Ask anyone with a dog, and they’ll likely have a favorite dog park. Coloradans, who have a reputation of enjoying the outdoors, are especially fond of spending time with their dogs outside. Lyndsey Kauth, a recent Colorado transplant, said that dog parks are a must for her puppy.
“We have a puppy with lots of energy!” Kauth said, “The best part about a dog park is the large open space for our dog to run without a leash. It’s an open space to wear him out and it makes for one happy pup. He also loves interacting with other doggie friends.”
Whether you’re hitting the mountains for the weekend, or the city is more your jam, you’ll find numerous spots to get outside and enjoy the Colorado sunshine with your pup and other dog lovers.
Colorado boasts multiple dog parks in every city; but there are a few that really shine.
According to Denver Parks and Recreation, there are 12 off-the-leash parks in the Denver Metro area.
If you’re interested in a little more space, multiple sites rated Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Park as the best park in the area. With 70-acres to roam and ponds and trails, you’ll have plenty of space and fun to justify the $12 day pass fee.
Popular website, Rover, touts Bear Creek Dog Park as the top rated dog park in the Pikes Peak region. In fact, Bear Creek Dog Park is frequently considered the top dog park in the state. Features include an entirely fenced in 25-acre area, a creek, and separate areas for senior dogs, small dogs, and athletic dogs.
With a beach sectioned off specifically for dogs, you can make a whole day out of playing and swimming at Union Reservoir Nature Area. Heads up, there is a daily park fee, but this is one of the few places in the state where you can have your dog off-leash in a beach area.
If you’re looking for year round stunning views, Breckenridge’s Carter Dog Park is the perfect spot. Enjoy the grass area and trails in the summer, and warm up under the heated pavilion in the winter.
Canyon View Dog Park is conveniently located off of I-70, to service all travelers along the western part of the state.
For additional information including helpful reviews of dog parks all over Colorado, check out Bring Fido and the blog at Rover. Kauth said Rover is her go-to site for new dog parks and the pictures are an extra bonus for her kids to be able to visualize where they are going.
Because we know you’re the coolest type of dog owners, we probably don’t need to remind you, but please abide by all dog park rules and regulations.
After a full day of socializing and exercise we’re certain your dog would love to chill out in their cozy Kustom Kennel. It’ll be the perfect spot for relaxing after a day together outside.