Southglenn is a large community of 45,000 residents just south of Denver, CO. Thanks to its fantastic location on the outskirts of the capital, this community has lots to offer dog owners, including several dog parks, hiking areas, pup-friendly restaurants, and nearly fifty veterinarians within five miles of town. It’s an absolutely pawesome place to live!
One popular activity nearby is the Glendale Farm Open Space Dog Park, just thirteen miles southeast of Southglenn in Castle Rock, CO. This off-leash park is seventeen acres of fully-fenced, off-leash paradise. There’s a small agility course, bathroom facilities, and lots of seating. There is also an adjacent 1.6-mile hiking path, but pups must be leashed on this trail.
Just ten minutes south, pups and their parents can find David A. Lorenz Regional Dog Park in Highlands Ranch, CO. This park is fully fenced and has two separate play areas; just be sure to bring your own water and watch out for mud -- it gets messy after a rainstorm!
Another nearby option is the Wynetka Ponds Dog Park, just twenty minutes northwest in Littleton, CO. This park has double gates for guests' convenience, as well as plenty of trash cans and doggie bags. Both water fountains and bathroom facilities are available on-site.
Be sure to take advantage of these (and many other) dog-friendly amenities available just a stone’s throw from Southglenn!
Beaver Brook Trail is located just under 30 miles away from Southglenn, but if you are looking to go on a furrific hiking adventure with your best canine friend, this is the place to bring your dog. This is a slightly difficult trail with lots of rocky spaces, but the ruff terrain is well worth it when you look up and see the beautiful mountains! The trail is never very crowded, but you'll undoubtedly find other dogs and their parents walking here. While you are here, you'll need to keep your dogs on-leash, and make sure to clean up after them to keep the trail nice and tidy.
Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area is 5 miles from Southglenn, and it is more than worth the drive. First, it is an off-leash area, so you can let your dog run free and play. There are two large swimming ponds with multiple access points for Fido to get his paws wet. Your dog can walk with you along the trails that are paved, too. You will find watering stations, cleaning stations, and plenty of places to sit under the shade of a tree. Fido will also meet lots of new fur friends to play with at this pawesome park!
If you go just 12 miles from Southglenn, you will find Lowry Dog Park in Denver's Lowry neighborhood. This is a fenced-in dog park that is all wide open space. You can play fetch with one of the many balls on the property, or bring Fido’s own toys to share with his new fur friends. This park is right next to the Air Force base, so you may even get the opportunity to see the planes land and take off. The downside is that there are no water lines, so you will need to bring your own water for you and your dog.
If you're up for a drive -- just fifteen miles, so it’s hardly a road trip! -- you could check out Cherry Creek State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. It encompasses a huge 100-acre area, and includes trails for you to hike and explore, all off-leash! There’s a creek for Fido to splash around in if he gets too hot while he’s playing. If the saying, “A park is only as good as its environment,” has any truth to it, then you will love how magical this one is! This is the pawfect place to enjoy a day in the great outdoors with your best furry friend.
Fifteen miles away from Southglen, you will find Forsberg-Iron Spring Dog Park. It has two separate dog areas for Fido to play in. One has a little bit more terrain and can be harder to run in. The other is a nice, flat, open space that is pawfect to play fetch in. There are water stations here that are open in the summer, but you’ll need to bring your own water in the winter. The seating area is in just the right place, so you can keep a close eye on Fido while he romps and runs with his new friends. Bring a book and make a day of it!