When you need to escape from the demands of work hustle and big the city and want some alone and quiet time with your pooch, the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve Off-Leash Dog Area is the best place to go. The park offers 17 miles of trails which wind through marshes, prairies, lowlands and hardwood forests. Plus, this unfenced off-leash park also has a designated area for pooches to enjoy nature off their leashes.
Located 45 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis, it is the perfect place if you are a person who loves to run and loves dogs at the same time. The 40-acre off-leash dog area gives enough socialization and exercise which help maintain the mental and physical health of canines. There is a river nearby where canines can have the time of their lives wading in the water and swimming. However, be careful during winter as dogs can quickly fall through thin ice.
There is plenty of parking on-site so if you are thinking of driving to the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve Off-Leash Dog Area with Spike; you need not worry about finding a space for your vehicle. There are restrooms for dog owners and other park visitors to use. Majority of park visitors are very friendly and responsible, as well as their dogs. The place is highly recommended for pet parents who have active dogs who are always game for a good run.
If you are thinking of frequently going to the park with Spike, you might as well get the annual fee that costs $45. However, if you are only going once or twice, then the daily price of $5 is well worth it. Dog park permits can be obtained online or at the Lowry Nature Center, Cleary Lake Visitor Center, Park District Administrative Center, or Eastman Nature Center. Pet parents must sign an agreement about the dog park rules when signing up for the permit.