1 of 1

Spring Canyon Dog Park

Spring Canyon Dog Park in Fort Collins includes play structures such as cement tubes and a large pond as well as a dedicated small dog area. The surface is mainly dirt and gravel. There are picnic tables and benches and human and doggie water fountains and waste stations. Visit Website

Or call (970) 221-6660 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Spring Canyon Dog Park has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Ashley
    Sep. 27, 2022
    Lots of fun!

    It was bigger than it looked at first. They have a few tunnels for the dogs to run through and our husky enjoyed hiding from other dogs in them.

    The fence was lower than other parks we are used to going to, but it wasn’t a concern for us.

  • Terri
    Jun. 13, 2022
    Great Dog Park

    We have been here several times over the past few months. Currently part of it is closed because they are fixing the filter system to the pond (YAY when this will be done!). For the most part, all of the dogs are relatively friendly. We do have a young dog (just turned 1, Mallinois). She is very social, does not know boundaries, but is learning. We understand animals are unpredictable, dogs are animals, therefore they are unpredictable. We are ok with dogs correcting her and establishing boundaries as she can get in their face and tries to herd them. However, what I find interesting (as opposed to dog parks in Arizona), they say "Spayed/Neutered Animals recommended" and "Dogs in heat prohibited". We were responsible and spayed our girl at 9 months old. So, "recommended" .... but then "in heat" is prohibited. What happens when someone brings an intact male that, regardless if the female is spayed, tries to mount them. Definitely NOT ok with this as our dog has NEVER snarled/growled at another dog until this male tried to mount her and the other female in the park at this time.
    Because the pond is being worked on, the fountain for water is currently turned off, so be sure to bring your pup water on hot days.
    Just below Horsetooth Reservoir. Beautiful location with lots of walking paths/trails nearby. Well maintained.

  • Leann
    Oct. 25, 2019
    Lots of space & lots of regulars

    I just started taking my 4 month old puppy here last week now that he’s old enough and has been fully vaccinated. He absolutely LOVES going and playing with the big dogs- many of which are also daily regulars. He’s making lots of friends and learning how to play well with other dogs.

    There’s lots of space for the dogs to run around inside the fence and seperate areas if you have shy dogs that may be overwhelmed in the larger section. There’s definitely some poop lying around but that’s the fault of owners, not the park, so I still give it 5 stars. I’m excited to visit when the weather is warm again and there’s water in the pond!

  • Brooke
    Oct. 13, 2019
    Great Clean Park

    We will be back!

  • Kristina
    Oct. 23, 2018
    Great Dog Park

    Very large fenced in area with a couple obstacles for dogs to run through or climb on. Has been clean every time we were there and our dogs have a blast. There’s a separate area for “shy” dogs and another area that has water for them to play in if you allow. Only suggestion I have is a couple more shaded benches for the humans in the larger park. Other than that it’s wonderful!

  • Evelyn
    More than a year ago
    too much poop #2

    I was at the park in January and agree with Caitlin. There is too much dog poop. This is a large park with a lot of dogs but there is no excuse for owners not picking up at the entry gate area. Our Lab also smelled terrible. Wished we could have hosed him off before getting in the car.

  • Caitlin
    More than a year ago
    too much poop!

    I have been meaning to visit this dog park for a long time but haven't because I live across town. I finally made the trek today and I have to be honest- I wish I hadn't. Yes this park is well crafted with smart details like double gates and a leash hook by the entrance but that can't make up for the poop. OH THE POOP! I understand that everybody poops, I have no problem with poop. I take my dogs to all sorts of parks including our neighborhood one that is much smaller (and has no pond sadly) and has an occasional rogue poop that I am happy to pick up. Unfortunately I could have literally (as in truly- no hyperbole here) filled a 5 gallon bucket with all the dog poop on the ground. We stayed and played anyway (pups didn't care about the poop) until a couple showed up with a male that wasn't neutered (not cool) so we left. Such a disappointment in a community like Fort Collins.
    p.s. My dogs smelled so terrible I had to bathe them when we got home.

  • Lexicon
    More than a year ago
    injury incident

    Dog Owners Beware:

    There is a woman (approx 60 yo, shoulder length light brown/graying hair) with 2 unsocialized, aggressive bear-hunting dogs from Alaska who is trying to socialize her dogs by hanging out with them on extension leashes at the gate entrance to the dog park. One dog is large and black, the other medium sized and a warm brown. For anyone who witnessed this, the woman was wearing a blue button up long-sleeved flannel type shirt and black pants.

    My dog ran up to greet them and they attacked her (she was on leash but had darted out of the car when I was getting my child out of her car seat so I lost my grip on her leash. I called and chased my dog knowing she would go directly to the gate entrance and wait). The dog owner owner stood by doing nothing except yelling that her dogs are unsocliaized as they both got my dog's neck and head in a jaw grip. I had to get in the middle of the fight to pull my dog out.

    I see lots of dogs walking without a leash from the car to the entrance gate and if they are at all friendly and want to greet them, any of these dogs are at risk of being attacked by these 2 dogs on leashes as the owner cannot control her dogs even when they are ON leashes.

    Afterwards, on my vet's advice whom I had called on the phone immediately, I tried to get the owner's info but the owner refused and left the area.

    My 3 year old daughter was also standing right there outside the gate to the dog park. Those dogs should not be anywhere near where they can physically contact other dogs or kids until they are professionally socialized away from aggression inducing environments like being on-leash or at fence/boundary areas.

    My dog suffered 3 deep tooth puncture wounds and is on antibiotics and pain killers. The police would not even release enough info about the owner to my vet to verify that the attack dogs are vaccinated/licensed etc.

    Please beware of this woman and her dogs, and protect your dogs and kids from a possible encounter with them. Educate her on effective and safe socializing methods if possible.

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Lots of fun, lots of dogs

    This park has a lot of fun stuff for the dogs. It's large enough to avoid the dogs that get rowdy and large enough for Chuck-It games. It does not drain well when the snow melts. There can be an almost overwhelming amount of dogs in the fenced area and I would not take a small dog into the main section. Fortunately there are numerous trails for people who might want to avoid the large numbers of dogs. It is right by the mountains so the view is beautiful.

  • Shauna
    More than a year ago
    Awesome dog park!

    My husband and I vacationed with our two dogs in Colorado and found this dog park in Ft. Collins. Plenty of space to run - three different fenced areas and a pond for them to play in! A great place to let them run free!

Post a Review

Traveler Photos

We dug up 2 pictures of dogs at Spring Canyon Dog Park.

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Spring Canyon Dog Park! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Add a Photo
Spring Canyon Dog Park