Bear Creek Dog Park is El Paso County’s most visited park site with more than 100,000 visitors a year. The 25-acre off-leash dog park is located in Bear Creek Regional Park.
The dog park was established in 1997 and is open year-round to canine visitors and their people. The park is comprised of open prairie, hills, woods and a 1/3-mile-long stretch of Bear Creek. There are several walking trails running the length and circumference of the area, including the 3/4-mile primary loop, and several secondary trails.
The park includes areas for dogs and people to wade and play in the creek, large areas through which to run and chase balls, and an Agility Training Area that was installed in 2014. A two-acre small dog/senior dog area is separated from the general dog area to provide space for those who wish to keep the dog play to a minimum.
Water is provided for thirsty canines as well as a dog washing area for those who get too enthusiastic chasing sticks through the muddy parts of the creek bed. There is a public restroom and fresh water on the grounds for owners.