For unfettered fun on the western side of the Twin Cities muttropolitan area, don't miss the Carver Dog Off-Leash Area! Situated on the eastern edge of the Carver Park Reserve, this pawsome pooch playground offers 27 acres of varied terrain where canine citizens can run, romp, and roam to their heart's content. So if your pupper is bouncing off the walls, bring them to the dog park to let them stretch their legs and blow off steam!
The Carver Dog Off-Leash Area is split into two sections: one area is allotted to large canines, while the other is reserved for small and frail pooches. Though both sections are completely fenced and double gated for added security, it is still every pup parent's responsibility to supervise their furry charges. Because the area is quite large, it's easy to lose sight of your dog, so make sure to always keep an eye on them!
Aside from open space, the park contains tall grass and wooded areas for canines to sniff and explore. The terrain also includes unpaved trails and rolling hills, so dog parents can expect to get a good workout in as well. If you and Fido walk to the top of the hill, you'll be treated to a woofderful view of the lake. Be sure to give your pooch a drink after some rounds of bounding across the grass and zipping through the woods; fresh water is available outside the gate during the warm seasons. Don't forget to bring doggie waste bags, plus a towel if it's wet out as the area tends to get muddy after rain.
Note that a pass is required to use the dog park. Daily passes are $6 and available on-site, while annual passes are $45 and available at various park district facilities. You may also buy either pass online.
A doggone good time awaits your furry pal at the Carver Dog Off-Leash Area!