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  • Writer's pictureLily Wear

The Pros and Cons of the Famous Bear Creek Dog Park

Location: 21st and W. Rio Grande St.

Bear Creek Dog Park is famous here in Colorado! El Paso County Parks and Recreation Department estimates that this park gets 100,000 visitors per year. For good reasons! It's a 25 acre dog park with access for dogs to play in the creek, practice agility, and get some hiking in with their human companion. This epic dog park was opened in 1997 and by 2006 was already rank as one of the top 10 dog parks in the United States.

On a personal note, I avoid the area during peak hours; the parking lot is small and tends to get overcrowded. You can park at the many other parking lots for Bear Creek Park and walk over though.

PROS: Fresh water, poop bags available, a variety of dogs to play with, creek access, small dog area, many different trails to walk, agility training area, human restroom available, multiple entrance gates

CONS: Competitive parking during peak hours, gets REALLY muddy after rain and snow, busiest dog park in Colorado Springs

There are multiple spots for your dog to access the creek and cool off on a hot summer day.

A small dog area that has tables and tree cover for you and your little ones to enjoy the shade.

There are abundant trash cans available, so you don't have to carry a bag of poop around for too long.

Bathrooms for humans! These are actually kept pretty clean.

There is shade available throughout the park and many places to stop and sit while your pup runs and plays.

This agility training area isn't often in use, so its a great place to practice with your dog if you are working on this aspect of your human/canine bond.

I hope you have a great time visiting Bear Creek Dog Park! Bring a towel and prepare to spend a good amount of time here.

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With puppy and kitty love,

Lily the Dog Mama

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