Denver Dog Parks (Off-Leash)

by Dick Oakes
www.phantomranch.NET

Updated: October 3, 2019

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Many off-leash dog parks in the Denver, Colorado area are part of multi-use parks. This means that you must be considerate of others. ~Dick Oakes.

This site details fenced dog parks only (with one exception).

The rules for most parks are: Jack

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ARVADA

AURORA

BOULDER

BRIGHTON

BROOMFIELD

CASTLE ROCK

CENTENNIAL

COMMERCE CITY

CONIFER

DENVER

ENGLEWOOD

GOLDEN

HIGHLANDS RANCH

LAFAYETTE

LITTLETON

LOUISVILLE

NORTHGLENN

PARKER

THORNTON

WESTMINSTER

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A DAY AT THE DOG PARK

Prep List

  1. Think about whether you dog is park material – meaning, does he like new environments? How is he around other dogs? What about new sounds?
  2. Coordinate a pre-dog park playdate with a few other wel-behaved dogs used to the concept.
  3. Do some reconnaissance on local dog parks to make sure they're well maintained, don't have hazards, and aren't full of weeds and debris.
  4. Plan your initial visits when the park isn't too crowded.

Petiquette

  1. Be sure to take your dog's leash off before he joins in to play and explore.
  2. Pay attention because situations can change in an instant, and never, ever, not for even a moment leave your dog alone and unsupervised.
  3. Stay in the correct section of the dog park is divided into size-appropriate areas so the risk of injuries between small and large dogs is minimized.
  4. Pick up after your dog as it is just good manners and helps the spread of disease.
  5. Learn to recognize body language and watch for signs something is brewing with your dog or fellow canines who approach him.
  6. Leave the dog park if it's best for you and your dog – even if another dog or owner is the problem.

Faux Paws

  1. Don't take you dog to a dog park until they're at least 16-weeks old and have their vaccinations.
  2. Dont bring your dog's toys to avoid any aggressive behaviors or protective tendencies – plus things can disappear.
  3. Don't text, make calls, pop on social media, or do anything else that makes you distracted.
  4. Don't bring a hyperactive dog to the dog park without first trying to expend some energy – say by taking him for a walk or a jog.
  5. Don't take an aggressive dog to a dog park in the hopes he'll socialize – he won't, and you'll be taking a big risk.
  6. Dont get in the middle of a dog fight if one breaks out. Instead, make loud noises to try to interrupt them. If loud noises don't work, try squirting the dogs with water. Never attempt to break up a fight by grabbing the dogs by their collars or by getting any part of yourself in between them. Touching dogs while they're fighting can result in "redirected aggression" where a dog may bite you because he thinks you are part of the conflict.

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West Arvada Dog Park



Bicentennial Park Off-Leash Dog Area


Cherry Creek State Park Dog Park


Grandview Park Dog Park


Lowry Dog Park


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East Boulder Community Park Dog Park


Foothills Community Park Dog Park


Valmont Dog Park


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Happy Tails Dog Park


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Broomfield Commons Dog Park


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Meadows Dog Park


Fairgrounds Regional Park Dog Park


Glendale Farm Open Space Dog Park


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David A. Lorenz Regional Park Bark Park


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First Creek Dog Park


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Beaver Ranch Bark Park


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Berkeley Lake Dog Park


Dog Park at Josephine Gardens


Fuller Park Dog Park


Green Valley Ranch East Dog Park


Jason Street Dog Park


Kennedy Dog Park


Parkfield Dog Park


Railyard Dog Park


Stapleton Dog Park (aka Greenway Park Dog Park)


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Canine Corral Dog Park


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Homer's Run Dog Park


Tony Grampsas Dog Park


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Digger's Dog Park


Fido's Field Dog Park


Hound Hill Dog Park


Rover's Run Dog Park


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Great Bark Dog Park


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Chatfield State Park Dog Park


Wynetka Ponds Bark Park


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Community Park Dog Park


Davidson Mesa Open Space Dog Park


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Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park


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Bayou Gulch Regional Park Dog Park


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Trail Winds Dog Park


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Big Dry Creek Dog Park


Little Dry Creek Dog Park


Westminster Hills Dog Park


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ARVADA

AURORA

BOULDER

BRIGHTON

BROOMFIELD

CASTLE ROCK

CENTENNIAL

COMMERCE CITY

CONIFER

DENVER

ENGLEWOOD

GOLDEN

HIGHLANDS RANCH

LAFAYETTE

LITTLETON

LOUISVILLE

NORTHGLENN

PARKER

THORNTON

WESTMINSTER

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