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).

Park permits are now sold at two Parks & Rec locations. Click here for more information.

Our annual Dog Swim event K9Splash! is scheduled this year for Saturday and Sunday August 15 & 16.
Last August, hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoyed K9Splash! 2014. More than 150 volunteers helped carry off this event. Here is more information.

See Events for sponsor information and sign-up forms

Find out more about volunteering with K9Splash!

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!

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.

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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