The Union Reservoir Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is a section of the Union Reservoir Beach in Longmont, Colorado. Vehicle parking is available at a cost of $10 per day per vehicle. There is no street parking. There is a fee increase to $12 on certain national holidays. A walk-in fee is also applicable which costs $2. Annual passes are available at discounted prices of $65 for residents and $150 for non-residents.
The Union Reservoir Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is an area of beach along the shoreline of the reservoir which has been designated as an off-leash zone for exercising dogs. It is a sandy beach and the water along the edge is shallow. Dogs are permitted to swim in this section of the beach. The beach is backed by a line of mature trees and stunning mountain views. There is no separate section cordoned off for small dogs. Dogs must remain leashed in all other areas of the reservoir nature reserve.
It is not permitted for one handler to exercise more than three dogs at any one time. All dogs using the off-leash beach must be suitably licensed with the local authorities and have their vaccinations current. Dogs should not be left unattended in the off-leash area. Puppies under four months of age are not allowed to use the facility because of the risk of parvovirus and other illnesses.
There is no fresh water supply at the dog beach, other than reservoir water, pet owners are recommended to carry bottled water with them and drinking bowls for their dogs. Poop bags are not provided and owners are obliged to take their own. All fecal matter must be removed immediately and used poop bags disposed of in a responsible manner. The Longmont local authorities request all pet owners to collaborate with this request and to help keep their beautiful dog beach clean for all visitors.