Did you know that 81% of Americans say their pets play a role in their housing situation? Finding the perfect home for you and your pet can come down to amenities like a fully fenced-in backyard and proximity of area dog parks and walking trails.
Spring’s arrival means our dogs will be craving to get outside and run around with their four-legged pals. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Corridor area dog parks for our furry friends. No matter what side of the Corridor you find yourself, there’s bound to be a dog park near by.
Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park | Iowa City
Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park is an 11-acre park featuring different sections based on your dog’s needs. You’ll find the perfect area for small dogs, runners, and even swimmers at Lily’s Pond! Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park is located at 1867 Foster Road.
Rita’s Ranch | Iowa City
Rita’s Ranch, within Scott Park on the East side of Iowa City, is perfect for game of fetch and has lots of space for your pooch to run. Rita’s Ranch is located at 640 S. Scott Blvd.
Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park | Cedar Rapids
Tucked away between Cedar Rapids and Ely on the Cedar River, this off-leash dog park boasts over 13 acres of walking trails, benches, water, separate training and small dog yards. Cheyenne is located at 1650 Cedar Bend Lane SW.
K9 Acres Off-Leash Area | Marion
K9 Acres in Squaw Creek Park features three main areas – an 8 acre Main Off-leash Yard, Training Yard and a Small Dog Yard. K9 Acres is located at 5200 Golf Course Road.
Please note there may be permits, memberships or day passes required to enter the dog parks. For more information and park rules, visit the following city websites for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids/Marion.
Have you been to any of these dog parks? Which one is your dog’s favorite?