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    Ankeny Dog Park Rules/Pass Information

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    The gates at the Dog Park are locked. Once you purchase your yearly pass, you will receive a code to enter the park.

    Please do not share this code with others. If caught sharing, we reserve the right to revoke your membership without a refund. If for any reason the code needs to be changed during the calendar year, this will be communicated to pass holders via email.

    • All dogs are required to have a Dog Park Pass (daily or annual) to use the Dog Park
    • The permit tag must be worn on the collar while at the Dog Park
    • Dogs must also have a pet license to use the park
    • Dog Park Ambassadors will check for permit tags and enforce rules at all times
    • Annual Dog Park Passes: $25 each for residents, $35 for non-residents

    Passes are sold Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ankeny Parks & Recreation office, located in the Public Services Building, 220 W First St. or at City Hall, 410 W First St. Annual Dog Park Passes are valid Jan. 1-Dec. 31. 

    You must bring a copy of the dog's current rabies vaccination certificate in order to purchase a pass. For more information on how to license your pet, click here

    • Each dog must have a valid Dog Park Pass (permit tag) attached to their collar and visible at all times
    • All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination certification
    • Zero Tolerance for Dog Waste - Handlers must pick up and dispose of their dog's waste
    • Gates must be kept closed at all times
    • Children under 10 years of age may not enter fenced area. Children 10 and over must be supervised at all times
    • Handler of a dog must be 18 years old
    • Maximum of two dogs per handler
    • This facility and parking lot are tobacco and alcohol free
    • No wheeled vehicles are allowed in the dog park unless used for a disability
    • No animals besides dogs are permitted in the dog park
    • Dogs must be licensed with the City or other city of residence
    • Dogs must be over four months old
    • Dogs must be kept on a leash while entering and exiting the facility, must be off leash inside the park
    • Dogs should be within eyesight and under voice control at all times and never be left unattended
    • Always carry a leash within the facility, one per dog
    • Intact females may not attend the park during their heat cycle
    • No food or drink permitted - small training treats are allowed
    • A flat buckle collar is required. Pinch/prong/spike collars are not allowed
    • No digging, owner is responsible for filling holes as needed
    • Owners are responsible and liable for any damage caused by their dogs
    • Large Dog Area - Dogs must be over 15" at shoulder
    • Small Dog Area - Dogs must be under 15" at shoulder
    • Sick and lame dogs will not be permitted to use the park
    • Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the park with owners

    Expenses needed to operate the dog park are being off-set by pass sales. The park is a financially self-sufficient operation. However, there is a need to continue fundraising for capital projects. 

    Please make your check payable to: City of Ankeny/Dog Park. Donations will be deposited by the City of Ankeny. Donors will receive a confirmation letter verifying receipt of the tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for your support!

    Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department
    220 W First St.
    Ankeny, IA 50023

    Benches can be purchased for $850 as part of the City of Ankeny's Memorial & Tribute Program.

    Dog Park Sign