Dog Parks in Des Moines, Iowa

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We love to explore the outdoors with our furry, four-legged friends too! If you are dog owners, you will want to add these dog parks to your list to explore. Many require a dog park permit, so make sure you check before you go. Here is a list of dog parks in Des Moines, Iowa including some basic details before you go! To learn more about each park, click the heading’s below for more details.

Altoona Dog Park

Location: 851 17th Avenue SW, Altoona, Iowa

Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Details: The Altoona dog park is a one-acre fenced area just west of the Altoona Campus. It has benches, boulders, a dog waste station, and water on-site. Most of the site is for larger dogs, with a .10-acre section set aside for small dogs.

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: A 7.5-acre park for dogs to run and play off-leash with 6.75 acres for large dogs and .75 acres for smaller dogs. It’s a fenced park with a pond, trails, and benches.

Bailey’s Bark Park at the ARL

Location: 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Hours: 9:30 am – 8 pm Monday-Friday; 7 am – 6 pm Saturday & Sunday

Details: The Animal Rescue Leade dog park is fenced includes agility equipment, and is open to dogs in adoption. It’s also available for private rental. The park is set up for dogs to run off-leash without the concern of other dogs around.

Ewing Park Dog Park

Location: 4660 Indianola Avenue, Des Moines

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bathrooms: Unknown

Permit: $20 per year. The permit can be used at all three Des Moines Parks and Recreation dog parks in the city of Des Moines. You must have proof of rabies vaccinations and you can purchase them at the City Clerk’s Office within the Des Moines City Hall.

Details: This dog park offers an 8.5-acre fenced area for the large dog area and a 1-acre fenced for small dogs. The area has an open-air shelter, picnic tables, and a drinking fountain May-October. Learn more about Ewing park and everything it has to offer.

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 office

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, Iowa

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. They offer separate areas for large and small dogs.

Norwalk Dog Park

Location: 907 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Permit: A pass is required to use the park and can be purchased through the City of Norwalk.

Details: The Norwalk Dog Park is located within Norwalk City Park. It isn’t a huge park but has fenced areas for small and large dogs with open space and shade trees. Water is on-site, and restrooms are at City Park.

Reno Memorial Dog Park

Location: 3325 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Hours: 6 am – 10 pm, daily

Permit: $20 per year. The permit can be used at all three Des Moines Parks and Recreation dog parks in the city of Des Moines. You must have proof of rabies vaccinations and you can purchase them at the City Clerk’s Office within the Des Moines City Hall.

Details: The Reno Memorial Dog Park is a 4.2-acre fenced area with a short paved trail. It’s a grassy area with some mature trees and picnic tables. Dog waste stations are on-site. No specific water stations are available.

Riverwalk Dog Park

Location: 111 Illinois St., Des Moines

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bathrooms: Yes, non-flush

Permit: $20 per year. The permit can be used at all three Des Moines Parks and Recreation dog parks in the city of Des Moines. You must have proof of rabies vaccinations and you can purchase them at the City Clerk’s Office within the Des Moines City Hall.

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. It is located nearby riverwalk and other trails.

Raccoon River Dog Park

Location: 2500 Grand Avenue, 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 dog park with a fenced play area separated for large dogs and small dogs. While visiting do not forget to check out the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge.

Trailside Dog Park

Location: 590 SE Brick Drive, Waukee

Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset; daily. Closed on Thursday’s 7 to 10 a.m.

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 in Waukee, Iowa. 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. Colby Park is located at 6900 School Street in Windsor Heights

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. It is free and no pass is required.

 

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