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Parks and public areas

Mesa County and Grand Junction have many beautiful parks and riverfront trails where dogs are allowed. This is a privilege, not a right. Loose dogs in a park or on the trail can create a public health hazard and often endanger residents and their pets. Dogs are required to be on a leash.

Laws and common courtesy require pet owners to remove any feces their animals might deposit. Carry the equipment necessary for doing so. This maintains the beauty of our areas as well as establishes good relationships between pets and community. Be a good example to others by being responsible.

Off leash areas

In addition to general park areas where dogs are required to be on a leash, Mesa County has several off-leash areas where owners can take their dogs to play and burn off energy.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allows dogs to be off leash, but under voice control in some areas. Contact the BLM to determine which areas are approved for off-leash activity.

The City of Grand Junction has two off-leash, fenced dog parks. These are located at Canyon View Park and Las Colonias Park. Rules for dog parks are posted at the entrances.