Where Pets and People Gather Year Round!

Opening 2022

Introducing Iowa’s only multipurpose, indoor and outdoor canine community focused on exercise, education, wellness, and fun. Located in Iowa City, we’re a place where people and pets can play, work, learn, exercise, eat, and relax together year-round. We plan to open in 2022, but you can pre-order your membership now!

Where Pets and People Gather Year Round!

Opening 2022

Introducing Iowa’s only multipurpose, indoor and outdoor canine community focused on exercise, education, wellness, and fun. Located in Iowa City, we’re a place where people and pets can play, work, learn, exercise, eat, and relax together year-round. We plan to open in 2022, but you can pre-order your membership now!

Walking. Diving. Agility. Events. Food. Fun.

Our goal is for all of our visitors—two-legged to four-legged—to walk away a little healthier and a little happier each time they visit. You’ll love our elevated walking track, dog swimming pool and diving dock, and off-leash area for agility, running, and playing.

Walking. Diving. Agility. Events. Food. Fun.

Our goal is for all of our visitors—two-legged to four-legged—to walk away a little healthier and a little happier each time they visit. You’ll love our elevated walking track, dog swimming pool and diving dock, and off-leash area for agility, running, and playing.

Everyone is Welcome.

You Don't Have to Have a Dog.

We built W.A.L.K. to be a welcoming place for everyone no matter your age, interests, or abilities. You don’t have to have a pet to join our W.A.L.K. community. Being around pets is good for the heart and soul. So please join us. You can buy a day pass or annual membership and take your walks on our elevated track, surrounded by four-legged friends. Or you can come and work or just relax and enjoy a little pet therapy to put some health and happiness in your day.

Wanna hold a wedding, birthday party, educational, corporate, or private event here? We have plenty of space inside and out. Because, seriously, who doesn’t wanna have their pet at their wedding or birthday party?

A group of friends cheersing their drinks over pizza

Wanna Co-Work with Your Dog?

Yes, your dream has come true. We will offer both hourly co-working spaces as well as private offices and conference rooms. And, of course, strong Wi-Fi! While you work, your dog can have supervised time in our off-leash area. And we’ll have food and drinks on-site so you can stay and play—or work—all day.

Wanna Co-Work with Your Dog?

Yes, your dream has come true. We will offer both hourly co-working spaces as well as private offices and conference rooms. And, of course, strong Wi-Fi! While you work, your dog can have supervised time in our off-leash area. And we’ll have food and drinks on-site so you can stay and play—or work—all day.

Memberships and Passes

We offer three levels of annual memberships for pre-order: Walk and Talk, Walk and Run, and Walk All-Access. The first 250 people who purchase an annual membership will get a private invite to a V.I.P. pre-opening event and a free t-shirt.

W.A.L.K. membership card

Memberships and Passes

We offer three levels of annual memberships for pre-order: Walk and Talk, Walk and Run, and Walk All-Access. The first 250 people who purchase an annual membership will get a private invite to a V.I.P. pre-opening event and a free t-shirt.

W.A.L.K. membership card
Phil O'Brien and Jen O'Brien with their two Rottweiler dogs standing in a park

Top Dog and Founder:
Meet Phil

Our founder is Phil O’Brien. He and his wife, Jenny, live in Iowa City with their seven pets: Summer and Storm (their dogs) and Mini, Shotgun, Tito, Ginger and Pete (their cats).

Phil has a passion for pets and community. He is on the Board of Directors for The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County and The Shelter House. He and Jenny have also worked or volunteered extensively for Systems Unlimited, a local non-profit agency that serves people with disabilities and similar service needs.

One of Phil and Jenny’s shared dreams is that W.A.L.K. can provide the type of accessible space open to all types of people and pets.

Support W.A.L.K.
in Other Ways!

Wanna become a lead sponsor or founding member or discuss naming opportunities for various parts of the facility (the track, the swimming pool, the outdoor play area, etc.)? We’d love to talk to you.

Support W.A.L.K. in Other Ways!

Wanna become a lead sponsor or founding member or discuss naming opportunities for various parts of the facility (the track, the swimming pool, the outdoor play area, etc.)? We’d love to talk to you.