DENVER – Dog lovers, rejoice! A new pop-up dog park is coming to Denver and is here to stay for the rest of the year.
Starting Friday and going through December 31, the north part of Speer Boulevard Park will become a pop-up dog park.
The park will be located at Little Raven Street and Speer Boulevard (see map below). The section of the park that will be for available for dogs is from Little Raven to the railroad tracks. The south section will be prohibited to be used by pet owners, according to Mark Bernstein, a planner with Denver Parks and Recreation.
The pop-up dog park is part of the city’s Outdoor Downtown Plan, a 20-year project that seeks to reduce the number of park deserts around town by bringing people together around green spaces.
“We’ve seen from pop-up parks at Commons Park and 21st Street that people are coming together. Neighbors are meeting for the first time,” Bernstein said.
At this time, Bernstein said, the project is still in its study phase as the city is collecting data to see how it works.
Below, a map of the pop-up dog park in the Auraria area: