Maple Grove is the eighth largest city in Minnesota, located northwest of Minneapolis and southwest of Oak Grove. You can visit the city via Round Lake Boulevard North-West or I-94 East, which will take you approximately 40 minutes. Maple Grove’s city center has Donahue North and South Parks lying on the both sides of Bass Lake Road, and if you turn here to Timber Crest Drive, the pet-friendly place will reveal itself in no time. Fish Lake Regional Park has a special dog park in the same spot, providing pooches with the place to play off-leash in the fenced dog park on the premises. This park features walking trails for pups of all sizes and a special running area for small breeds. So if you are a happy owner of a Chihuahua, it’s time for your cutie to have a blast running and playing around with other dogs his own size. Dog-friendly cafes in Maple Grove are located where Bass Lake Road crosses I-494 Highway. Rusty Taco on 6346 Vinewood Lane North serves tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will be happy to see your mischievous tail-wagger on the patio.
If the city center of Maple Grove is buzzing with locals, tourists and visitors, then the northern part of the city can be considered a retreat, with Elm Creek Park Reserve occupying the majority of the area. The park features five lakes: Mud Lake and Goose Lake to the southeast, Powers Lake almost in the middle, and Hayden and Lemans Lakes to the southwest. You’ll find Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park in the southwest region of the park. This gorgeous 29-acre park is fully fenced, allowing your pooch to spend some pleasant time having fun here. There are plenty of outdoor activities, lots of room to run, play fetch or catch, socialize with other tail-waggers, and hit the miles of walking trails. Dogs are also allowed to visit the main park as long as they’re on leash. You and your pooch will also need a permit for entering the park.
On the west bank of the Mississippi River in northern Hennepin County and upstream from downtown Minneapolis, you will find the sixth largest city in the state of Minnesota. The city center appears where Brooklyn Boulevard and Zane Avenue North cross each other, presenting the shopping and dining area for locals and visitors. In the far western region of the city, there are two dog-friendly places your pup should explore: Shingle Creek Dog Park on 4101 Estate Drive, and its neighbor, Brookdale Dog Park on 7650 June Avenue North. Both of them are located right across Shingle Creek and provide pawesome experience for those pooches who love to run, play and socialize with others.
Arden Hills is a city in Ramsey County with the population of more than 10,000. The city lies southeast of Oak Grove, close to the capital of the state Minneapolis and to the west of the city of Brooklyn Park. If you go via MN-65 South/Highway 65 or US-10 East, the trip from Oak Grove will take less than 40 minutes. Once there, head west to Lake Johanna where all the parks in the city are located. Your pooch will love Dog Park at Perry Park, located at 3700 New Brighton Road and right across Tony Schmidt Regional Park. The local caudate crowd loves playing off-leash in the park, which was a former baseball field that was forgotten and abandoned. Now, this is a perfect spot for your buddy to let some energy off socializing with other dogs, playing fetch, catching a ball or just exercising to stay in good shape.