The West Arvada Dog Park is located on the outskirts of the city of Arvada, Colorado. There is ample vehicle parking available in the dog park's lot. This park is an extensive stretch of open ground in a very rural setting which has been designated as an off-leash exercising area for dogs.
The off-leash area is enclosed with a combination of welded wire covered trunking and shoulder height chain-link fencing. The dog park has a surface of grass, dry vegetation, and dirt. There are a lot of loose rocks in parts. There is a separate, spacious section specifically for small dogs. The off-leash area is completely open to the elements. Trees have been planted throughout the dog park, but they are immature and offer no shade yet. There is a mile-long dirt trail for walking within the off-leash boundaries.
Arvada authorities require dogs to be maintained on their leashes until inside the dog park staging area. All dogs using the facility must have the correct license, current vaccinations including rabies, and be wearing the appropriate tags on their collars. Pet owners are not permitted to exercise more than three dogs at any one time. Dogs must not be left unattended in the off-leash area. It is a very large area for dogs to run loose in and owners are required to have their dog under voice control.
All pet handlers are required to be over eighteen years of age. Anyone under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult. There are some benches for pet owners to sit on but no other facilities. There is a water fountain installed. Poop bags are not provided. Pet owners are required to supply their own and are obliged to clean up after their dog.
Owners should be aware that this could involve a long walk as it is a large dog park. The dog park is patrolled by the Arvada Police Department Animal Management Team but is maintained on a voluntary basis and by donations from the Friends of the Dog Park. Please be a responsible dog owner and keep your dog under control at all times.