Furry friends are more than welcome to run and play until they are exhausted in this fenced, off-leash dog area which also doubles as a hockey rink during winter months, hence the closing of the park from November to March. The rest of the year, furbabies get to call this place their favorite place. There is an annual fee of $20 for an Eden Prairie dog license which is a must if you want to use the park.
Most pet parents find the area lacking as the hockey rink is small and is in the middle of an equally small park, too. People who live nearby who are in search of a space where their four-legged best friend can exercise and socialize will find the park sufficient, but it is not something worth driving.
However, the park has other features which pet parents can enjoy with their babies, provided that they are on a leash. Aside from the hockey rink, the park has a baseball field, picnic area, bike trail, soccer field, playground equipment and sand volleyball court.
The park does not provide dog poop bags, so pet parents must bring some so they can pick up after their dogs and help keep the park’s cleanliness. There are garbage receptacles located all throughout the park, so disposal should be easy. There is no water spigot, so pet parents are also advised to bring water to ensure that they and their dogs and well-hydrated when enjoying the park’s many amenities.
Parking can be a challenge when little league games are going on in the summer, so you might want to reconsider driving and jog or walk to the park instead. It will help you burn some calories too. There is also a group of small dog breed owners that meet in the park every Thursday at 5:30 PM, which pet parents can join if they have pooches that are up to four years old.