Wellington is a town in Colorado set in a scenic area with multiple lakes and magnificent sky views. It's located 5,200 feet above sea level in the northeastern corner of Larimer County, where Highway 1 and Interstate 25 intersect. This is a small town with a friendly community, a pet-friendly café, and some public parks available for catching up with your morning exercise routine or just taking a mindful stroll with your dog. However, no need to travel for hours to find a decent pet care facility or a local veterinarian -- you have a choice of three clinics right in town! Fort Collins, just south of Wellington, and its pet-friendly neighborhoods will welcome you and Fido as well.
Centennial Park in the heart of Wellington is one of a few public parks in town where you can enjoy a leashed walk with your favorite furry buddy. There’s also a membership-only dog park near Wellington Veterinary Hospital, but locals note this isn't the best place for pups to play off-leash. If you and your hound get hungry, get yourselves comfortable at Wellington Grill, a local joint with outdoor tables and happy hour food offers!
You and Fido will fall head over paws for Wellington and its surrounding areas!
Hickory Village is one of the northern neighborhoods of Fort Collins overlooking Soft Gold Park and Magpie Meander Natural Area to the west. Small and triangular, the community is almost entirely occupied by residential quarters, but pooches are always welcome! Take your mutt for some off-leash fun at the 10-acre dog park within Soft Gold Park. The designated spot for pooches is perfect for making new friends and showing off Fido's speed and agility! Benches are available here, but no drinking water is provided. If you'd prefer a nice walk, the main area of the park has wonderful walking trails, but you'll have to leash Fido first.
The Silver Oaks neighborhood in the southwestern region of Fort Collins is one of the coolest places to visit with a dog in Colorado! Located right across from Spring Canyon Community Park and just north of Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, the neighborhood is a natural treasure with multiple parks and recreation areas available for hiking, camping, picnicking, and playing with Fido! Canyon Community Park and Spring Canyon Park house multiple playgrounds with expansive fields for sports and outdoor activities. If you want to let your buddy run, check out Horestooth Dog Park, offering a huge open area with a beach and tons of friendly pups!
Southridge Greens is a special neighborhood of Fort Collins, Colorado located inside the magnificent area of Fossil Creek Park. Quiet and close to nature, Southridge Greens is a perfect place to find a retreat and roam the woodlands of Fossil Creek Park. The area is centered on the pond and is home to a golf course and a dog park. The doggy spot is never empty! You might even say that the local dog owners love the place more than the pooches themselves! Join the local pups and sit back while your mutt makes some new friends. The park has everything you need: benches, grass, water fountains, and plenty of pet parents to chat with.
One of the central neighborhoods in Fort Collins, Historic Fort Collins High School borders with South College Avenue to the west and is home to Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the main local attraction. However, if you're not feeling a cultural adventure with Fido today, there’s a great dog park just behind the museum where you both can have a blast! Nice, friendly, expansive, and well-equipped, the dog park is a marvelous asset for every dog lover in Colorado. Because it's a little hidden away, this park isn't the most pawpular, but the locals often play here with their fur-babies.
Located on the southern outskirts of Fort Collins, Provincetowne is a quiet neighborhood surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and thriving Colorado wilderness. You will find Water’s Way Park within walking distance of Roberts Benson Lake. This small neighborhood park features several playgrounds, a skate park, and miles of walking trails to hit with Fido on-leash. There are benches where you can catch a breath, but no drinking water is available, even for humans. One of the reasons to keep dogs on their leash is obvious: the park is home to local wildlife, and they don't pawticularly enjoy canine intruders! Be sure to bring some waste baggies with you.