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Celebrate National Dog Day at these local dog parks

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 10:39:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's National Dog Day! Today's the day you can celebrate your best friend and what better way to do that than taking them to the park! Make your dog's day by taking them to one of these five local dog parks:

Rampart Dog Park - 8270 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

  • This off-leash park is a fenced area that both you and your dog can enjoy.

Fox Run Dog Park - 2110 Stella Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Fox Run offers five acres for your pup to run around without the leash.

City Park Dog Park - 301 Parkside Lane, Pueblo, CO

  • Located between between the pool and ball fields in Pueblo City Park, some perks of this park include a separate fenced area for smaller dogs and drinking fountains for your pet.

Waggin' Tails Dog Park - 340 E. Hahns Peak Ave., Pueblo, CO

  • The area at this park is completely fenced off and your dogs can be off their leashes.

Bear Creek Dog Park - S. 21st St., Colorado Springs, CO

  • On the north side of Bear Creek Regional Park, Bear Creek Dog Park offers your pooch 25 acres to run around in and it even has multiple trails for you to choose from.

Here are some general dog park rules:

  • Dogs must be accompanied by a person at least 16 years of age when inside the enclosure.
  • Dogs must be on a leash until inside the enclosure.
  • No more than three dogs per person.
  • Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior must wear a muzzle.
  • Owners are responsible and liable for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
  • Owners must pick up after their pets.
  • Dogs must be properly inoculated, licensed, and not in breeding condition in order the use facilities.
  • Pinch (prong) and spike collars must be removed prior to entering the enclosure. A basic flat buckle collar with license, rabies, and identification tags attached is recommended.

You can learn more information here on the dog parks in Colorado Springs and here for more information on the dog parks in Pueblo.