Lake Minnewashta Off-Leash Dog Park

6900 Hazeltine Blvd
Chanhassen, MN

Hours of Operation: 8 am to 9 pm or sunset, whichever comes first
Size: .8 miles
Parking: $5 a day parking fee/ $24 annual parking permit available
Permit: No

Category: Dog Parks Southwest Metro

Minnewashta packs a lot of pooch-friendly amenities into a less-than-colossal footprint. A fenced pond, seasonally available water fountain, plenty of room to run and a special area for small dogs give this unique area mass appeal.

Dog Info

  • Partially fenced
  • Separate small dog area
  • Water source for swimming
  • Trees/wooded areas
  • Walking trails
Alycia & Hank

March 1, 2016

My family and I love this dog park - - we go at least a few times per week. It has been fun building relationships with the other families that go! Lots of fun and they keep the park very clean!

Hudson's mom

October 29, 2015

This is a great dog park! The trees and hills make it a fabulous place for a dog that likes to run up and down the hills. It is a really beautiful place. Hudson gives it a 6 out of 5.


March 3, 2015

My favorite part of every day that I hike there for an hour with my lab. This is now FULLY fenced and completely secure since last summer. Beautifully maintained. Gorgeous in the winter. Worth a drive everyday!

Tilly's Mom

July 31, 2014

I would give this place a 4.5, but I rounded up since I'm excited to go there later today. This is totally a park where owners let their dogs run free in the woods and to play with other dogs. If you don't want your dog to play with a pack I would avoid going at busy times. Never had an issue with an aggressive dog (or human). We go 2-3 times a week, so it’s nice to get to know people and dogs. In the winter it was pretty icy and there are a few hills where you need to watch your step. There are a few ponds, so bring a towel and let your pup enjoy.


October 13, 2013

We brouht our three dogs to the park for the first time today. The park itself was very nice. It is large, wooded and shaded. As we walked, we came upon many unattended dogs. Four different times today our dogs were met by semi-aggressive dogs. These dogs were growling, had raised hair and attempted to block our dogs path. Only once was an owner close by to call their dog off. One dog attempted to bite my dog. I yelled NO and think I startled the other dog, his owner never even looked back to see what the noise was about. I have three large breed dogs so it wasn't as if they were "out-sized". We've been to other dog parks and most owners watch their dogs and keep them somewhat close to them. I doubt we will ever go back to this park. The park itself was very nice but there were too many unattended dominant dogs for our liking.

Mollie's Mom

March 14, 2012

My dog LOVES this place. Both of my sisters and my parents all bring their dogs here and they just run free in the woods and with the other dogs. Clean, plenty of shade, but also sunny spots, room to throw a frisbie or ball and a spot to sit at a picnic table. There is something for everyone.

Ben's Mom

March 7, 2012

We love this park, especially in the summer, because of the shade that it provides. You can walk one big circle or cut through 3 paths down the middle for more variety. I wouldn't EVER let my dog swim in the water that's inside the dog park because it's just run-off ponds and is really murky. In fact, by August they are usually dry. This regional park is on a lake and dogs can go in the water near the fishing dock. There they need to be on leash.


November 15, 2011

Lots of wood chip trails, scenery and a great work out. Difficulty from easy to huff n puff. Has a doggie water fountain and paw cleaner in the sally-port. Super clean. Wish they had free poop bags. The small dog park was an afterthought, Not much to offer dogs or people.

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