The Kennedy Dog Park is a designated area for exercising dogs in Denver, Colorado. Parking is available at the nearby Kennedy Soccer fields. Spaces can be of a premium during weekends when games are scheduled.
The Kennedy Dog Park is a very spacious, three-acre off-leash dog park. The off-leash area is divided into two sections. One is for high energy and very active dogs, the other part is for quieter, low energy pets. There is no specific section for smaller breeds. Both parts of the dog park are surfaced with dirt. There are some mature trees distributed throughout the off-leash area and a lot of large boulders. There is a good sized, gated staging area for leashing and unleashing dogs. All dogs must be leashed before leaving the off-leash zone.
All dogs that use the park must have their vaccinations, including rabies, up to date and wear the correct tag on their collar at all times. Also, any dogs using the facility must also be correctly licensed with the Denver authorities. Dogs that display aggressive behavior must be removed from the off-leash area immediately. Pet owners should be aware that the Pit Bull breed is not permitted entry into the dog park.
A shelter has been constructed to offer some shade to pet owners, but there are not many benches or seats. Poop bags are not always available on site and so pet owners should make sure they are carrying their own supply. Containers have been provided for depositing bagged dog faeces. There is no consistent water supply so it's recommended to take bottled water and drinking bowls.
The Kennedy Dog Park is surrounded by open countryside and dog owners should be aware that they are in coyote country. It is advisable to remain vigilante and take the necessary precautions when exercising small dogs or when exiting the fenced area.