The Wildridge Dog Park is an off-leash dog park between the towns of Avon and Edwards in Colorado. The dog park is located in the area known as Wildridge which is a mountainous rural area of natural beauty. Parking is strictly limited to designated places only. This dog park is in a countryside setting and is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery.
It is reachable from Avon by around a ten-minute drive along Metcalfe Road which leads onto Wildridge Road. Alternatively, if driving from Edwards, take the US60 which follows the Eagle River, loops around the Harry A Nottingham Park until the intersection with Metcalf Road followed by Wildridge Road. The journey is worth it for pet owners, not just for the off-leash area but for the amazing views too.
The Wildridge Dog Park is a mixed size compound. There is no separate run for small breeds. Pet parents need to ensure their pup socializes well with all dogs, whether they are a Great Dane or a Chihuahua, before letting them off-leash. Pet owners exercising toy breeds should keep a careful eye out if there are lots of big dogs at the dog park.
The off-leash area has a rustic-style fence of split trunk timber which has been covered with wire mesh to make Wildridge Dog Park secure for all. There are a couple of picnic tables with benches where pet owners can sit and contemplate their beautiful surroundings while still watching their dogs.
All the pups visiting Wildridge Dog Park love it no matter what the weather. It's clean, and they enjoy the fresh mountain air. The park can get snowed over in winter, but that just adds to the fun. Though for handlers it's not recommended either building snowmen or creating snow angels when in a dog park environment. Pet owners do need to take a supply of poop bags with them as there are none provided on-site.