Open Space Amenities

  • Dog drinking fountain
  • Partially fenced
  • Restroom facility (portable) 
  • See off-leash rules below
  • Shade shelters
  • Two parking lots: located at 10499 Simms St. and 11610 W. 100th Ave. 



Off-Leash Dog Opportunity Rules and Regulations

This 420-acre site is very popular, attracting dog lovers from all over the north metro area. The area is partially fenced, so it is important that dogs are under voice command. The size of the Open Space allows dogs to run, fetch and play. If you bring young children to the Open Space, please be aware of the jumping, bounding nature of off-leash dogs.

The rules and regulations of the off-leash dog opportunity are designed to protect your dog and respect other users.

  • The site is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering or leaving the off-leash area and owners must have a visible leash at all times.
  • Dogs are not allowed to chase or harass wildlife or other dogs.
  • Owners may not leave their dogs unattended.
  • Animals must be spayed or neutered.
  • Owners must remove dogs' waste.

The following dogs are not allowed in the off-leash area:

  • Aggressive dogs
  • Female dogs in heat
  • Dogs without current vaccination tag attached to collar worn by the dog
  • Dogs too young to vaccinate against rabies
  • Dogs known to be ill or exhibiting signs of illness
  • Dogs not under voice command

The owner assumes the legal responsibility for any damage, disease or injury to persons, other dogs or property caused by his/her dog.

Westminster Hills Open Space Area Management Plan

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Libraries is currently developing an Area Management Plan for Westminster Hills Open Space. The intent is to ensure that this Open Space is being managed to meet the purposes for which the land was acquired: conserve and protect the shortgrass prairie along with the animals and plants that call it home while providing appropriate recreational opportunities. Please see the Area Management Plan page for up to date timelines and important ecological information.