Locke Dog Park is a large fenced dog park located in Fridley. This is a comingled dog park, meaning there is no private side for puppies or small breed dogs. This puts smaller dogs at high risk when you bring a more massive canine if they have not been socialized with small dogs.
The total space here is about a half acre, so even though it is quite large in comparison to the average dog park, it is by far the smaller of the two in the area. The Bunker Hill Dog Park, which is nearby, is about six and a half acres. The dog park is large enough for games like fetch and frisbee.
The ground here at the Locke Dog Park is all woodchips, which will help to keep your canine cleaner then they would be if it was dirt. The wood also helps absorb the rain and prevents the area from becoming a mud pit after heavy rainfall. This is helpful to dog owners who do not want that muddy dog smell (or look) in their car.
The dog park does have poop bags and garbage cans scattered throughout for your convenience. There is no water available at this dog park. However, some can be found at the entrance to the Locke County Park. Bring your water from there or from your home to make sure you and your canine stay hydrated.
There are many trees here with great leaf canopies to provide shade. Not all areas are completely shaded, but enough of the ground that you should not have an issue finding any. There are benches placed along the fence line of this park and at the base of some of the trees.
Locke County Park expands into a much greater area. The Locke County Park has a large pavilion with massive tables underneath for group gatherings and picnics. There is biking available here, and many miles of hiking trails. Playgrounds for children can be found as well. This park makes for a fantastic place to bring your canine or the whole family to enjoy some time out in the sun.