Colorado State Parks initiated a pass in 2011 for dog off-leash areas at Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks to minimize user conflicts and promote resource protection. The designated off-leash areas respond to a requirement by the land owner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to develop plans for fenced dog exercise areas to ensure responsible and sustainable use of the land and water. The two dog off-leash areas at Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks are the largest designated dog off-leash areas in the Denver metropolitan area.
The Dog Off-Leash Pass is required for the Dog Off-Leash Areas at Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks. Park entrance passes are additional.
Daily Dog Off-Leash Pass
A $3 per day pass allows one handler to bring in up to three dogs and may be purchased at Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks. Passes are available at Park Entrance Stations, Visitor Centers, and Self Service Stations. Off-Leash Pass must be kept with the person handling the dog(s) and available for ranger inspection upon request.