Dog Parks Galore in Des Moines

By on July 25, 2015

Whether you are a lifer or new to the city, if you’ve got a dog, you should know about the great selection of dog parks available to you in and around Des Moines. Below, you’ll find a list of parks where you can enjoy open spaces, opportunities for socialization and a ton of fun.

Which parks do you frequent? We’d love to hear from you and hear your stories about fun had in the city’s parks for pooches!


17th Avenue Dog Park

Region: East/Northeast

901 17th Avenue Southwest

Altoona, IA 50009

Phone: (515) 967-5136



Ankeny Dog Park

Region: North

1155 SW Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny, IA 50023

Phone: (515) 965-6400



Ewing Dog Park

Region: South

4660 Indianola Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50320

Phone: (515) 237-1386



Indianola Dog Playground At Downey Memorial Park

Region: Other

South K Street & West 17th Avenue

Indianola, IA 50125

Phone: (515) 961-9410




Perry Dog Park

Region: Other

W 3rd Street & Willis Avenue

Perry, IA 50220

Phone: (515) 465-5621



Raccoon River Dog Park

Region: West

2500 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: (515) 222-3444



Reno Memorial Dog Park

Region: East/Northeast

3533 E Douglas Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50317

Phone: (515) 237-1386



Riverwalk Dog Park

Region: Downtown

1111 Illinois Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 237-1364



Windsor Heights Dog Park

Region: Central

6900 School Street

Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Phone: (515) 279-3662


About Eric Forrest

Eric Forrest is a student, teacher, writer and dad. He's had 5 dogs, 4 cats, two ducks and a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health. When he's not writing about pets, he's writing essays, teaching literature, changing diapers and reading short stories.

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