If you have a dog and live – or find yourself – in Iowa City, you have to check out the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park.
Iowa City is a Big 10 Conference university town – home of the Hawkeyes, and these folks know how to do a dog park right! Thornberry is located at the very end of Foster Road and Canton Street, and it’s the best dog park we’ve ever been to – so far.
This dog park is a fantastic 12 acres! The amenities include:
The park was mostly grass with walking paths for humans and covered cabanas to get out of rain or direct sun while your dog plays. Also, the park provided eco-friendly disposal bags because all the poop goes down conveniently located pipes to underground cells where it breaks down and decomposes. Check out the photos!
Each dog must have a Thornberry tag on their collar to enter the park. The cost of the tag is $25 per year, with a $5 discount if your dog is spayed/neutered. They also offer day passes for $5 if you’re just passing through.
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