With so many dog friendly condos in St Paul, it’s no wonder the city is filled with dog parks for pups large and small. Check out these top 5 dog parks in downtown St Paul.
1. High Bridge Dog Park
Located along the Mississippi River-front park in Lowertown, the High Bridge Dog Park may be the city’s biggest dog park at seven acres. Note, parts of this park are closed through December for construction.
2. Meeker Island Dog Park
Take your water dog to this unfenced dog park between the river and the bluffs, where he can swim. Meeker Island dog park is located near the first lock on the river in downtown St Paul.
3. Lowertown Dog Park
Right near CHS field, the recently renovated Lowertown Dog Park offers a safe, fenced-in off-leash area for pets. This pet park offers night lighting and doggy water fountains. Note, puppies must be over 4 months to visit this park, and this park is best for Lowertown area residents, since there is only pay parking nearby.
4. Minnehaha Dog Park
Across the river from downtown St Paul, the Minnehaha dog park offers over 6 acres for off leash play. The park is only partially fenced, so make sure your pooch has verbal recall. Note, the Minnehaha dog park requires a permit, which is $5 per day or $35 for a year. The fee is worth it since this jewel-like pet park contains trails, beach areas, and woods.
5. Battle Creek Dog Park
Okay, this isn’t near downtown St Paul, it’s in Maplewood, but your active dog will love visiting this 35-acre park packed with trails, two ponds, and fenced-in puppy playgrounds.
For additional information on Saint Paul, MN Dog Parks, please visit https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks/leash-dog-parks.
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