designated off-leash area for dogs. Spring Canyon Dog Park includes a smaller fenced area for shy or small dogs, as well as drinking water for both pets and their owners.
Please follow the rules posted outside Spring Canyon Dog Park – clean up after your dog using the bags and waste receptacles provided. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and puppies under four months of age are not allowed inside the park.
5. Forsberg Dog Park (Lakewood)
Forsberg Park is a large open space in Lakewood, CO, with many amenities including bicycle paths, picnic tables, and the Forsberg Dog Park. The dog park is fully enclosed, has a spacious parking lot, and is close to permanent restrooms. There are also walking trails and benches.
Please supervise your dog during your visit to Forsberg Dog Park, clean up their waste, and fill in any holes they dig. Don’t bring your dog to the park if they have a history of aggressive behavior. All dogs must be leashed when entering or leaving the park.
6. Kennedy Dog Park (Denver)
Kennedy Dog Park covers almost three acres of designated off-leash space for dogs and their owners. Located in Denver, CO, the park has a mostly dirt surface and was recently revamped to include more secure perimeter fencing.
The park is separated into two fenced sections – a high and a low energy area. There is no running water, so make sure you bring your own for you and your pup. Parking for the park is available at the Kennedy soccer fields. Make sure your dog is leashed when you enter and leave the dog park.
7. Rampart Dog Park (Colorado Springs)
Another dog park in Colorado Springs, CO, is Rampart Dog Park. Rampart Dog Park is a large open space that’s fully enclosed and designated for off-leash adventures. The park is flat and features water spigots and drinking water for pups, as well as mulch hills and benches where you can sit to watch your pup.
Rampart Dog Park is a great place for your pup to work on their agility skills – there are fun objects and obstacles built into the landscape that are great for playing on. Make sure you clean up your dog’s waste and supervise them at all times.
Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) is one of the largest and most popular dog parks in the United States. The park covers over 100 acres and is situated in beautiful prairie land, with fields of short grass and the picturesque Cherry Creek running through the park. The park has a designated parking area and can get quite busy on weekends.
The DOLA at Cherry Creek State Park is open every day from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. You must bring a leash and waste bags and display a valid dog off leash pass. Please leash your dog for entry and exit of the park.
9. Berkeley Dog Park (Denver)
Berkeley Dog Park is located inside Berkeley Lake Park on Sheridan and West 46th in Denver, CO. The park has a mostly gravel surface, is fully enclosed, and has separate areas for high and low energy pups. There is ample parking at this large dog park, waste bags are available, and there are also benches to sit on.
Other pets besides dogs are not permitted inside Berkeley Dog Park. Dogs with a history of aggression are not allowed to visit the park, nor are dogs that are too young to be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs must display current rabies vaccination tags.
10. Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park (Colorado Springs)
Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park is a smaller dog park in Colorado Springs, CO, but there’s still plenty of space for your pup to have a great time. This designated off-leash dog park features is fully enclosed and is well maintained. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the park.
Please clean up after your dog, ensure that their vaccinations are current, and don’t bring a dog who is known to act aggressively. Ensure your dog is on a leash when you enter and leave the park.
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