Parks/Off-Leash Areas

Denver currently has ten off-leash parks for your doggie enjoyment. We will continue to develop specific information on each park.
Denver Parks:

  • Barnum Dog Park – Hooker and West 5th
  • Berkeley Dog Park – Sheridan and West 46th
  • Fuller Dog Park – Franklin and East 29th
  • Green Valley Ranch East Dog Park – Jebel and East 45th
  • Josephine Dog Park – Colfax and Josephine
  • Kennedy Dog Park – Hampden and South Dayton
  • Lowry Dog Park – Sports Blvd and Yosemite Way – NEW
  • Parkfield Regional Dog Park – 53rd and Chambers – NEW
  • Railyard Dog Park – 19th and Bassett
  • Stapleton Dog Park – East 24th Ave and Syracuse St.

For a link to Google Maps click here.

For a printable flyer, click here: Parks and Rec Off-Leash Flyer and Map

Dog Off-Leash Enclosure Rules and Regulations (from Denver Parks and Rec):

  • Off-leash dog area will be open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week unless closed for maintenance
  • Enter at your own risk
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the enclosure.
  • Handlers assume full responsibility for their dogs
  • Handlers must dispose of dog feces properly and immediately
  • Dogs must be supervised and under handlers’ control at all times
  • Dogs must have current rabies tag and Denver dog license (for Denver residents)
  • Dogs must be spayed or neutered, or have a current Denver intact permit (for Denver residents)
  • Dogs must be accompanied by a person 18 years or older
  • No children under 12 years of age in the enclosures; children 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • No aggressive dogs, no pitbulls, no female dogs in heat, no ill dogs
  • No human food (dog treats OK)
  • No toys, chairs, water dishes or trash left behind

Any bite, attack, violations, or problems must be immediately reported to the Denver Division of Animal Control located at 678 South Jason Street, 303-698-0076. In case of emergency, call Denver Police at 911.

Parks/Off-Leash Areas


    1. Emily Frazee says:

      Denver should consider implementing a program whereby dog owners can submit their dog to a “voice command” test, pay a registration fee and be allowed to have the dog off leash in city parks. I believe Boulder has this program. It is really unfortunate that I cannot EVER play fetch with my black lab because when I do, I have to pay an $80 fee. I would gladly pay this fee once per year to have her registered as a certified voice-command dog. Could be a new revenue stream for the city and make this place a nicer place to live.

    2. Brad M says:

      I agree with Emily. My girlfriend’s dog is a fully trained guide dog, and as such is fully voice command trained, docile, and doesn’t like other dogs. Going to the dog park just involves the dog sniffing around and doing nothing because she doesn’t want to play with other dogs (that and the gravel/bark doesn’t feel good). When we look for places for her to run-run-run or splash-splash-splash in a creek or river we either find extortion (high use fees) or ‘no-dogs-allowed’ off leash signs. We’ve found a couple of possibilities, and one involves driving from Englewood to Longmont!

    3. Hannes says:

      Please stop complaining about off leash rules, that will never change. Instead, be a little bit less lazy and drive 20 minutes to one of the multiple gigantic off leash areas in our immediate vicinity. WE HAVE MOUNTAINS!

    4. Blake Larson says:

      My girlfriend and I received a ticket the other day at Eisenhower Park. Honestly more than 50% of the people in the park have their dogs off lease and this is a very conservative estimate, I believe it is a much larger percentage. This park is massive and has more than enough room to facilitate a fenced offleash area. Does anyone know the process with Denver Parks and Rec to create a dog park in an existing park or if it has ever been done?


    5. Denver DOG says:

      Unfortunately, adding new dog parks right now is difficut because of lack of city funding. The best thing you can do is write to the head of Parks and Rec and your city council members with recommendations as to where you think a dog park would be appropriate. Check out our Civic Action page for more details on how to figure out who your councilman (woman) is.

    6. Susan says:

      I am trying to get the City Of Lakewood to open more dog parks. We have ONE way out on Green Mountain. There is currently a moratorium on creating any new ones and I have not exactly been encouraged to get involved. Any ideas on how to organize Lakewood dog owners?

    7. Susan, is currently building a community on Facebook. You can post a comment on our Facebook page I know it is a little small but hopefully it can serve as a resource for you. We also have a map of other parks near Forsberg Iron Spring Dog Park so at least you might find an alternative. Wish we could help more!

    8. Ami says:

      Denver needs to designate small and large dog parks PERIOD. My 8lb dog, who generally loves and plays hard in the dog park, was brutally attacked there, and their people did nothing to stop it. Hundreds of and bruises on both of us later… and I am pissed. I spent the night in the vet with my pomapoo getting a torn ligament, cuts, and a bruised spirit.

      If there is going to be no distinction between dog sizes in the parks, then it NEEDS to be regulated. People who do not have voice command over their dogs, should not have access to these parks. It is unsafe, and frankly, I am going to start reporting every single aggressive dog I see in one. So if that is your dog, take it to the mountains. I am coming for you.

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