Dog Park Pond at Spring Canyon Community Park
The Parks Department is undergoing an evaluation of the dog park pond operations at Spring Canyon Community Park. We will be providing this amenity in 2020. The health and safety of the dogs and people is our primary concern. The pond water is untreated and, especially in hot weather, subject to algae blooms, which may require the closure of the pond at any time. Some kinds of algae may be harmful to pets, so always use your best judgment when deciding whether to let your pet into the pond.
The Parks Department is aware that this is the only pond in the system where dogs can legally swim and will make every effort at minimizing closure durations should they occur. We are diligently working hard to continue providing this well-loved amenity to our community and furry friends.
As we move forward into 2021, in cooperation with other internal departments, Parks will be re-evaluating the pond in its current design and discussing options for repair and/or replacement.
Thank you for your understanding. Please stay tuned for future updates online here and on social media (@ParksandRecFC).
- Dog Park Rules
- Owners must clean up after their pets.
- No aggressive dogs allowed.
- Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
- Puppies under 4 months prohibited.
- Spayed/Neutered Animals recommended.
- Leaving dogs unattended prohibited.
- Limit 3 dogs per visit.
- Dogs in heat prohibited.
- Young children must be supervised.
- Owners must carry a leash at all times.
- Please keep gates closed.
- Clean Up After Your Dog
Please be a responsible dog owner and clean up after your dog. When you help keep the park and trails clean, the next person walking though a park or along the trail will be able to enjoy their experience.
Dog waste-bag dispensers are available in all City parks and along the trail system. The bags are compostable, and there are trash cans available throughout the parks and along the trail for easy disposal.
- City Policy and Code
- Dogs and cats must be licensed. (Sec 4-31)
- Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies. (Sec 4-51)
- Owner is responsible for removal of animal waste on public property and private property (not owned by owner of pet). (Sec 4-71)
- Animals MUST be on a leash/restrained in the City, except in designated/signed areas permitting such. (4-93)
Fossil Creek Dog Park
Location: Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Ave.
Canines and owners are welcome to let go of the leashes and run freely within the fenced-in area. The park is 3/4 to one acre in size and also includes a small fenced off area for small or shy dogs. There is a drinking fountain located within the double fence at the entrance to provide water for you and your pets. Rules and regulations are posted near the entrance. There is no charge for entrance into this park.
Soft Gold Dog Park
Location: Soft Gold Neighborhood Park, 520 Hickory Street
The one-acre dog park is fenced and canines and owners are welcome to let go of the leashes and run freely within the fenced area. Rules and regulations are posted near the entrance. There is no charge for entrance to the park.
Spring Canyon Dog Park
Location: Spring Canyon Community Park, west end of Horsetooth Road
The site is a fenced 2-3 acre area where dogs are permitted to run without leashes. All regulations are posted at the site, including all animal feces are to be picked up by the dog handlers. Bags and trash cans are provided.
This popular park was developed in cooperation with the Larimer County Humane Society and gives dog owners a chance to exercise their dogs legally off-leash. Recent additions include a fenced-in area for small and shy dogs and a water fountain for you and your pet.
Twin Silo Dog Park
Location: Twin Silo Community Park, 5480 Ziegler Road
Canines and owners are welcome to let go of the leashes and run freely within the fenced-in area. The park is one-acre in size and also includes a small fenced off area for small or shy dogs. There is a drinking fountain located by the main gate to provide water for you and your pets. Rules and regulations are posted near the entrance. There is no charge for entrance into this park.
Future Dog Parks
It is the intent of Park Planning staff to build dog parks throughout the city to allow more areas where dog owners can safely allow their pets off-leash.
Dog parks are also being planned for the northeast and northwest parts of town. Their construction and completion will come about as funding and resources are made available.