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Dog Areas in Solon, IA

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Solon is a city in eastern Iowa with a population of a little more than 2,500 people. There are several bigger cities nearby, and many people choose to live in Solon to get the small community charm Solon provides, and commute to work in bigger cities each day. Solon has long been a primarily residential city, but with its growing population has come several commercial facilities as well. Many people choose to live in Solon for its excellent school system as well as its parks and recreation programs. There isn't a specified off-leash dog park in Solon, but there are some in surrounding towns, as well as parks within Solon where you can walk your leashed dog.

One of the nicest places to walk your dog in Solon is on the Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail. This trail was once a railway line, but it has recently been converted into part of a network of trails that connect across America. This portion of the trail stretches for just over five miles, and the crushed stone surface is ideal for dog walking, biking, or jogging, and snowmobiling or skiing in the winter. Solon is a lovely place to live with your dog, and exploring the Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail is just the beginning of the adventures you'll have there!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Solon, IA

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    Population Density 728/sq mi

    #1 Southeast Marion

    The K9 Acres dog park is 20 minutes north of Solon, in southeast Marion, Iowa, which is part of Cedar Rapids. This 11-acre dog park is a favorite spot for visitors and residents of Marion who want to exercise or socialize their pet. The primary area of the park is an eight-acre open space with plenty of space for your dog to play or chase a ball. Another section is reserved for training dogs who aren't ready to be in the general area yet, and there's a third area meant just for small dogs. The park provides visitors with waste removal supplies, seating, and water. All Cedar Rapids dog parks require permits to visit.
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    Population Density 1,130/sq mi

    #2 North Ely

    The city of Ely, Iowa is 20 minutes north of Solon, and in the northern part of town sits the Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park. The entire park takes up 13.8 acres, and that includes the main yard with walking trails, seating, and shelter. There is also a small dog yard for dogs under 15 inches and a separate area for training dogs.  The park also provides visitors with waste disposal items as well as water for both humans and dogs. Like all Cedar Rapids dog parks, this one requires a permit to enter. It is just $6 for a daily pass or $32 for a yearly permit.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 461/sq mi

    #3 University Area

    Northwest Iowa City is just a 20-minute drive from Solon, and this is where the University of Iowa is located. It's also where the Thornberry Dog Park is found. This 12-acre off-leash dog park is part of Peninsula Park, and it features separate big and small dog sections. There is also a doggy playground and a training area. People with dogs who love to swim appreciate that there's an enclosed pond within the dog park where dogs can take a dip. Be sure to pick up a day pass for $5 or a yearly membership for $40. If your dog is spayed or neutered, you'll receive a $5 discount off of a yearly permit.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 59/sq mi

    #4 Scott Park

    The eastern city limits of Iowa City are less than a 20-minute drive from Solon, and this is where you'll find Rita's Ranch Dog Park at Scott Park. This park has two separate sections, and one of them is sometimes closed for maintenance. This beautiful park is quite spacious, and there are often small plastic pools set out for dogs to cool off in during the summer months. The park provides visitors with waste bags, and there is often drinking water available for dogs. Don't forget to pick up either a daily or yearly permit before you enter the park!
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    Population Density 3,557/sq mi

    #5 Cedar River

    Another portion of the network of former railway lines that have been converted into trails is found in Cedar Rapids, which is less than a half-hour drive from Solon. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is an almost 68-mile trail that is part asphalt and part crushed stone. This trail passes through four counties, and it follows the line of the scenic Cedar River, so you're sure to be rewarded with astounding views during your walk with your dog. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash while you walk this trail, and always clean up after your pet.
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