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Dog Park Locations and Amenities

East Boulder Dog Park - 5660 Sioux Dr.

Fenced area for both large and small dogs. There is a concrete barrier in the lake that some dogs are able to climb.

  • Large area is about 1.5 acres.
  • Small area is about .45 acres.
  • There is limited water access to a small lake.

Foothills Dog Park - 800 Cherry Ave.

Two acre fenced park with a separate areas for both small and large dogs.

  • Large area is about 1.6 acres
  • Small area is about .5 acres

Howard Heuston Off-leash Dog Area - 34th & Iris, then south to O'Neal Parkway

  • Please note this as an 'off-leash dog area' and has different rules than a 'dog park'.
  • Voice and Sight Control area is designated north of the partial fence only.
  • The remainder of the park is leash law.
  • The size of the Voice and Sight area is about 1.25 acres.

Valmont Dog Park - approx 5300 Valmont - currently closed

Fenced area for both large and small dogs.

  • Large area is about 3 acres.
  • Small area is about .25 acres.
  • It is a dog park at Valmont City Park .
  • A water spigot is available seasonally.

Construction is happening at Valmont City Park causing the dog park to be closed starting Monday, May 3. City staff will complete deferred maintenance, so the park will be closed to keep humans and dogs safe. It’s anticipated to be closed through August.

The parking lot on the north side of Valmont will be closed due to the construction.

Know before you go...

Information and questions: Animal Protection, Rules and Regulations

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!

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.

Dog parks are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Dogs in city parks - in general : dogs are allowed in most areas of Boulder city, community and neighborhood parks on a leash. Areas where dogs are not allowed, such as sports complexes, signs stating the restrictions are posted.

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