The Valmont Dog Park is a special area for exercising dogs off-leash in Valmont City Park in Boulder, Colorado. There is a spacious parking lot adjacent to the dog park.
The park is L-shaped and covers a considerable amount of open ground, around three acres, which is bordered with fencing made of tree trunks and chain-link. The dog park also has a secure, sizeable staging section where dogs can be leashed or unleashed before entering or leaving the park. There is also a separate section measuring a quarter of an acre for small dogs.
Internally, the dog park itself is surfaced with a combination of products. The major part is covered with sandy dirt, some parts with grass and other areas have been finished with cement. The Valmont dog park is very open to the elements. There are some trees and shrubs outside the perimeter fence but these don't give any shade for pets inside the off-leash area. There are bushes inside the off-leash area, but they are fenced off to prevent damage.
There are several large boulders as decoration and a strategically placed fire hydrant for communal scent marking. A couple of all-weather shelters have been provided for pet owners and there are also picnic tables and benches. Water fountains and hoses have been installed. Pet owners are advised to make sure the communal drinking bowls are kept clean and filled with fresh water to prevent the spread of infections.
Poop bags are provided on site. Owners are required to clean up all waste produced by their dogs and dispose of it in the containers which are distributed throughout the off-leash area. Owners must remember that they should remain in control of their dog at all times, even when inside the off-leash area and any dogs displaying aggressive behavior should be removed from the park immediately.