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Posted on: August 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Grass Off-Leash Dog Park at Las Colonias Temporarily Closed for Routine Maintenance

bench with grassy field blue graphic overlay that reads las colonias dog park temporarily closed

In order to keep the grass healthy for users of the Dog Park at Las Colonias, the east side of the off-leash park is closed temporarily for routine aeration and fertilization. Temporary signs informing patrons of the closure have been posted on the site. Permanent signs are also present year-round informing patrons that each section of the dog park will be temporarily closed on a rotating basis for maintenance to ensure healthy grass. The reopening of the grassy area is scheduled for the end of next week. The closure will allow time for the aeration and fertilization to settle before the space is used again by dogs and their owners. While the dog park on the east side is closed, the wood chip dog park on the west side is open for owners and their furry friends. The multiple fenced sections in the dog park help keep grass areas healthy while still providing year-round service for community members and visitors.  

In addition to the dog park at Las Colonias, the City provides another expansive dog park for community members (and their furry friends) at Canyon View on the north side of Grand Junction. This dog park and the one at Las Colonias are the only areas in parks where pets are allowed off-leash. Mesa County Animal Control Services enforces the leash law within city limits including issuing citations to owners with pets who are off-leash outside of those designated off-leash dog parks at Las Colonias or Canyon View. For full information on all City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation facilities, view the current activity guide on the City's website


Contact: Sara Spaulding, Communications & Engagement Director | 970-985-8180 or 

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