A few years ago, Bozeman was voted second most-friendly dog town by Dog Fancy Magazine. Our pets have a myriad of opportunities to go anywhere we want to go from parks, trail running, and camping .
Bozeman residents live in a town that avidly supports getting outdoors with your dog with their eight off-leash dog parks in the area plus an additional one next to the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.
Below are the parks and our top picks based on size and exercise level:
- Burke Park
- Canine Beach at the Bozeman Pond (partially fenced and enclosed, facing pond)
- Lewis and Bark Dog Park at Bozeman Pond Park*
- Highland Park (Softball Complex)*
- Gallatin County Regional Park*
- Cooper Park
- West Paw Dog Park at Story Mill Community Park*
- Maxi Dog Park at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter*
*=fenced and enclosed
Top Pick for Large Dog Parks:
- Snowfill sits at the foothills of the Bridger Mountains, providing a rolling landscape with a view of the whole valley. With over 2 miles of gravel trails, this park varies in steepness with an elevation gain of over 200 feet from the entry to the uppermost (northeast) corner of the site. The north-facing slope is a popular sledding hill during the winter.
- Regional Park is closer to town, and offers a separately-fenced dog agility course, puppy play area, and reservable pavilions for family-events. Additionally, there is a water feature for your dog to jump in on a long, hot day.
- Maxi Park is great for people who live in the center of the valley and want to enjoy the mountain views as they take a walk over the fenced 15 acres. The park features plenty of grass, agility training areas, benches for people to sit, and trails.