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Category Archives: Dog Parks

19 Places You Can Bring Your Dog in Northeast Minneapolis

Minnesota is packed with dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been spreading the woof about one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior and Saint Paul’s scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood; now it’s time to hit up Minneapolis – specifically, its Northeast nabe. Here are 19 of our favorite pups-welcome spots in Northeast Minneapolis: ‘Tis our doo-ty to provide … Read More

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13 Places You Can Bring Your Dog Near Saint Paul’s Mac-Groveland Neighborhood

Minnesota has loads of dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been shining a spotlight on one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior but our next spot is a little closer to home: the vibrant, scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul (or thereabouts). Without further a-doo, here are 13 wag-worthy hangouts: Thirsty? … Read More

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12 Dog-Friendly Spots to Visit in Excelsior

All you have to doo is check out our directory to see that Minnesota is full of dog-friendly spots — and we’re adding more all the time. (Got one for us? Speak!) We’ll be breaking it down into bite-sized pieces so you can better plan your outings with your furry friend. First up, the historic town … Read More

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High Paw-raise: Your Fave MN Dog Parks

Although we dig dog parks year-round, this furbulous fall has us squeezing in as much outside playtime as paw-sible. On the tail of our recent post about your dog park pet peeves, we give you a compilation of your fave off-leash romping grounds: East Side Linda B.’s pooch ruvs the Rice Creek North Trail Corridor Off-Leash Area … Read More

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Not Cool: Dog Park Pet Peeves

The Dog Park: a magical place for many pups and their people. A place to let dogs be dogs. To sniff ‘n stroll, romp ‘n roll, or stretch their legs and open up like the place is a canine Autobahn. To socialize, work on manners, and test obedience. And to lose the doggone leash already! We … Read More

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New Dog Park to Open in Southwest Metro

Get ready to woof it up, Southwest Metro dog lovers: The city of Orono just approved a new, 39-acre dog park. The park features trails throughout its woods and prairie and will include walking paths and picnic tables. It’s located near Wayzata Blvd. in Orono, just west of Lake Classen. The Susan E. Lurton off-leash park will join … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Lake Minnewashta

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. The Dog: Hurley The Day: Thursday, January 21 The Park: Lake Minnewashta Off-Leash Dog Park in Chanhassen This fully … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Dog Parks (2.0)

[Editor’s note: Whether your dog considers them paradise or purgatory, dog parks are growing in both popularity and number. The best way to know which one is — or isn’t — for you? Woof of mouth! Our Dog Park Detective series digs deep to report on the good and the meh, including the grounds and overall … Read More

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Fall Bucket List For You and Your Dog

Fall, furbulous fall. The sights, sounds, and scents make this season a stand-out for doggies and their two-legged assistants alike. And this is especially true in Minnesota, where summers can be too steamy for some and winters too frigid for others. (Again, talking both canines and humans here.) Autumn temps set the tone for dog-friendly … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Southbridge Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. The Dog: Hippo The Day: Wednesday, September 2 The Park: Southbridge Community Park in Shakopee Southbridge Community Park may … Read More

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