There are separate fenced areas for canines of different sizes. This downtown park is a mixture of sand and gravel which makes for easy cleanup. The sand can stick to the fur coat of your canine and become a mess. After a heavy rain falls, those issues can compound. The only shade provided at this park is found in the tall buildings that surround the area.
While the sun is at its lowest, these buildings cast large shadows that provide a great deal of shade to the dog park. However, when the sun is at its peak, no buildings provide any shade for the patrons of the park, and they are at the mercy of the sun on a hot summer day. There is water available here in the form of a fountain during the spring and summer months.
This fountain at the Railyard Dog Park is turned off during the winter to prevent the lines from freezing. The hours this park is open can be kind of hard to discern. The City of Denver dictates that any unlit parks must be closed at sunset, which this park would technically fall into. Therefore, the hours of operation for the dog park is sunrise to sunset.
However, due to the ambient lighting of the city all around it, this park could easily be considered a lit park, which by the rules posted by the city of Denver would mean this park is open to a much later hour. Overall, this park gives a considerable amount of space for your canine to run and play with others, the amount of room for your canine to run is hard to find in a downtown dog park.