Riverwalk Dog Park

1111 Illinois Street

 - 4 acres of fenced area for all dogs
 - On-street parking
 - 5' ht. Architectural Fence
 - 2 ADA Parking Stalls
 - 2 Fenced Unleashing Areas
 - Dog Waste Station
 - Enclosed Portable Restroom
 - Picnic Tables
 - Easy access to nearby Riverwalk and trails

Hour: Open year round, daily, 6:00 a.m. to sunset


Travis Parsons

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Great dog park in the heart of Des Moines. A yearly permit is required to access the park, but it is well worth it. Permits can be obtained at the City Clerks office. Proof of a rabies vaccination is required.

Sam Oanes

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our pup loves this place and so do we! Tons of room to run and play. You can easily stay in the main open area and let the dogs run and play, but there's seclusion enough to be able to walk around the perimeter of the park and avoid distractions if needed. Also includes a small obstacle course to practice some agility moves. Only real downfall is there is no running water (people bring jugs of water to fill communal bowls). A pool would be a fun addition.

Mike Thomas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Great place to exercise your dogs and yourself. 4 acres fenced to run leash free. Bags to pick up after your pets and a disposal spot. No running water yet. People are friendly for the most part. Centrally located, easy to get to. Membership required- $20 per year per dog

Sara Parker

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Love the green grass and trees and trails! Great dogs and dog parents!

Marty Henderson

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Absolutely massive and well kept. No running water, but usually someone has left an extra gallon or two around. Almost always has a few dogs, if not a lot! Agility course, a big Field area, plenty of picnic tables and mature trees make this one my favorite.