Trailside Dog Park


The four-acre site is located just east of Alice’s Road, directly south of the popular Heart of the Warrior Trail. The Trailside Dog Park includes public restrooms, 21 parking stalls, separated large/small dog areas, a drinking fountain, dog waste stations, a shade structure, concrete walking paths and open greenspaces. It also features a trail connection and bicycle racks.

Park Passes

Dogs who enter the Trailside Dog Park must have a valid annual pass tag attached to their collars, made visible at all times. Please watch the video below prior to starting the pass registration process!

Waukee residents must license all dogs with the City of Waukee prior to applying for Trailside Dog Park passes. Annual pet licenses can be purchased 24 hours a day onlineQuestions can be directed to customer service at 1-855-585-8157 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Non-residents will need to purchase an annual or one-day non-resident park pass in order to enter the Trailside Dog Park; City of Waukee pet licenses are not required.

Pass steps button

Dog Park Pass TypeFee
Annual Resident Pass$25
Annual Non-Resident Pass$45
Single Day Pass$5
Lost Tag Replacement$5

Purchasing passes: Both annual and day passes can be purchased 24 hours a day online or on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Waukee Parks & Recreation Office. The office is located at 805 University Avenue in the Waukee Public Works Building. Please review these helpful steps for purchasing your Trailside Dog Pass(es)

Note on day passes: each single day pass is good for ONE DOG for ONE DAY ONLY - the day on which it is purchased. Print receipt or show mobile device to show proof of purchase at the park. 

Vaccinations: Verification of rabies and distemper/parvo vaccine due dates are required. Upload or bring a copy of your veterinarian receipt when purchasing a pass.