New Small Dog Area Opens at Dog Park

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) is excited to announce the opening of a small dog area at the Estes Valley Dog Park.

On July 15, EVRPD completed the new small-dog section of the popular off-leash park and opened it for use to dog owners and their canine friends.

Located at the corner of U.S. Highway 36 and Community Drive, this fenced-off area of the larger park provides dogs 30 pounds and smaller with ample space to run and play without the fear of being pushed around by the larger breeds. There are also a few mounds for dogs to run up and down on and a bench for the doggie parents to take a break too.

This new feature at the dog park, along with other amenities, such as play features, have been added or are in the development phase for Estes Valley residents and visitors thanks to the generous donations from Estes Park citizens and a grant from the Village Thrift Shop.

“The dog park is a heavily used area of Stanley Park with more than 18,000 people and even more dogs taking advantage of the open space for dogs to run and play,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for EVRPD. “This new feature could not have happened without the generosity of local residents and businesses along with the time put in by volunteers.”

The dog park is free to use and open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Please remember doggie etiquette when visiting the area. For more information about the features of the dog park and the overall guidelines for using the area, please visit