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Kevin Bills Memorial Dog Park

Give your dog the benefit of regular playtime!

Does your dog need to burn off some energy?  

The Kevin Bills Memorial Dog Park is Council Bluffs' first ever off-leash dog park. The dog park is a grassy space on the north and west side of the Midlands Humane Society Facility.  Fully enclosed with fencing with a two gate entry system for dog safety, the park has dog play structures, benches, running water and dog waste dispensers.  There are two sides of the dog park.  Either side may be used by all dog park members  Often the smaller park is used for smaller breed dogs and the larger park is used by larger breeds, but this is not a hard or fast rule.

While initial discussions began many years ago amongst board members, a small planning committee started meeting in February 2015 to bring this dream to a reality. In conjunction with a very generous capital campaign gift, the park is named to honor the memory of Kevin Bills and officially opened in February 2016.  The dog park boasts controlled access for "Members-Only" and is great place where Council Bluffs residents can gather to enjoy time together with their four-legged family members.  It has separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Dog park memberships are $100 for a year (one household up to four dogs), with a renewal date of March 31 each year.

Dog owners will be responsible for their dogs at all times while at the park and must follow specific rules and regulation. Some dog park rules include:

  • No single owner / caretaker shall have more than three dogs in the dog park
  • Dogs must be off-leash while inside the dog park
  • Dogs must be over four months old and owners will be required to provide proof of city license and vaccination against Rabies, Distemper and Parvo
  • Absolutely no aggressive dogs or animals other than dogs
  • Spiked, pinch or shock collars are not allowed

See our Customer Service team for registration and renewal of your Dog Park Membership. Please remember to bring proof of Rabies, DHPP Vaccination, and current pet license for all dogs on your membership.

If you have questions about the Kevin Bills Memorial Dog Park, you can email us at

You can read and print off the current Dog Park application form by clicking the button below.  Please know that this application need to be brought in and processed at the Midlands Humane Society.  As a reminder, bring vaccination records for all dogs so we can confirm that the vaccines are up to date, along with current pet licensing information.  If you have questions, please call us at 712-396-2270.  Thank you!

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