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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Town of Basalt Leash-Free Areas for dogs

The Town of Basalt recently passed Ordinance No. 20, Series of 2019 which identified leash-free areas for dogs in the Town of Basalt; see the link for designated leash-free areas.

Section 2 of the Ordinance states:

Off-Leash Areas.  Pursuant to Section 7-139(h) of the Basalt Municipal Code, the Town Council hereby designates the following properties as areas where dogs at large are permitted: 

  • Linear Park, limited to the north end of Linear Park between Meadow Lane and Lewis Lane and excluding the walking path that runs along East Valley Road but including the pathway that runs through the center of this area of Linear Park.
  • Confluence Park.
  • Southside Park.
  • Arbaney Park, excluding the walking paths, playground area within the gravel surface, picnic pavilion (and areas outside the walking path that run along the playing field).  
  • Lions Park, excluding the sidewalks along Midland Spur, Midland Avenue and Two Rivers Road.

However, dogs must be on leash during any special event which has been approved through a special event activity permit or Town resolution such as BaSalsa, Sunday Market, Community Picnic, and the High Schools Color Run unless the Town's  approval specifically provides for dogs off leash.

The Town shall post notice of these “off-leash” areas at each site.  Each dog must be accompanied by (and within sight and hearing distance of) its owner or keeper.   

The Town Manager has authority to establish guidelines for the use of these “off-leash” areas. The multi-use nature of these areas is to be maintained.

For more information on free leashes, or to license your dog, please stop by the Basalt PD at 100 Elk Run Drive, Suite 115 or call 970 927-4316 Monday-Thursday for more dog license information.

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