For your convenience Dog Park Permits are available online! Click here to purchase online.

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department operates two off-leash areas for dog owners and their dogs to enjoy. Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park is located at 1650 Cedar Bend Lane SW in Ely and K9 Acres Off-Leash Area is located in Wanatee Park at 5200 Golf Course Road in Marion. See maps.

Permits/tags (or daily passes) are required for all dogs using the Cedar Rapids off-leash dog parks. Only one permit is necessary for the two parks.

Currently Dog Park Permits are available in person at both 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
The rabies vaccination is still required, but you just need to know your tag number.
Metal tags are no longer distributed. Paper or online permits and receipts will replace them.

A $5 discount is available for your permit. You may select up to two (up to $10 in discounts) per dog:

  1. The dog is spayed or neutered.
  2. Permits are purchased for more than one dog.
  3. The dog passed the K9COLA recall test (which is good for the life of the dog).
    Email for test date information.

Daily permits are available for $6 by calling 319-286-5566 or online for those who want to try them out, or are just visiting the area.