Dogs in city parks
Dogs are allowed in most areas of Boulder's city, community and neighborhood parks on a leash. Areas where dogs are not allowed, such as Valmont Bike Park, have signs stating restrictions at the park. Dogs are allowed off-leash at dog parks - see information below.
City ordinances do apply in dog parks.
All dog parks are within the city limits of Boulder and city ordinances are enforced. Leash laws do apply to all areas as you approach or exit the dog parks, whether walking home or to your parked vehicle (think of your dog's safety and protection). Aggressive animals are prohibited and should not be brought to dog parks. In all areas, guardians are responsible for picking up and removing pet excrement. This is not only the law, but helps to keep dog parks clean, water sources uncontaminated, and your shoes free of unwanted smells! See Rules and Manners for more information.
It is your responsibility to respect other park patrons and their dogs. Some people may be training their dogs, some may be recovering from an injury, some may be young dogs unaccustomed to groups of dogs, etc. Regardless of fenced areas or not, you are expected to be attentive and be able to control your dogs' behavior. Dog parks not only allow social interactions between people and their pets, but also a place to train in order to safely use Voice and Sight areas in the city system. Whether it's on the trail or in the dog park, you are responsible for you and your dog's behavior.