The birthplace of the Andrews Sisters and the Tonka truck, Mound is a small city nestled on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka. Located about 20 miles west of Minneapolis, Mound is surrounded by trees and lakes on all sides, and its scenic beauty and proximity to big-city amenities make it a pawrific place to live in. Should you need to take your pup to the vet, Mound has one animal hospital looking after the community's furry residents and tourists.
See the natural beauty of Mound when you and Fido go on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail! Following the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor, this 13-mile, paved trail travels through 7 cities in Hennepin County, offering woofderful views of Lake Minnetonka along the way. Active canines are welcome to enjoy the puptacular scenery and fresh air on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, provided they stay on a 6-foot, non-retractable leash and are cleaned up after.
Before setting off, stop by Dakota Junction to grab a bite and prepare yourselves for the journey ahead. This trailside eatery offers outdoor seating where you and Fido can fuel up prior to hitting the trail. The menu revolves around local ingredients and has some gluten-free items.
A puptastic adventure awaits you and your pooch in Mound!
Make sure your pupper stays active by taking them for daily walks. One place to get some exercise with Fido is Swenson Park on Leslie Road. With open fields and a natural area, this 3-acre site offers ample room for you and your pooch to stretch your legs and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. If your best friend likes being in the water, head to Wychwood Beach on Brighton Boulevard. Despite being small, it makes for a good spot for Fido to cool off. There is a bench in the shade where you can share a packed lunch while watching the sun set over the water.
Located on Evergreen Road, Sorbo Park is a cute little park where you can go for a leashed walk and let Fido sniff the grass and trees. This site includes a basketball court and playground, so expect to catch the local kids enjoying the amenities. There are also a few picnic tables and benches where you can relax and have a snack with your pup. Since this is a roadside park that's not fenced, always keep your dog on a leash for their safety. Sorbo Park sits right next to a water tower, so you should have no trouble finding it!
Tucked among trees and residences in a peaceful neighborhood, Three Points Park is pawfect for taking a leisurely, leashed stroll with your pooch. This 2.4-acre park features grassy areas for Fido to sniff and explore, as well as a playground, picnic tables, and athletic fields and courts. And with its location on Harrison Bay, you and your furry pal can also take a walk next to the water. Another lakefront park in the area is Crescent Park, which is just a stone's throw from Three Points Park. But unlike Three Points Park, the 3-acre Crescent Park is a natural area that has not been developed.
The residents of this neighborhood love their neck of the woods for being safe, quiet, and dog-friendly. Spend some quality time with your best pal at the 1-acre Tyrone Park, where you and Fido can take a leashed stroll on the open fields and in the wooded area at the back. This roadside park also contains a playground, ball field, and basketball court. Since there are no dog-friendly restaurants within walking distance of Tyrone Park, you may want to bring food and Fido's favorite treats, which you and your pooch can munch on at one of the picnic tables covered by shady trees.
The former site of a private home, Gillespie Park is now a public green space that everyone can enjoy. Located in a quiet neighborhood fronting Jennings Bay, Gillespie Park offers little amenities, but is a pawrific site to spend a beautiful day with your four-legged best friend. Take your pooch for a leashed walk on the snifftastic grassy lawn as you take in the tranquil views. Have a seat at the picnic table facing the water and dig into a packed lunch with Fido at your feet. As always, carry doggie waste bags with you to help keep the park clean!