Top 8 Twin Cities Dog Parks Every Dog Owner Should Visit

Updated July 21, 2022
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With so many options, it may be hard to decide which Twin Cities dog parks you and your four-legged friend should visit. Summer in Minnesota is a great time to get outside and introduce your dog to new parks. Put these top-rated Twin Cities dog parks on your summer activity list!   

Minnehaha Dog Park in Minneapolis, MN

Located right in Minneapolis, more than six acres await both on and off-leash adventurers. Throughout the park, the trails travel through woods, bluff, and even along a beach. In the hot summer days, dogs can cool off by playing in the water while meeting new four-legged friends.

A parking lot is conveniently located near the entrance of the park for those who are driving. 

5399 Minnehaha Park Drive S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

golden retriever laying in one of twin cities dog parks

Battle Creek Dog Park in Maplewood

With 35 acres fully-fenced, Battle Creek is the biggest dog park around! If you are looking for walking trails, wooded areas, prairies, or shorelines, this is the place to get a variety of scenery. The best part of the park is that there is no permit needed to enter. 

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2350 Upper Afton Road
Maplewood, MN 55119

Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Park in White Bear 

Another off-leash park on the east-side of the Twin Cities is Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Park. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., there is plenty of time to explore the fully-fenced 10 acres. There are nearly infinite spaces for your four-legged friends to run around on footpaths and wooded terrain. If you have a small dog, there are designated hours just for them!

5750 Otter Lake Rd
White Bear Township, MN 55110

golden retriever laying in one of twin cities dog parks

Bloomington Off-Leash Dog Park in Bloomington, MN

Your dog will smile when they see the large grassy areas, trees, and a pond to sniff and explore! A dog license is needed to enter the Bloomington Dog Park, so pick one up at your local government building before your big park day. 

620 W 111th St
Bloomington, MN 55438

Unleashed Hounds and Hops in Minneapolis, MN

Unleased Hounds and Hops is not only a fun night out for the pups but for the humans, too! Food, drinks, and a dog park is the perfect place to meet up with friends and make new ones. Before visiting Unleashed, your dog needs to be registered on the website and your human friends should be secured by reservation. Once you arrive, enjoy a night out with their full menu, sizable variety of beverages, and monitored playtime for the furry friends! Unleashed Hounds & Hops is Minnesota’s first indoor/outdoor dog park, bar, and eatery!

200 E Lyndale Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405


two dogs lying in the grass playing at an off-leash dog park

High Bridge Dog Park in St. Paul, MN

For those who live in the heart of downtown St. Paul, this conveniently located dog park underneath The High Bridge is a great option for after work. The views are great for the humans and the dogs will love all the friends they can make. High Bridge Dog Park is home to two separate areas for both small and large dogs to enjoy. 

59 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Kaposia Landing Off-Leash Dog Park in South St. Paul, MN

Kaposia Landing Dog Park’s 6.3 acre property is the only dedicated area to run, recreate, and train without a leash in South St. Paul. Large spaces are available for dogs to run freely without being too crowded. 

800 Bryant Avenue
South Saint Paul, MN 55075

black and yellow doodle dogs running in a grassy area of one of twin cities dog parks

Andy’s Park Bark in Woodbury, MN

Located east of Woodbury, Andy’s Park Bark was named after the Police Department’s first K9 officer, “Andy.” Approximately 70 acres of off-leash outdoor space, walking trails, grassy areas, and wooded trails allows for plenty of space for dogs to exercise. This park also has picnic tables, restrooms, and pet watering stations which makes for a great option for a day trip!

11664 Dale Rd
Woodbury, MN 55129

Looking for a Pet-Friendly Apartment in the Twin Cities?

Four-legged friends are an important part of the family! Finding the right apartment that will fit both you and your pets can be tricky. Check-out these pet friendly apartments in Minnesota. Can’t make it all the way to any of the Twin Cities dog parks? Many apartments offer special amenities just for the pets! Have questions? Contact us to learn more about our properties. We would love to help you on your journey to find a new apartment for you and your four-legged friend!


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