The Happy Tails Dog Park can be found on the outskirts of the town of Brighton in Colorado. Ample vehicle parking is available in the dog park lot. This park is a large, enclosed area designated by the Brighton authorities specifically for the off-leash exercising of dogs. The perimeter fence is constructed from wooden trunking. Small dogs are able to escape easily through the fencing.
There is no separate section for small breeds. The off-leash area is surfaced with grass and dirt. There is a large pond in the center of the dog park where dogs can swim. The off-leash area is completely open to the elements. There are no trees or any other type of shade for dogs. The ground can get very muddy after heavy rain.
It is not permitted to leave dogs unattended in the off-leash area or anywhere else for that matter. All dogs using the facility must have the required vaccinations and license from the local authorities. Dogs under five months of age which are too young to have been vaccinated for rabies are not permitted entry into the park. Dogs which are not fully trained and responsive to voice command are also not allowed entry.
The Happy Tails Dog Park is patrolled by wardens from the Brighton Animal Control. Any pet owner found to be breaking the dog park rules will be asked to leave or could face a fine. Children under six years of age are not allowed in the dog park under any circumstances. All other children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There is a dog friendly water fountain installed by the dog park entrance. There is a gazebo with picnic table and benches for human shelter. There are also several more benches spread out around the off-leash area. Poop bags are not supplied. Pet owners must provide their own supply and clean up after their pet.