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Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA)

With 107 acres to roam off-leash, Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) in Aurora, CO is a paradise for dogs. Fido can explore all the new smells, make new friends, and splash in the creek all day long. Bring water for your thirsty pup and bags to clean up any messes. There is a fee to enter Cherry Creek State Park and another nominal fee to use the off-leash area. For frequent visitors, yearly passes are available. Dogs must be leashed when not in the fenced area. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 23 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Priscilla
    Jul 15, 2023
    Amazing dog park and swimming access.

    This is an amazing dog park and me and my dog have been going to it for years. It has a huge open space so there is plenty of space to run, play and go to the bathroom. The creek area also has plenty of space. But at the moment, the creek is flooded and parts of it are closed for your dogs safety. Even the parts that are closed though have entrances so make sure to watch your dog as the creek is really deep and fast moving. There are two entrances, one costs $12 and the other costs $3 so make sure to go through the south entrance for cheaper cost. The entrance also has restrooms for use too.

  • Amanda
    Oct 3, 2021
    awesome spot!

    this place is HUGE. I wasn’t expecting this much space for the dogs to run, it was amazing! once you get to the creek, that part is not fenced in, which is posted on signs. you can easily keep your dog at the front part which is still a lot of space for them to run. worth the trip, and worth the $13/$14 day price.

  • Heather
    Jul 1, 2021
    Dog fun for days!

    Our pup (and us) loved this park so much we came back multiple days during our Denver stay. She’s not quite old enough to be trusted off leash, but the small creek area was perfect for her. We even went over to the rest of the park and rented a kayak to spend an hour on the lake and had a great time!

  • Shannon
    Jul 21, 2020
    Love this park!

    107 acres and a creek for the pups to play in = heaven! Going back to Virginia with nothing that compares. Fun vacation and spot for the pup to play!

  • Marisa
    Jul 17, 2020

    I just moved to Denver from southern California and found this park online. I can't even begin to explain how cool it is. Its massive, clean, easy to get to and dogs are in absolute heaven there. I bring my Samoyed who LOVES to play in the creek. We could be there for hours. Cant wait for more adventures here, we are obsessed.

  • Claire
    Jun 16, 2020
    Not fully fenced

    My dog loves this place but be aware that everything on the opposite side of the creek is unfenced. If you have a pup who loves to wander (as do I), it might get you in trouble. The park only recently put up a sign but they do not make this info very available.

  • Catherine
    Jul 1, 2019
    A Favorite Spot

    We went once and then decided to buy an annual pass! Our dog loves being able to have space to explore. We never let her out of our sight (it is one of the rules) but we don’t worry too much since she’s good about coming when we call her. She LOVES playing in the creek and chasing sticks. Definitely bring a towel! And be aware that there are muddy puddles if it has rained recently.

  • Morgan
    Jun 14, 2019
    Awesome!!! - Address Is Wrong Entrance

    You want to go all the way to the south east end of the park and turn onto E. Orchard. It’s across the street from a Walmart. This entrance you only have to pay $3 for a day pass. Some times there is not someone in the booth. You can buy a pass from a machine, that is pretty much on the honor system. The other entrance it cost $13 to drive through the whole park.
    This park is huge, and has an awesome creek with multiple entry points. Most other people were very nice, others not so much but no real problems. One of the cleanest parks we’ve seen!

  • Holly
    Apr 7, 2019
    Not a Secure DOLA

    It was bath day for my 2 standard poodles. I thought I would let them go to the Cherry Creek Off Leash Dog Park before their bath. Unlike other dog parks, you have to pay a daily or annual fee to access this dog park. The daily fee with parking is $13.00. We paid the fee and entered the park

    According to the maps inside the park, the outer perimeter trail is ~ 2.5 miles. On the northeast side of the trail, the park dredged 2 drainage ditches below the fence line. One of the drainage is at least 3 feet high and is just 20 feet off the trail. In other words, there are 2 escape routes from the park and my dogs found one of them and left the park. I was right next to them, but when given the chance, standard poodles are hunters and love to run. My dogs ran east out of the park toward Parker Road. I was at least a half mile from the entrance. When I made my way to the entrance, the Park Ranger who sold me my day pass was entering the park to walk his dog, I reported my dog’s escape and complained about the gaps in the fence. He could not have cared less.

    I left to find my dogs. I could not find them. From their tracker, I saw that they reentered the park. I drove back to the park. At that time, the line to enter the park reached Chambers Road. I drove up to the gate and asked that same ranger if I could bypass the line because my dogs had returned to the park. He refused to allow me to jump the line and said, “I have been a dog trainer for decades, your dogs can wait.” While I was waiting in line to reenter the park, I saw on my dog’s tracker that they left the park a second time. I exited the line and drove north on Parker Road. When I next saw them, both dogs were running on Parker Road. I ultimately found my dogs but they could have easily been hit by a car on Parker Road.

