Broomfield, Colorado is a city with an exceptional amount of parks and trails. In fact, for every 1,000 persons in the area, there is 16 acres of available outdoor space! So whether you're looking to enjoy a peaceful stroll in the park, or take on a strenuous hiking trail, there's bound to be something you and Fido can enjoy together.
If you're looking to take your pooch off-leash, there's the Broomfield County Commons Dog Park. Complete with water fountains and fenced-in small and large dog areas, locals love how wide open the play space is.
All the Broomfield Parks are open from 5am-11pm daily. Emerald Park is a town favorite, featuring playgrounds and basketball courts, as well as a horseshoe pit, playground, and trails with stream access. If you're looking for something with more space, there's Highland Park. Coming in at 24 acres, Highland Park offers picnic shelters and an open grass area for leashed dogs.
Want to hit the trails? Dog-friendly routes in the area are abundant. Try the South Boulder Creek Trail, a 3-mile trail which provides stunning mountain views and wildlife sightings. Need something longer? A moderate, 12-mile trail called the Broomfield/Louisville Loop offers stopping spots through downtown areas and unique scenic views, such a massive pumpkin farm.
Located about 15 minutes east of Broomfield is Northglenn, and your pup is sure to bark in appreciation if you take him to the city’s Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park. This bark park offers two separate sections: one for smaller, shyer dogs and another for bigger, more social dogs. Either way, your pet is sure to feel comfortable in his surroundings. The park offers water during the summer, but you have to bring your own during the winter, as water is shut off. There’s plenty of room for your pet to run around and make new fur-iends, and the area is entirely fenced in so that you don’t have to worry! This is an off-leash dog park.