The Howard Heuston Off-Leash Dog Area is an area of the Howard Heuston Park in the city of Boulder, Colorado. There is vehicle parking available on the streets in the surrounding neighborhood.
This dog park is an integral part of the main public park and is not enclosed in any way. The off-leash area encompasses a gently sloping hill and a football pitch sized open field which is completely covered in grass. There are thickets of trees around the perimeter and a small creek runs along one side of the dog park. The boundaries of the off-leash area are clearly marked by colored posts pegged in the ground. Dogs must be kept on a leash in all other areas of the park.
Pet owners should be aware that only dogs which have participated in the Boulder Voice and Sight Tag program are permitted to be exercised in the off-leash area. All dogs must display the appropriate tag confirming their attendance and certification of the course at all times. All dogs must also have a current license from the local authorities, be fully vaccinated, and wear the corresponding tags on their collars at all times.
The Howard Heuston Off-Leash Dog Area is a popular dog park with local residents of Boulder and can be very busy at key dog walking hours. There is no particular zone sectioned off for smaller breeds. No owner is permitted to have more than two dogs off their leashes at any one time. Owners are expected to be in complete control of their pet under any circumstances. If owners are found to be irresponsible or not in control of their dog then they are liable to be summoned.
There is no water fountain in the Howard Heuston off-leash dog area. Nor are there any amenities for pet owners. Poop bags are not supplied by the local authorities. Owners must provide their own and make sure they remove all dog waste by depositing it in the adequate container.