Battle Creek Regional Park Dog Park

2300 Upper Afton Rd
Maplewood, MN 55119

Hours of Operation: Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset
Size: 35 acres
Parking: Yes
Permit: No

Category: Dog Parks

Open during the same hours as the regional park, the dog park at Battle Creek is a delightful way to spend an afternoon walking, romping and enjoying Minnesota with your best four-legged buddy. The park is dotted with a few ponds, and has varied terrain that includes trees, trails and idyllic grassy areas.

Dog Info

  • Fenced
  • Water source for swimming
  • Trees/wooded areas
  • Walking trails

January 12, 2017

We love this dog park! I often drive with my dog from near the University of Minnesota to play at this park. The park is spacious, so make sure your dog has great recall! There is a lot of area, which includes multiple ponds and streams. I've not run into much issue, but occasionally there have been people that have been less-than attentive to their dog(s), which sucks. Luckily the park is large enough to be able to get away from these dogs and owners. The 4 out of 5 is because this park is known to get plagued with blue-green algae, which is extremely dangerous. I don't go during the summer because of this.


September 11, 2016

Great Park with a huge space for dogs to run and explore.


June 20, 2016

GREAT park!!! Lots of different areas to explore! Ponds! Fields! Woods! And space to wander as well as meet lots of other dogs! Excellent park! Also a nice perk that it doesn't require a permit.


February 1, 2015

Wow! Best park by far. Only problem is I don't live close enough.

Roux Magnolia

January 2, 2015

We just went to Battle Creek for the first time on New Years Day, and it was so much fun! I loved all of the trails and the open spaces to romp. I can't wait to return in the summer to go swimming in the ponds! We are already planning to return this weekend!

Love it!!!

September 10, 2013

I have been to many parks around the area but nothing like this one. It is so nice to be able to go to such a big area that is maintained. People are courteous and friendly. My girls have the option to play and socialize with the other dogs or we can walk one of the many trails. They always enjoy going and come home tired.


June 10, 2012

This was the first dog park experience for my two girls and me. This park had everything and more! Beautiful pond spaces, benches and picnic tables scattered throughout, open play areas, and great walking paths through the trees (very clean!). It is easy to find other dogs to play with, while still having the trails for a relaxing walk with the pooches. I highly recommend this park!


May 15, 2012

We go to this park at least one or more times a year. Our dog is able to socialize with other dogs or be alone if it wants to. There is a lot of room to play and go for a walk, even in the winter.


March 25, 2012

Awesome dog park!! I tend to avoid most dog parks since one of my dogs is extremely ball obsessive. While non-aggressive, he tends to obsess over anyone who has a ball or a chuck it and thus can be a pain to other people. Battle Creek allows us to hit the trails and happily romp in the woods and lakes. Those who want open play areas can head to one of several fields, and those who want to avoid the standard dog park can do so easily!


August 1, 2011

Totally awsome place! Beautiful trails with ponds. The people are great and the paths are long. My dogs love it there!


July 20, 2011

Gorgeous! Love the varied terrain, ponds, trails thru wooded areas and large fields. The park is very well maintained and the regulars are very welcoming and take great pride in the park. Definitely in our top 3! Due to the longer drive it is often a special trip to meet friends and doggy playmates from WI.


June 9, 2011

Huge park. Mostly medium to big dogs. Two large areas for running and fetching and a number of lakes, trails too. Best dog park in the cities.


June 7, 2011

Well kept, large, completely fenced, and has lakes! What more could you ask for? The entrance is set back from the main gathering area so your dogs are calm and focused on you by the time they get to hang out with the majority of other dogs. And, if you have a weird feeling about another dog or handler, this place is big enough that you can walk away and leave that problem behind! Love it!!

Add Review

When you submit a review it can take up to 24 hours to be approved.

This is the name that will be displayed

Your real name will not be displayed.

Your email will not be displayed.