    Dog Off Leash Area implies your dog is secure when off leash and that isn’t the case at this park which has gaps in the fencing and is right next to a 6 lane busy road.

  • Hayley
    Jan 7, 2019

    This place is a dogs paradise! Acres and acres to run around, tons of dogs to play with, the creek to splash around in... easy paths to walk on.
    My little gal had A BLAST.
    It cost 13 dollars to use the park but I think it's totally worth it.
    So much fun

  • Jamie
    Jun 1, 2018

    The worst thing about moving away has been that I can't take my dogs here every day. They get less exercise, and I have gained 20lbs.

    This park is good for dog and human exercise. The trail around the outside is about 2.5 miles, and there are smaller routs to take too. There is a river, that at times is either almost dried up, or flowing too fast I won't let my dogs in, but most of the time it is great. There are some shady areas for you to cool off, but most of the area is a field. You don't have to worry about rattle snakes because it has been a dog park for so long they are no longer around.

    When it is busy, like a Saturday in the summer, the north parking lot can be better to use, as long as you get through the main park gates before about 10:30 am, which is when the line to get in starts to grow.

    There are outhouses by both entrances, but a water fountain only at the south one.

  • Michelle
    May 19, 2018
    Love this place

    One of my fav dog parks in my travels. Although it's not fully fenced, my dogs do well here. There are so many pups and the trails to walk are great. Love stopping here when passing thru in Denver.

  • Cheryl
    May 7, 2018
    Great Place but not for everyone!

    I would like to know if there are rules which state if your dog is mean they are not allowed? Upon entering for out first time, with our 5 month old pup on a leash, a gentleman told us to take our pup off the leash that is what dogs need to do, is run and have fun. I explained it was our first time here and not sure of other dogs behavior. A little later while our pup was off leash, two boxers came running towards him and then attacked our dog. The elderly woman just called out to the dogs which didn't listen as my pup was crying and laid down then ran as they continued to attack him. I finally grabbed my pup as I fell to the ground clinging on to him for life, shaking uncontrollably. She proceeded to walk off without a word. I will never return again because of people. The park is beautiful and wish peoples ignorance would have not made this a bad experience for pup and me.

  • JoAnn
    More than a year ago
    Not fully enclosed

    This is a huge park, however we have 2 huskies who can sprint to the river in 6 seconds. They play in the river and love it, but one day they exited the park on the other side of the river and luckily someone caught them and called us. This is .4 miles from our home and now we can no longer go there.

  • Kalix
    More than a year ago
    Best Day Ever

    A doggy paradise. Definitely enter off Parker for easiest access. Bring water on hot days. The fastest way to the creek area is directly across from the entry.

  • Sue
    More than a year ago
    terrific dog park

    Lily had the best time ever on the trails and in the water. Very clean park.

  • Rachael
    More than a year ago
    My dog's Idea of heaven

    I have 2 boxers and they LOVE coming here. It's a perfect place for them to run free, with plenty of water to cool them down. The creek sometimes dries out in the summer, but the naturally fed spring provides a great watering hole. Buying the yearly pass is work every penny! There are 2 ways to enter the park. Best entrance is off parker road, where you can park and have immediate access to the park. The other access is inside of the state park and you have to walk on leash for about 1/2 a mile before arriving to entrance. very hard to do with 2 excited dogs who know where they are going!

  • Christy
    More than a year ago

    This place is AMAZING - there is an entry fee but so worth every penny

  • Clair
    More than a year ago

    Just moved here. Took our 2 large labradoodles to the dog park. Bigest and best dog park we've ever seen.

  • Lindsey
    More than a year ago
    Wonderful park

    This park is huge! My dog loved it, there were a ton of dogs for him to play with and the views for incredible! We can't wait to go back.

  • C.R.
    More than a year ago
    Great place for Dogs!

    This park is clean and large with a lot of roaming room for dogs. The water is a fun treat as dogs are able to play together and cool off on hot summer days.

  • David
    More than a year ago
    Best dog park we've ever visited

    We stay at Cherry Creek State Park campground when we visit Denver. Your visitor sticker and annual dogpark permit ($78) get you in to the Country's finest off-leach dog park. One hundred twenty acres of prairie with a treed river bottom at the west boundary, crisscrossed with extensive trails. Morning and evening you'll see about a hundred well-behaved dogs. A delight. Our dogs look forward to it.

  • Andrea
    More than a year ago

    This park is wonderful. You can walk along the creek or through the big open field. The only draw back is when the snow melts or it rains the trails can get really muddy, but my dog hasn't seem to mind that at all. Just bring towels.

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