Dog Parks in Des Moines, Iowa

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We love to explore the outdoors with our furry, four-legged friends too! Here is a list of dog parks in Des Moines, Iowa including some basic details before you go!

17th Avenue Dog Park

Location: 7th Ave SW, South of 8th Street SW, Altoona

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Bathrooms:

Permit: No details listed

Details: 

Ankeny Dog Park

Location: SW Ankeny RD and SW Goodwin St., Ankeny

Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush

Permit: Dog park permits are required. Resident $25/Non-Resident $35 per year. You can purchase permits through Ankeny Parks and Recreation.

Details: Separate areas for large and small dogs. There is a pond nearby. There is a drinking fountain. 7.5 acres for dogs to run and play off leash.

Ewing Dog Park

Location: 4660 Indianola Ave, Des Moines

Hours: 6 a.m. to sunset

Bathrooms: Unknown

Permit: $20 per year. The permit can be used at all three Des Moines Parks and Recreation dog parks.

Details: This dog park offers an 8.5-acre fenced area for dogs of all sizes and 1 acre fenced for small dogs. The area has an open-air shelter, picnic tables and drinking fountain May-October.

Riverwalk Dog Park

Location: 111 Illinois Street, Des Moines

Hours: 6 a.m. to sunset

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush

Permit: $20 per year. The permit can be used at all three Des Moines Parks and Recreation dog parks.

Details: This dog park offers 4 acres of fenced in areas for dogs to run off leash. There are two fenced unleashing areas. Picnic tables and dog waste station. Near the Riverwalk and other trails.

Indianola Off-Leash Playground

Location: 1710 S K Street, Indianola

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush

Permit: $25 per year permit. Permits can be purchased through the Indianola Parks and Recreation.

Details: The Indianola dog park is a part of Downey Park. This dog park offers agility equipment, benches, fenced in area, picnic tables, water, and shelter.

Raccoon River Dog Park 

Location: 2500 Grand Ave., West Des Moines

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to dusk

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush

Permits: $20/Resident and $40/Non-Resident per year. You can purchase a day pass for $5. Permits can be purchased through West Des Moines Parks and Recreation.

Details: The Raccoon Dog Park offers a 10 acre fenced play area separated for big and small dogs.

Trailside Dog Park

Location: 590 SE Brick Drive, Waukee

Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset

Bathrooms: Yes, enclosed flushable

Permits: $25/Resident and $45/Non-Resident per year. Single day passes are available for $5. Purchase dog permits through Waukee Parks and Recreation.

Details: Trailside Dog Park offers 4 acres of fenced-in land for dogs to run and play unleashed. There is a small dog area available. Drinking fountains, dog waste stations, shade area, benches, and walking trail are also available.

Windsor Heights Dog Park

Location: South of Colby Park and I-235

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Bathrooms: Flush bathrooms are available at Colby Park.

Permits: No

Details: The Windsor Height dog park is the perfect addition to Colby Park. For best access, park at Colby Park and take bike trail south underneath the I-235 bridge. This dog park offers a large fenced in area for dogs to run and play.

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