Nestled among the suburbs of Denver, Dove Valley is a quiet residential community just off the Interstate 25 corridor. Pets and their people who live in Dove Valley enjoy the perks of a tight-knit community with seemingly endless pet-friendly amenities within a short distance! Although Dove Valley is short on Fido-friendly features of its own, the neighboring towns of Centennial, Parker and Aurora have lots of woofderful places and services. There are 14 animal clinics two miles away in Centennial alone!
For outdoor fun, local dogs love Dove Valley Regional Park! With tons of grassy play areas and a one-mile walking path, you and your leashed dog will have plenty of space to get some exercise together! Dove Valley Regional Park also has lots of trees, a covered picnic area, sand volleyball courts and a playground.
When you and Fido are tuckered out from your adventure in the park, head to Aurora’s Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom for a fur-iendly dining experience! Just three miles from Dove Valley, this yummy pizzeria welcomes leashed dogs at their outdoor seating area!
With nearly 300 days of sunshine, pawsome amenities and woofderful parks nearby, local and visiting dogs give Dove Valley two paws up!
Get back to nature with just a short drive from Dove Valley in Centennial’s Ecological Park neighborhood! About two miles from Dove Valley, this neighborhood’s 25-acre Cherry Creek Ecological Park is an unspoiled natural space that you and your leashed pup can navigate with the Cherry Creek Trail! You and Fido will love exploring the banks of Cherry Creek, sniffing around in the woods, rolling in the grass and relaxing at the picnic tables. If you stay on the trail and head south, you’ll pass under the East Broncos Parkway Bridge to the 107-acre Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space. There’s more hiking to be done there, as the trail makes several loops throughout this beautiful forested park that’s dotted with grassy fields.
There’s pawsome adventure close to home in Parker’s Cottonwood neighborhood, about four miles from Dove Valley! Leash up your pup and hop on the Cherry Creek Trail that winds through this quiet residential neighborhood and follow the path to Cottonwood Park East! This woofderful community park has wide open grassy spaces perfect for playtime with your four-legged friend. Kiddos also love this park for its playground. Follow the trail to the park’s southwest corner and take in the views of Cherry Creek and the forested creek bottom around it. There are several single-track nature trails that spur off the Cherry Creek Trail here, where you and your pup can really explore! Across the creek, you and your pup will find more fun at Cottonwood Park West!
If your pup loves to socialize with furry friends, check out Parker’s Baxter Drive/ Clarke Farms Drive neighborhood, about five miles from Dove Valley! This neighborhood is home to a furrific complex, the USMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park and Westcreek Disc Golf Course! Unclip the leash and watch your pooch have the time of their life in the five-acre fully enclosed grassy dog park. If you really feel like challenging your furry pal, see how they do on the agility course! Small dogs enjoy this park too, as there’s a separate fenced-in area where they can play with pooches their own size. This pawsome park has a covered seating area where humans can relax, plus water fountains for thirsty pups and cleanup baggies. The Cherry Creek Trail also runs through this neighborhood and connects with Pam Daale Park and Challenger Regional Park, where leashed dogs are welcome.
Just six miles from Dove Valley, you and your dog will have a blast visiting what the locals call, “pup paradise” in Aurora’s South Parker Road/ South Fraser Street neighborhood! This area’s Cherry Creek State Park is where you’ll find the Cherry Creek Dog Off Leash Area, a 107-acre partially fenced-in haven for pooches! Start by taking a hike with your wiggly pooch on the 2.5-mile nature trail that meanders through woods and meadows. Then, take your dog to Cherry Creek to cool off! Fido will love lapping up the chilly water while taking a dip in this beautiful waterway! Leashed dogs are welcome in the rest of Cherry Creek State Park, and there’s a small fee for entry. Annual passes are available!