Update 5/15/23 11am: Dog Off-Leash Area Now Open – South Entrance Only (Parker Rd and Chambers Rd)
The dog off leash has re-opened but stream access has been closed off as high stream waters continue to flow. The north access still remains closed due to damaged parking lots and trail access.
The Cherry Creek Dog off-Leash Area (DOLA) is a 107 acre fenced area that has water access for canine enjoyment. Cherry Creek flows through the DOLA and has been renovated to help with erosion control to allow for easier access to the water.
You MUST have your dog within visual distance and under voice control when off leash.
A leash and a waste bag MUST be carried for each dog.
Cleaning up after your pet is mandatory, as it is crucial to the preservation and cleanliness of the DOLA and watershed.
There is a
limit of three dogs per handler, and all dogs must remain on leash when not in the fenced area.
Use of the DOLA requires a valid DOLA pass as well as a valid park pass for all vehicles entering the park. DOLA passes are available for purchase at the entrance stations and the park office. The Keep Colorado Wild pass does not include the Dog Off Leash Area Fees.
When staff is unavailable to assist, daily passes can be purchased at the self serve stations. Please see the Fees page for prices.
Due to the popularity of the DOLA, extended wait times are common during peak hours. Peak hours vary and include holidays and weekends.
Additional facilities are available for sport dog training. Please contact the Park Office at (303)766-6562 for more information.