Dog Parks in Kootenai County and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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Dog Park Number Three for Coeur d’Alene
Where: McEuen Park, Downtown Coeur d’Alene
When: Scheduled to open in May, 2014.
Stay tuned for announcement of grand opening.
We are accepting donations.

CLICK HERE to catch up on the March, 2014 update on the status of the dog parks.



Atlas Road and Nez Perce Drive, Coeur d’Alene, adjacent to Northshire Park – See Map



North 15th Street and E. Hazel Ave., Coeur d’Alene, behind fire station. Just north of 15th Street Exit off Interstate 90.

Park Hours – Both Parks:

Six A.M. to Ten P.M.

(Please Review Park Rules When Entering)

Click Here to see the rules

Central Bark in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

We support and promote the development and sustainability of an off-leash dog park to encourage dog socialization and a community spirit among dog owners in Kootenai County, while raising awareness about the importance of good health, exercise and the well-being of our furry friends.

KC Dog Park Association Logo

Who Are We?

The Kootenai County Dog Park Association is a group of resident dog owners and interested parties who are eager to establish, promote and maintain dog parks in Kootenai County, Idaho. Anyone with a sincere interest in this effort is encouraged to join our group. We have regular meetings where we collaborate with each other on various topics associated with the development and management of our dog parks.


Off leash dog parks have been very successful in cities around the country. It has been established that there is strong public support for off-leash parks based on a survey done of citizens in the city of Coeur d’Alene. Below are just some of the benefits that come with having an established off-leash dog park in a community:

  • It provides a way to exercise dogs, which is so important to their health.
  • It helps dogs gain the socialization skills they need which is particularly important at an early age so they learn how to behave around other dogs and people.
  • It provides an area for other dog-owning citizens to socialize with others in the community and collaborate/educate each other on different dog-related issues.
  • As dog park users learn expectations of proper clean-up and good dog behavior while visiting the park, more will carry these good habits with them when outside of the dog park (on other trails, parks in the area).
  • The fact that the city feels it important to have a dog park helps to raise awareness of the proper care and treatment of dogs (proper licensing, vaccinations, exercise, etc.).
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January 22 2009 01:10 pm

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