For this adventure my cousin Madison and I took her Labradoodle Wheezy to the Chatfield dog park. Madison has a state park pass, so she takes Wheezy there all the time. The park is huge and there is an awesome lake the dogs can swim in, Wheezy seemed to love it!
The park is in the northeast section of Chatfield State Park. It’s a good 69 acres of grass, trees, dirt, mud, paved trails, dirt trails, lakes, ponds, and of course excited dogs. The landscaping varies from meh to lush greenery. The only eyesore is you can see C-470 along the north east side of the park but the dogs don’t seem to mind and at the end of the day that’s who we’re all there for anyway.
There is a trail that goes around the entire park and takes about an hour to complete. There’s also a bunch of short cuts and side paths to take if you aren’t up for the whole path.
The main feature of this park is the lake. There is a pretty good-sized lake near the middle that has a beach and access to the water so the pups can swim their little hearts out! The lake has shallow and deep areas so every dog can enjoy the cool water, even if they can’t swim. There are also a few ponds, but the lake is definitely where all the action takes place.
All the dogs (Wheezy in particular) love fetching balls out of the water. Fair warning there is like a 75% chance your tennis ball may be snatched if you bring one. However the other owners are usually pretty good about getting the balls back to their rightful owner. Usually.
Along with fetch, the other dogs LOVE rough housing and chasing the other dogs so burning energy at this park will most certainly not be a problem!
All in all, it’s a fun park for the dogs. If your pup loves freely frolicking through big fields, playing fetch, swimming and playing with other furry friends, it’s definitely worth checking out. Just be ready to come home with muddy seats and a tired but happy pooch!
11500 Roxborough Park Road, Littleton, CO 80125