About Us

Our group, Friends of Evergreen Dog Park (FEDP), was established in early 2017 to advocate for local dog owners and dog park supporters in the effort to resolve some of the challenges facing the Evergreen dog park—-the dog off-leash area at Elk Meadow Park, which is owned and managed by JCOS—-and to ensure its continued existence. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, JCOS decided to close our park in early April.
For most of last year, FEDP supporters repeatedly petitioned the county to reconsider its decision to close our park or to provide another park, testifying at virtually every meeting of the Board of County Commissioners between April and September.
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners established a working group last June to facilitate the development of a new local dog park. That group comprises representatives of FEDP and JCOS, as well as Evergreen Parks and Recreation District (EPRD) and Evergreen Metro District. In December, JCOS submitted a proposal on behalf of the working group for a new park to a local landowner, and we are expecting an answer shortly.
Our long-term goal is to create a model park: one that provides the best possible off-leash environment, while protecting the natural resources of that area. If all goes well (and our proposal is accepted), we’ll begin that process in the very near future.

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