The Stapleton Greenway Dog Park is near the Fred Thomas Park in Denver, Colorado and is a specially designated area for exercising dogs off-leash. It is fully enclosed by a high, chain-link fence. The spacious play area is surfaced with sand. Owners should be aware that the sand covering is quite deep which can make it difficult for very small dogs to run around. It resembles a beach but has no water for dogs to swim in. There is no separate section for small dogs.
There is vehicle parking available along the streets adjacent to the park and in the surrounding neighborhood. The off-leash area is very open to the elements. There are only a few trees inside the dog park which are not mature enough to offer shade on sunny days. The off-leash zone is backed by bushes and tall trees on one side, but these are outside of the perimeter fence.
There is a fresh water supply for dogs at the Stapleton Greenway Dog Park, but it is seasonal. Owners are advised to take bottled water and a drinking bowl for their dog. Poop bags are supplied but owners are also asked to bring poop bags to help prevent depletion of stocks. Owners must clean up all waste left by their dogs. Containers are provided for depositing used poop bags.
Some shelters have been erected to give shade to pet owners and these are furnished with benches. Pet owners should take note that they may get sand in their shoes and on their clothing when walking across the off-leash area. The local authorities do not permit entrance to the off-leash area to children under 12 years of age. Those who are 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All dog handlers must be aged 18 and over. Pitbull breeds are not allowed entrance to the dog park.