Northglenn is a metropolitan city right along the western border of Thorton, and 12 miles north of Denver. Surrounded by large cities, the area provides a nice suburban area for commuters and residents. Thanks to its much smaller town status, the town can dedicate a lot more time and resources to maintaining the public parks and trails in the city, all of which are dog-friendly.
The Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park is the gem of the area for dog-walkers, thanks to its lush landscape and fenced-in area. Dogs can enjoy separate areas for larger and smaller pups, with access to a water spigot, clean-up stations, and double-gated entrances. There are also shaded sitting areas and large trees scattered through the park that provide lots of shade, nighttime lights, and benches.
The Northwest Open Space is a large area with 83 acres of land that features a multi-sport complex, dense forests, trails, and grassy fields. The best part about the park is that dogs are allowed to run around off their leashes, as long as they stay under voice command. Pups can play in the fenced-in baseball fields and tennis courts, or walk on the .7-mile paved path.
There are four animal hospitals inside the city, along with plenty of sidewalks and open space, allowing for you and your pup to walk anywhere in Northglenn.