Denver, CO is home to the Little Boxcar Dog Park located in the downtown Central Business District. Named for the brightly painted boxcar sculpture it encloses, this 1-acre fully fenced park is a place where local doggos can go to socialize and play. It’s only a short walk from nearby neighborhoods, and parking is available on the surrounding streets.
Simplicity and space conservation are key for this park, and you won’t find water fountains or waste bags, so it’s important to bring your own. A waste can for clean-up bags is located at the entrance, which features a double-gated enclosure that prevents pups from escaping while you leash and unleash them. Because of the park’s small size, it’s easy to keep a close watch on your fur baby while standing by the fence or leaning on the sturdy sculpture. There's also not a separate small dog section, so be sure your tiny pooch is comfortable running with the big dogs here!
The play surface is paw-safe sand with plenty of room to run. With only one tree along the border outside the park, the area isn't very shaded. Sunscreen on ear tips and noses can help prevent painful burns when the sun is high.
The posted rules are standard for all Denver dog parks, including that dogs must display current rabies and license tags. Pet parents may not bring human food into the enclosure, but treats for the doggos are fine. Also, females in heat and children under 10 should be left at home. All dogs must be spayed or neutered, with the exception of those who carry evidence of a Denver Intact Permit.
As always, be sure to monitor your fur baby’s behavior and take a break if you see them becoming over-excited or cranky. Likewise, exercise good dog park etiquette by always picking up after your pooch.
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