Do you live in White Bear Lake, MN? Or are you located somewhere in the vicinity? Are you looking for a great place to take your dog for a day of fun and play?
If any of this sounds like you, then you’re in luck! We’ve got some top recommendations for local dog parks you might want to check out.
Look at the list below to find the top six dog parks in your area. Although they are not all located at White Bear Lake specifically, they are close enough that you can easily visit them with your furry friend when you have a little more time to spare.
1. Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Dog Park
This dog park is on a 12-acre piece of property that provides plenty of space for dogs to run and play. It includes some fenced areas as well as some non-fenced areas, so keep this in mind when planning your visit.
The Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Dog Park is also home to plenty of trails you can walk along with your dog. The park allows some off-leash options and includes many trash receptacles and poop bag stations for cleanup.
2. Battle Creek Regional Dog Park
This dog park is completely fenced and includes some shaded areas as well as some benches for humans to use. The space is large enough for dogs to move around in, and there are also plenty of on-site trails for humans and dogs to explore together.
The park allows off-leash dogs and includes spaces for dogs to swim as well. If your dog enjoys romping through the water as well as through the grass, Battle Creek Regional Dog Park is the perfect destination for plenty of opportunities for an exciting day.
3. Arlington Arkwright Dog Park
Arlington Arkwright Dog Park is situated on 4.5 acres of land and features a completely fenced-in space for dogs. There are also some trails you can walk on with your dog, but leash rules may be different on some trails than in the dog park itself.
Keep in mind that this dog park is located within a residential community. Therefore, there may be different laws about the park and surrounding areas than you would find at some of the other locations listed here. Additionally, during certain times of the day, the park may be very crowded with locals, so keep this in mind too.
4. Kaposia Landing Dog Park
This dog park provides a fenced grassy space with shade provided by trees as well as some picnic tables for humans to use. The dog park does not separate large and small dogs, so your dog will need to be well behaved around all other dogs before visiting this park.
Additionally, before visiting Kaposia Landing Dog Park, you must have membership to the park which is granted by the city. You will need to apply for park membership and then receive your membership before you can use this park, so it can be a little bit of a hassle for some locals.
5. High Bridge Dog Park
High Bridge Dog Park is located on seven acres of land and is a repurposed coal power plant. It is an interesting location with a lot of history behind it, and it is located right along the Mississippi River. Additionally, it provides plenty of space for dogs to run, explore, and have fun.
The park does not have any on-site water, so keep this in mind. It is also a good idea to check ahead of time to ensure the park is open, as it may sometimes be closed due to construction in the surrounding areas and especially on the bridge.
6. Lowertown Dog Park
If you find yourself in the downtown area of St. Paul, you can stop by Lowertown Dog Park. Although it is not very large, it provides a good place for dogs to enjoy themselves and for owners to relax a little bit at the same time. There is enough room to accommodate most dogs easily and a gazebo for sitting and shading as well.
The site also includes a drinking fountain for dogs, which makes it easier to ensure your dog stays hydrated while playing. This is a great solution for locals who may not have access to their own backyards.
Choose a Dog Park to Visit
As you can see, there are tons of great options for dog parks in the area. We’ve only scratched the surface of possibilities, but these dog parks should give you a great place to get started with your pet the next time you want to get out and explore a little.
Keep in mind that each of these dog parks has its own rules and regulations, so you will need to pay attention to the rules posted at each location to make sure you follow them. Just because one dog park is off leash, for example, that doesn’t mean they all are!
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