Union Station is a unique, redeveloped neighborhood that is centrally located in Denver, Colorado and centered around the historic Union Station. The neighborhood is highly walkable with hotels, landmarks, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, shops, and museums throughout the neighborhood. There are even unique pet stores with treats for your canine companion such as Kriser’s Natural Pet Supply and Dog Food Denver.
When walking with your pup in the neighborhood, you and your dog will need to be prepared for various weather conditions. Winters are cold and snowy and walkways can be icy during cooler months. Have a good warm coat and footwear with good traction to make travel during this season more comfortable. Summers are warm and mostly sunny, however, severe thunderstorms can occur suddenly. Check weather forecasts to avoid storms with high winds, heavy rain, and possibly hail which can be dangerous to exposed pedestrians and their pets.
Union Station overlaps with the neighborhood referred to as LoDo and is a highly developed neighborhood near Denver’s downtown core. Skyscrapers and multi-story buildings dominate the landscape here.
The Union Station neighborhood is centered around the Union Station and is generally agreed to be bordered by the South Platte River on the northwest, on the northeast by 20th Street with Lawrence Street to the southeast and 14th Street to the southwest. The area has sidewalks for pedestrians which provide safe walkways for people and pets on the busy, heavily trafficked streets. Be careful crossing roads and keep your dog securely leashed.
There are walking trails near the river with pedestrian bridges and a pedestrian mall known as the 16th Street Mall which is located in the area. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb. Residents of the area reside in multi-story or high rise apartment complexes.
The Railyard Dog Park is located near the river. This off-leash, dedicated dog park provides enclosed separate areas for larger, high energy dogs and smaller, or senior, low energy dogs. The park is dirt-surfaced and has shade areas, benches, and a water fountain. This makes a great park to relax and play in!