Dog Parks in Des Moines, Iowa

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dog parks, dog, dogs, des moines, iowa

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.

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, a fenced-in area, picnic tables, water, and shelter.

 

Kinship Brewing – Kinship Lois Park

Location: 255 NW Sunrise Drive, Waukee, IA

Hours: Brewery Hours

Bathrooms: Yes, in the brewery

Permit: No permit, but must be a customer of Kinship Brewing while your dog is in the dog park.

Details: Kinship Lois Park is a part of Kinship Brewing in Waukee. As a customer of Kinship, you are able to use the dog park. Must sign the waiver here before entering.

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.

Raccoon River 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 areas, benches, and walking trails 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 the 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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