Come On Out!

Welcome to K9COLA's Web site! We are the group that advocates for off-leash dog parks in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, metro area, and we spearhead many activities and improvements for the parks. Cheyenne Park Off-Leash Area is a well-established park we have enjoyed for many years; K9 Acres Off-Leash Area opened in 2013. (See maps of the parks).

Please explore our pages to learn more about us, our history and goals, information about the parks, and opportunities to volunteer

K9COLA has accepted the Governor's Volunteer Iowa: A Call to Service Challenge for 2014. Find out how you can participate!

Your pup will love "Pups in the Park", a fun-filled event taking place at Cheyenne Park on May 2 from 1-4 pm. It includes "Off-Leash 101," recall tests, agility demonstrations and contests. You'll love it too!. Don't miss it!

The training yard and small dog yard at Cheyenne will be closed to the public from 11:30-5pm for this event. Patrons are welcome to use the main yard or K9 Acres during this time.

See Events for sponsor information and sign-up forms.

Recall Testing is offered regularly by K9COLA. We have two recall testing dates scheduled.


K9COLA is also working with the Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association (NWNNA) to help establish a third dog park in the Time Check neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. See a map of the Cedar Rapids Greenway Parks project.

Required park use permits are available from Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, located at 900 76th Ave Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, near Kirkwood Community College, phone (319) 286-5993, hours Mon-Sat: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday closed. Now is the time to get park permits for your dogs. Only one permit for each dog is necessary for both parks.

In August, hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoyed K9Splash! 2014, our annual dog swim. More than 150 volunteers helped carry off this event.
K9Splash!
K9Splash! 2014 Pictures   Part 1   Part 2

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K9 Splash 2008 Howl-o-ween 2008Aegon Helping HandsSummer Flood 2008


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