The city of Cherry Hills Village is located just outside the southern border of Denver, Colorado. It was named after a grove of cherry trees near the original town site. This affluent community is home to several country clubs and outdoor recreational spaces. They take good care of these lovely parks and trails, as they do their dogs! When there are so many pretty areas around town to take a walk, keeping your doggo healthy and happy is a breeze.
One of the pawpular places to check out is Three Pond Park, just off of South Colorado Boulevard. This park features some walking trails that wind around three small ponds. There are plenty of shade trees and grassy areas that your dog will love to dig his toes into. Leashed dogs are welcome of course, as long as they stay leashed and get picked up after.
If you want to continue the adventure, from Three Pond Park you can access the High Line Canal Trail. This trail totals 71 miles, between the town of Aurora and Roxborough State Park in Littleton. It follows along the canal that keeps Denver watered. The trail alternates between paved and natural surfaces. On your travels you’ll find more parks with amenities. Leashed dogs are welcome!
With all of the pet-friendly places to explore, Cherry Hills Village is sure to get your pup’s tail wagging!
In the Cherry Hills Village City Center, the John Meade Park is where people like to get together and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. It’s Cherry Hills Village’s largest and most central park, with plenty of open, natural green space. The walkways that meander through the park are great for a leisurely stroll with your dog or a heart pumping jog. There are plenty of grassy areas that are great for picnicking with a view of the pond, so why not pack a lunch? This natural park has limited amenities, so be sure to bring your own supplies, including doggy waste bags and treats. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this park.
In the neighboring town of Englewood, you can find another puppy paradise! It’s in the Duncan Park neighborhood, under a 10 minute drive from Cherry Hills Village, that you can find the Duncan Park Off-Leash Dog Area. Here you and your dog can play fetch and make some new furry friends. This park welcomes dogs to run and play off-leash, but be aware that the area is not fenced in. Other features include a doggy drinking fountain, restrooms, playgrounds and paved pathways. After working up an appetite, head over to Frank the Pizza King right nearby. At this restaurant you can enjoy your meal next to your canine companion at one of the outdoor dog friendly tables.
The Southwest Englewood neighborhood of Englewood is the proud home of Cornerstone Park, just west of Cherry Hills Village. This park has something in it for everyone, including the family dog! Features of this park include sports fields, mini-golf, a splash pad, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a mile of walking trails. There is plenty of open space to roam around and let your pupper sniff and play on. For some off-leash fun, head over to the Englewood Canine Corral, in the northwest corner of Cornerstone park. Here you can find drinking water for the dogs, waste bags, and a porta-potty for the humans. Within the fenced area, you’ll find wood chips for ground coverage, shade trees, and even agility equipment! Dogs need to stay leashed when they’re not inside the fenced area.
Just a 15 minute drive southeast of Cherry Hills Village lies the town of Greenwood Village. This town is just 15 minutes away, and has some more great places to explore with your pooch. To start your day off right, head over to the Early Bird Restaurant. Here you can enjoy brunch in a casual artsy atmosphere with your best pal. The outdoor gated patio welcomes dogs! After brunch, head over to Westlands Park, on South Quebec Street. In this 25 acre park, you and your dog are sure to love the walking trails that circle around a pond. There is plenty of play equipment to be found here, along with shaded picnic tables and great views. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as they get picked up after.
One of the main attraction in the area is Cherry Creek State Park, which can be accessed from the Meadow Hill neighborhood of Aurora, just a 15 minute drive east of Cherry Hills Village. The park is surrounding a 880 acre reservoir, and features a natural prairie environment of rolling hills and meadows. On offer are outdoor recreational facilities for picnicking, camping, and more! Possibly the best part is the sprawling 107 acre off-leash dog area. Here your pup can enjoy some socialization, romp around like a wild dog on the trails, and cool off in the Cherry Creek. If you go during the peak hours, there may be a wait time. Doggy drinking water and waste bags are available at the front gate. Dogs need to stay leashed while not inside the fenced area, but are welcome to enjoy the natural wonderland of Cherry Creek State Park along with you.