Learn about our required permits
The two off-leash parks require a permit (or daily pass) to enter. Only one permit is necessary to visit both parks and is valid until 12/31 of that year.
For your convenience, Dog Park Permits are available online through the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.
You can also pick up a dog permit at either of these locations:
City Services Center
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
NW Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Rabies vaccination is required, and you’ll need to know your tag number.
In 2024, a green dog tag indicates you have purchased a permit and must remain on your dog when you are visiting the parks. The color of dog tag will change each year. Permits are renewed each January and expire 12/31 of the calendar year. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RENEWING YOUR PERMIT(S) WHEN EXPIRED.
Daily permits are available for $6 by calling 319-286-5566 or online for those who want to try the park out with their dog or are just visiting the area.
Yearly permits are $38.00 per dog with an option of picking up your tag or having it mailed to you for an additional postage fee.
Visiting the park for the first time? Please make sure you: