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The Best Castle Rock Dog Parks

June 4th, 2019 by Cherished Companions

Two dogs are playing in a Castle Rock dog park.

Looking for local dog parks around Castle Rock, Colorado?

Scroll down for the best Castle Rock dog parks based on input from local families.

As veterinarians, we have slightly mixed feelings about dog parks.

The positives…

Castle Rock dog parks can be a great place to let your dog run off leash. Your dog can get a lot of exercise and socialization.

The negatives…

Visits to dog parks do have some risks.

Our veterinarians have treated dogs that have gotten:

  • Abrasions or cuts on their paws
  • Dog bites or wounds (it seems like there’s always a chance of running into an aggressive dog that doesn’t play well with others)
  • Diseases that can be picked up in places where dogs socialize and relieve themselves

As long as you’re realistic about what can happen in dog parks and your dog’s shots are up-to-date, we’re happy to share local Castle Rock dog parks.

Douglas County Off-Leash Area

South side of Castle Rock near the Fairgrounds

Address: 1100 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104

See location on Google Maps

Terrain: Grass

Fenced: Yes

Description: This grassy dog park is on the south side of Castle Rock near the Fairgrounds. There is just one, fenced-in area, so dogs of all sizes are grouped together.

There are some benches for sitting and a couple of trees around the park to escape the heat.

The paved parking lot is right next to the entrance of the dog park.

We always recommend you take fresh water for your dog.

After playing at a dog park in Castle Rock, Maisie, the dog, drinks water from a bottle.

Wiggly Field Dog Park

The Meadows neighborhood

Address: 4712-4752 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80109

See location on Google Maps

Terrain: Mix of dirt and grass (the park can get muddy after rain and snowmelt)

Fenced: Yes

Description: This is a spacious, enclosed dog area. In one section, there are ramps and obstacles for dogs that like agility.

While it looks like there are two enclosed play areas, they actually connect in the middle, so dogs of all sizes are together.

There is no shade at this location. The entrance to Wiggly Field is a little bit of a walk from the parking area.

We always recommend you take fresh water for your dog.

You also may want to throw a towel in your car if your pup is a little muddy!

Bayou Gulch Dog Park

The Pinery neighborhood in Parker (east of Castle Rock)

Address: 4730 Fox Sparrow Rd, Parker, CO 80134

See location on Google Maps

Terrain: Grass and some dirt (they rotate between two sides to try to maintain the grass)

Fenced: Yes

Description: Clean and well maintained, this dog park actually consists of two, separate enclosed areas. Play rotates between the two areas to help maintain the grass (as much as you can in a dog park).

This means that dogs of all sizes are playing in the same area.

There are some trees around the edges of the park for shade on hot summer days.

This dog park has a large dog statue and a large cat statue — perfect for climbing or leaving a little pee mail.

This park also has some pretty vistas for you to take in while your dog plays.

We always recommend you take fresh water for your dog.

Three Beagle dogs sniff each other during a little break from playing at a Castle Rock dog park.

Glendale Open Space Dog Park

In Castle Pines (north of Castle Rock off of I-25)

Address: 12300 S Havana St, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Visit the Glendale Farms website for directions

Terrain: Prairie (grasses and dirt) and shrub land

Fenced in: Yes, the outer boundary around this 13-acre dog park is fenced. With that said, if your dog is not the best with “come” when called, you may prefer one of the smaller, fenced-in parks in Castle Rock.

Description: If your dog loves having a lot of space to run and explore, Glendale Open Space may be just what you’re looking for.

It’s a good thing this dog park is so big because it’s popular. It can get very busy (including the parking area).

Unlike some of the big dog parks slightly to the north — like Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park — this dog park is free to the public as of May 2019. There is no entry fee.

If your dog likes agility, you’ll find an obstacle course within this dog park too.

This dog park is a mix of terrain. It can get muddy after rain and snowmelt.

We always recommend you take fresh water for your dog. You also may want to throw a towel in your car if your pup is a little muddy.

Where to learn more

Help your dog feel at ease at the vet

Our veterinarians welcome new pet families — both dogs and cats.

Call us at 303-688-3757 or:

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Cherished Companions Animal Clinic is a veterinary clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado. Specializing in the care of cats and dogs, our goal is to help you and your pet feel more comfortable, keeping your stress to a minimum.

This article is intended to provide general guidance on local dog parks in the Castle Rock area. If you live in or around Castle Rock and have health questions about your dog, we welcome your call.

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