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Dog Areas in Elk River

45 Parks
2 Trails
2 Shops
8 Eateries
4 Groomers

Located about 34 miles to the northwest of Minneapolis, the city of Elk River is a growing community that offers a variety of options for outdoor recreation with your pup. This area has 1,000 acres of parkland and over 75 miles of paved pathways. There are two veterinary hospitals in the city where you can take your pooch for professional care.

One pupcredible trail in Elk River is the Great Northern Trail. This abandoned railway is part of the National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Connect to the paved 4.6-mile pathway on County Road 1. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on this trail, provided they're kept on a leash.

You and your pup can explore an expansive natural area in Elk Lake by heading to Woodland Trails Park on Elk Lake Road. This 427-acre facility has open spaces, prairie, wetlands, and woodlands. There's a network of trails that winds throughout the park. Leashed dogs are permitted here.

If you want to check out an undeveloped park by the water with your canine companion, head to Kliever Marsh Park on 175th Avenue. There's almost 22 acres of woodlands and wetlands in this green space. Make sure you bring your own water when visiting here.

With so many parks and pathways to explore with your pooch, Elk River is a great place for you and Fido to live or visit.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elk River

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,422/sq mi

    #1 199th Street Northwest

    The neighborhood of 199th Street Northwest is a pawtastic place for dogs and their owners. With several area parks, a campground, and a lake, there are ample opportunities to get out and enjoy nature here. The highpoint of this part of Elk River is Orono Park. There's an off-leash dog park on the south end of the park. Let your pup play with other canines in the fenced enclosure. You can take your special pal for a walk on the trails in the rest of the park. Make sure you keep your pooch on a leash that's no longer than 8 feet when outside of the off-leash area.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 661/sq mi

    #2 Ridgewood Estates

    Ridgewood Estates is a quiet residential neighborhood in a wooded area north of town. Walk your pup down tree-lined streets or head to one of the area parks to get some exercise. Head to Top of the World Park, located north of Ridgewood Drive NW to hike through the woods. Take advantage of the trails as you explore the natural setting. This undeveloped park connects with Blue Tooth Ridge Park to the south. Dogs are welcome to accompany you in these facilities, provided you keep them on a leash that's up to eight feet long and you clean up after them.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,348/sq mi

    #3 Elk River West

    The Elk River West Neighborhood is a residential neighborhood with woods, ponds, and parks that you and your furry friend can explore. One furiffic park to check out is Meadowvale Heights Park off 196th Avenue. This 75+ acre facility has a mixture of habitats including prairie, woods, and wetlands. Go hiking or jogging with your four-footed friend along one of the trails in the park . There are grass and paved pathways here. Dogs are allowed to join you in the area as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Remember to bring along some water and bags to clean up any waste.
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    Population Density 2,869/sq mi

    #4 Elk River

    In Elk River, you and your pooch will find delightful residential areas with quiet, tree-lined streets and some community parks. One pupful park to check out here is Hillside City Park. Although known for mountain biking, this nearly 80-acre woodland has over six miles of natural surface trails. Go for a hike with your canine companion through this oak forest. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash and stay to the right to allow bikers to pass. Pups are welcome to explore the area with you as long as you clean up after them and keep them under your control.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 982/sq mi

    #5 Windsor Park 3rd

    In the northwest corner of Elk River, you'll find the neighborhood of Windsor Park 3rd. This suburban area has private residences, farmland, and a community park. Take a walk with your pup along quiet streets, or head to Windsor Park on 212th Avenue. There are open fields and wooded areas where you can play with your pup and a trail that circles the perimeter of this 12-acre facility. Dogs are allowed join you when you visit this city park as long as you keep them restrained by a leash and pick up their waste. There are no water stations here, so remember to bring some with you.
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