Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park

Dog Park
Picnic Tables
Water Fountains
Picnic Shelters

The Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park opened on June 12, 2009.This 5 acre park is named for the woman who worked tirelessly to make the project come to life. 125 donors contributed over $48,000 to construct the park. Additional features have been added since the opening.

Daily fee $2 or annual fee $15
(tags available at Clerk’s Office, Waterloo City Hall)

Park Features include:

  • Separate areas for large dogs and small dogs
  • Shelter structures in each area
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Canine / owner drinking fountain in each area
  • Paved entry point and walkways
  • Paved parking lot
  • Biodegradable waste bags and waste receptacle on site
  • Accessible portable restroom on site
  • Large shade trees throughout the park

Park Rules

  • No unattended dogs allowed.
  • Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression.
  • Dog owners must pick up all dog waste and dispose of waste in designated receptacle near entrance.
  • Dogs must have current vaccinations to utilize park.
  • Children must be at least 6 years of age and have adult supervision at all times.
  • No more that 2 dogs allowed per person.
  • A leash must be carried for each dog at all times.
  • All holes dug by dogs must be filled by owner.
  • The following items are prohibited in the park:  food, bones, rawhide (except training treats),prong or spike collars
  • Dogs in heat not allowed in park
  • Dogs under age of 4 months not allowed in park
  • Park open dawn to dusk

Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries or damages caused by their dogs.