City of Longmont implements interim dog visitation policy at Button Rock Preserve
On May 1, 2019, Longmont City Council directed staff to implement new rules requiring all dogs be on leash when in the Preserve and allowing only one dog per visitor. These rules grew out of increased visitation to the preserve and concerns for the health of the watershed. The need to balance resource protection with passive recreation has become critical.
The interim rules will remain in place until the final Button Rock Preserve Management Plan is adopted, likely in the latter part of 2020. Research, feedback and findings in development of that plan will be used to determine the future dog visitation policy.
Other regional parks and open spaces in the area may offer different leash laws. The City encourages residents to explore any and all options available. Below are links to a few of these options.