Des Moines County Dog Park

Find Des Moines County Iowa dog parks. Dog parks are fenced areas for either leashed or off-leashed dogs and puppies to play and interact.


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About Des Moines County Dog Parks

Des Moines County Dog Parks are outdoor spaces, usually enclosed by a fence, that are used as a recreation area for pet dogs in Des Moines County, IA. In contrast to other public parks, Dog Parks typically allow dogs to be off-leash. In addition to providing dogs open space for exercise activity, Des Moines County off leash Dog Parks are intended to provide opportunities for dogs to socialize with each other.

You may contact the Dog Park for questions about:
  • Dog-friendly parks in Des Moines County
  • Special dog parks for big dogs and small dogs
  • Des Moines County designated off-leash parks and beaches
  • Pet friendly facilities including dog fountains and playgrounds
  • Des Moines County Dog Park rules and regulations
Des Moines County Public Dog Parks

Dog Parks are typically located on land owned by the Des Moines County or local government, often as a dedicated area within a larger public park. In other cases, the land may be purchased by a citizens' group or donated by an individual, business, or organization for the purpose of creating a Dog Park. The maintenance and operation of Dog Parks located on public land is usually a shared responsibility between the Des Moines County or local government and a citizens' group or non-profit established for that purpose. The Des Moines County government will sometimes pay for water, electricity, and garbage removal from a Des Moines County Dog Park, while a citizens' group or non-profit provides regular cleaning, cutting of grass, repairs, and other maintenance activities. Other Des Moines County indoor dog parks, which are usually private, provide safe and clean places for dogs to socialize with other animals and even practice agility training.

Dog Park Rules & Regulations

Dog Parks in Des Moines County, Iowa usually operate with a set of rules by which visitors must comply. Common rules include restrictions on where Des Moines County dog owners may set their pets off-leash, young children and puppies entering the Dog Park, and food that may be brought into the Dog Park, as well as requirements that owners be nearby with a leash, dogs must be vaccinated against rabies, owners must clean up after their dogs, and aggressive dogs may not use the Dog Park. Local Des Moines County regulations may specify that Des Moines County Dog Parks must be located on well-drained soil and near access to water supply lines. They usually may not be located within a certain distance of schools, playgrounds, athletic fields, or near sensitive wildlife habitats.