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Dog Areas in Sunfish Lake

A little more than 500 people call the city of Sunfish Lake in Dakota County, Minnesota their home. It's an area known for preserving its pristine surroundings, and there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor space to explore in town. Sunfish Lake is a private community, but it maintains strong ties to nearby Twin Cities, so the amenities of a big city are never far away. The town sits on 1.7 square acres of land, and except for four churches in Sunfish Lake, the rest of the area is zoned single-family residential. Because there's no commercial development in town, you'll have to travel outside of the city limits for shopping, dining, and certain recreational facilities.

In just ten minutes, you and your dog can drive to the Minnehaha Dog Park in southeastern Minneapolis. The dog park is located in the Minnehaha neighborhood, and it requires a membership to join. This massive off-leash park has all sorts of trails to trek, as well as bodies of water where your pet can take a dip. Be sure to bring doggy bags, drinking water, and a towel to dry your pooch off at the end of your visit. You and your dog are going to love getting to know all of the dog-friendly spots around Sunfish Lake!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Sunfish Lake

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    Population Density 3,861/sq mi

    #1 East Harriet

    There's another great dog park in Minneapolis, and this one is a 20-minute drive from Sunfish Lake. You'll find it in the town's southwestern quadrant, in the East Harriet neighborhood. Lyndale Farmstead Park is a 17.23-acre park with playgrounds, sports fields, garden, trails, and an ice-skating rink in addition to the dog park. The Lyndale Farmstead Dog Park has a long and narrow outline pawfect for a game of fetch! Visitors say there isn't much shade in the park, so keep that in mind on hot days. Don't forget to bring drinking water and waste disposal supplies for your pup!
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    Population Density 17,673/sq mi

    #2 Central Minneapolis

    Central Minneapolis is an area of Minneapolis that contains six smaller neighborhoods, including Downtown. It's about a 20-minute drive from Sunfish Lake, and it's also where you'll find the Loring Park Off-Leash. At 0.22 acres, this isn't a particularly large dog park, but there's enough room for dogs of all sizes to play. This quiet and clean park has seating areas and fresh drinking water for dogs, and you'll also find a stock of waste disposal supplies. The rest of Loring Park takes up more than 30 acres of land, and it includes sports fields and courts, playgrounds, trails, and more. Your dog can accompany you to these areas if they're on a leash.
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    Population Density 6,115/sq mi

    #3 Merriam Park

    Saint Paul is a city in Minnesota that prides itself on being "the most livable city in America," and it's less than a 20-minute drive from Sunfish Lake. Merriam Park is an area of western Saint Paul that runs along the Mississippi River, and it also includes the Meeker Island Dog Park. This off-leash dog park goes right along the river, and steep river bluffs border it. Meeker Island Dog Park only has natural boundaries, and there are no fences. You and your dog can choose from the dog run to play a game of fetch, or you can visit the dog beach where your dog can cool off in the river.
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    Population Density 4,372/sq mi

    #4 West Seventh

    Saint Paul is home to another lovely off-leash dog park, and this one is only a ten-minute drive from Sunfish Lake. The High Bridge Dog Park can found in the south Saint Paul neighborhood known as West Seventh. This seven-acre off-leash park includes separate enclosures for big and small dogs. Those trekking the Sam Morgan Regional Trail can access this park by foot when they're walking their dog on a leash. Throughout High Bridge Dog Park, there are water bowls and waste disposal supplies. Visitors usually leave jugs of water to fill the bowls, but you may want to bring your own water just in case. 
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    Population Density 7,690/sq mi

    #5 Lowertown

    In just 15 minutes, you and your doggo can drive to the Lowertown neighborhood of central Saint Paul, which is just north of the Mississippi River. This is where you'll find the Lowertown Dog Park. This off-leash dog park has a variety of surfaces for your dog to explore, as well as wood chips to make it easy to clean up after your pet. Some visitors note that small dogs may be able to slip under the fence, so keep an extra close eye on little pups. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, and in addition to doggy bags, the park also has water fountains and bowls for dogs.
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