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Dog Areas in Grand Forks

17 Parks
2 Trails
17 Shops
6 Eateries
8 Groomers

The gorgeous city of Grand Forks rests along the west shore of the Red River, which also doubles as the border between North Dakota and Minnesota. The area is surrounded by thick woods and old, used up farmlands dating back to the agricultural days of the city. Named after Les Grandes Fourches, a French fur trading post from the 1740s, the Grand Forks of today has expanded into a thriving city, with old farms converted into parks, four veterinians, and a love for pups for more than just their fur!

To show how much the city loves its four-legged pals, they have a designated dog park called the Lincoln Dog Park. The park is surrounded by tall trees that offer plenty of shade along the edges, and a large area to run around in. The fenced-in park also includes amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches. The dog park rests inside the larger park of Lincoln Drive Park, a forested park with walking trails, picnic areas, fishing spots, and a playground. Leash up Fido to enjoy over 1.2 miles of paved trails outside the dog park.

Central Park is a scenic area in the bend of the Red River. With oak trees lining the perimeter, and a small fishing pond in the center, the park brings in a lot of people and pups. To accommodate the dogs coming into the park, the area has amenities like walking trails, water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations available for leashed dogs.

From natural to well-kept parks, Grand Forks has everything a pup and their human needs to enjoy a fun day outside.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Grand Forks

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,820/sq mi

    #1 Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin is a crowded and bustling residential community, with busy streets and packed homes. In the center of the neighborhood is Ben Franklin Park, a recreational area with open fields and additional features for humans and pups. Leashed pups can enjoy features like fenced-in baseball fields, and a looping paved walkway, a pavilion, and playground with extra open space to play in. Wilmar Park is another open space park to the east side of the neighborhood that is lined with trees for privacy. There is plenty of room to run around and play, and access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,153/sq mi

    #2 Sertoma Park

    Sertoma Park is a residential community featuring open fields laced in with the suburban homes in the area. The neighborhood is named after Sertoma Park, a well known, vast park along the fork of the English Coulee. Inside the park, there are acres of open space, with 1.9 miles of paved trails, a playground, scenic ponds, and shaded sitting areas. Additional park goers can enjoy a boat launch, fishing piers, a pavilion for picnics, and restrooms. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside the park, but can enjoy a quiet day out for a walk or playing, with access to water fountains, water stations, benches, and trash bins.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 7,036/sq mi

    #3 Northwest Grand Forks

    Northwest Grand Forks is a neat square residential area surrounded by green farmlands and fields. The park of choice for residents is the Richard's West Park, thanks to its open space to play in and features like a playground, a pavilion, restrooms, water fountains, benches, a basketball court, and baseball diamond. Dogs can run around and play in the open area, but do have to be leashed while visiting. Jaycees Park is another dog-friendly park in the community that offers a serene area to walk in with an encompassing trail, shaded sitting areas, a gazebo, and scenic pond. Additional features in this park include water fountains, benches, nighttime lights, and trash bins.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,233/sq mi

    #4 South Washington

    South Washington is a bustling suburban neighborhood with rows of residential homes and shopping centers. To walk Fido though, a quiet green area known as Bringewatt Park is perfect. The ample space has an encircling paved trail, with trees that line the edges, 14 different soccer fields, an expansive playground, swingsets, a pavilion, and restrooms. Dogs have plenty of room to run around and play in the area, or can enjoy a shaded walk with access to water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and trash bins. Also in the neighborhood is the Washington Trail, a walking path that runs along Washington Street. The trail extends .7 miles and made from concrete, with shaded resting areas along it. The trail is dog-friendly to leashed dogs, but remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,406/sq mi

    #5 Demers

    Demers is a quiet residential community on the east side of town, bordered by the Red River. This neighborhood is home to the Elks Park, a lovely but quiet park with not many people. With such a quiet atmosphere, the area is perfect for letting Fido run around and play in the tree-lined park, with lots of open space, a playground, paved trails, and a picnic area available. Leash dogs also have access to water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and nighttime lights. Dog walkers can also take their pup to Independence Park, a small triangle area that's completely wooded. There are paved paths and grassy areas, with a gazebo and water fountains inside.
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