The Foothills Community Dog Park is a section of the Foothills Community Park in Boulder, Colorado. Parking for vehicles is available in the main park's spacious lot which is just a short walk from the dog park. The park is a designated area for exercising dogs off-leash. It is a two-acre space which has been divided into two parts. There is one-and-a-half acres for large breed dogs and a separate half an acre for small dogs.
The dog park is fenced with waist-high fencing and it is surrounded by very scenic, open countryside backed by gently sloping hills which graduate to larger mountains. The Foothills Community Dog Park is surfaced with grass and dirt. Surface conditions vary depending on the weather. The dog park is completely open to the elements. There are no trees or bushes of any kind to give shade to pets. It can be dry and dusty in hot weather and muddy after rain.
There is a paved area next to the off-leash entrance where there is a small gazebo with picnic tables and bench seating for pet owners. There is also a dog-friendly water fountain in both the large and the small dog sections. Owners are fully responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and poop bags are not supplied so bring your own. Extra entertainment is sometimes provided by the prairie dogs which often burrow in the off-leash area. Boulder authorities do not permit an owner to exercise more than four dogs at any one time.
Owners must not leave their dogs unattended in the off-leash area. All dogs using the Foothills Community Dog Park must be correctly licensed by the Boulder City authorities and have their vaccinations up to date. Pet owners should also be aware that the Foothills Community Dog Park is in a natural area where there may be dangerous wildlife present. The Boulder authorities have precautionary advice on mountain lions and bears, both of which are known to reside in the surrounding areas.