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Guidelines

  • Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
  • No puppies under 4 months are allowed (parvo virus disease)
  • Please keep your dog on leash until you are inside the park and keep your leash on hand. Close the gate behind you.
  • The limit is 3 dogs per person, per visit.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended.
  • If there are other dogs in the park, please keep your dog on leash until you are sure they are compatible.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited. Spayed/neutered dogs are recommended.
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If any person or dog is bitten by a dog at the park, report it to the Longmont Police Department Animal Control Office, (303) 651-8501.
  • Dog owners must be responsible. By removing your dog's leash, you are guaranteeing to other park users that your dog is safe.
  • Please pick up after your dog. The success of the parks depends on owners taking responsibility for their dogs.
  • Young children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Dog Park Courtesies

  • Help keep the area clean and odor free.
  • Keep the dogs on the sidewalk while traveling to and from the dog park.
  • Keep dogs off of private property.
  • Encourage other users to clean up after their pets at all times.

Note: parks may be closed during the year to allow the grass to re-establish.
Please park in designated lots.

  • Rough and Ready Park

    Rough & Ready Park
    1. Address:301 E 21st Ave.
      Longmont, CO 80504
    Amenities:
    1. Basketball Court(s)
    2. BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
    3. Bocce Ball Court(s)
    4. Crawdad Exploration Area
    5. Dog Park
    6. Horseshoe Pit/Court
    7. Labyrinth
    8. Multi-use Field(s)
    9. Parking Lot(s)
    10. Picnic Area(s)
    11. Playground
    12. Public Art
    13. Restroom(s)
    14. Shelter(s)
    15. Skate Park
    16. Small Wheels Park
    17. Volleyball Court(s) -Sand
    Categories:
    1. Parks

This nine-acre neighborhood park is located along (and named for) the historic Rough and Ready Ditch - one of Longmont's oldest irrigation ditches. The ditch was appropriated on March 13, 1869. It formed the Pleasant Valley Reservoir (later renamed Terry Lake) in June 1871. The Rough and Ready Primary Greenway provides a pleasant trail access to the park. Found adjacent to Alpine Elementary School, the park was designed by Play Environments and built by ECI Site Construction Management. The park was opened to the public in 2006.

The elements in this park include a small skate area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, a multi-use play field, a walking labyrinth, a crawdad exploration area, an off-leash dog exercise area, two play bays with traditional swings and other non-traditional play equipment, an irrigation pond with a beautiful art piece titled Bird Bath by Tim Upham from Fort Collins in the pond.

The design was based on a natural, passive theme with representations of that theme found throughout the design. The eastern portion of the park was dedicated to passive recreation, with the labyrinth and bocce ball and horseshoe courts grouped together. Soft-surface walking paths and native grass areas border the eastern and western edges of the park. The pond is shaped like a bird and the sculpture in the pond incorporates bird-like shapes and moving water. The large shelter features four tables and a grill, while the small shelter includes 2 tables and a grill. To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.

For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.

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