Vail council considering another dog park |

Vail council considering another dog park

Daily Staff Report

The Vail Town Council wants your opinion on whether Stephens Park should go to the dogs.

Vail’s Stephens Park could join Bighorn Park as a permanent pooch playground – an off-leash area for dogs on a permanent basis.

On Tuesday, the council will take its first look at an ordinance to make the change permanent. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail.

Last February, at the urging of potential users, the Town Council started a year-long trial period, designating Stephens Park in West Vail as an off-leash area for dogs on a year-long trial basis. The trial period was activated during Council’s evaluation of the off-leash experiment at Bighorn Park in East Vail, agreeing to continue the Bighorn Park program on a permanent basis.

For those unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting, comments may be forwarded to the

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Vail Town Council voice mail at 479-1860, ext. 8, or by email to

Bighorn Park and Stephens Park are the only authorized dog parks in Vail for off-leash exercise. All other parks, including Donovan Park, require dogs to be under control of their owner.

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