Lake Sarah sits just over half an hour northwest of Minneapolis, offering water sporting activities and a regional park to residents of the surrounding cities and townships. People come from miles around to enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful natural landscape. The Lake Sarah Regional Park also offers 30 acres of land that has been set aside for dogs to run off-leash!
All of Lake Sarah is green, with innumerable freshwater water bodies feeding into the entire region. Lake Sarah Park is part of the encompassing Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, which focuses on installing modern amenities and facilities into the region while simultaneously preserving the Big Woods and wetlands that make the area special.
The Lake Sarah Dog Park is also fully enclosed, with a separate division for smaller dogs, but the majority of the dogs that come and use the park are large hunting and fielding dogs. The Three Rivers Park District owns and operates Lake Sarah Regional Park.
Taking advantage of the dog park requires the purchase of a $45 annual pass, which grants you entrance into any off-leash area managed by Three Rivers Park District. Lake Sarah is one of two off-leash dog parks that allow for the use of pigeons, quail, chukars, and pheasants for training purposes, although all treatment of animals must be humane if you plan on doing so.
Additionally, you may only have a maximum of two dogs at a time at the park. All park rules are available for review before you purchase an annual pass, which most residents feel is entirely justified given the many off-leash parks in the area and the importance of maintaining them.
Dogs will love the soft, springy terrain and you will enjoy the park’s shaded benches and convenient facilities. There are restrooms at the dog park for you, and plenty of poop bags with dispensers for your dog. If you are visiting the area or live within the scope of the Three Rivers Park District, buy an annual pass and take advantage of all of the beautiful land preserved and outfitted for you and your dog to enjoy!