Minneapolis with its long, icy winters may not be the first place that comes to mind when you're searching for a dog-friendly city to live in or visit. Because so many folks live in high-rise buildings or houses with tiny yards, the need is grrreat for green spaces where pups can socialize, play and provide their humans with unending entertainment. In fact, this Twin City boasts at least 10 dog parks dedicated to canine fun-and-games within its limits. Some are located in larger parks, others are stand-alone, but all of them contribute tremendously to a pooch's health and well-being - and yours!
Part of the historic Lyndale Farmstead Park with its many human attractions, the off-leash dog park caters to the canine member of the family. The crushed granite surface prevents mud puddles. This park is a perfect solution for night owls with its 6 a.m. to midnight hours. Benches and chairs perch on a patio and circle the perimeter of the fence, and trees provide plenty of shade. It's furtastic!