The Best Places to Walk Your Dog in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park is a great place to live if you’re a dog owner. With access to the Mississippi River, nature trails, and so many parks at your disposal, you’re never out of good places for your dog to explore.

One of the best parts of being a dog walker with Pup Culture is that we get to know all the best places to walk your dog around the metro. Here are a few places in Brooklyn Park, MN that your dog will love.


1. Brookdale Park

This is one of the largest community parks in Brooklyn Park. With over 2 miles of trails to navigate with your furry friend, plus a 4-acre off-leash dog park to burn off even more energy, Brookdale Park is sure to be a hit with any local dog. 

Key highlights:

  • Off-leash dog park
  • 2 baseball fields
  • 3 softball fields
  • 2 miles of trails


2. Environmental Nature Area

This beautiful, hill-centered area is located in the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, a 160-acre park along the beautiful Mississippi River. We 

Featuring a 12-foot-wide observation deck overlooking the Coon Rapids Dam, bike paths, and a huge, fenced off-leash dog park, this is a beautiful way to take in the best that Minnesota has to offer.

Key highlights:

  • Archery range
  • Nature play area
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Observation deck and walkway over Coon Rapids Dam
  • Paved trails for on-leash walks

3. Shingle Creek Regional Trail

Shingle Creek Regional Trail

(image courtesy of Three Rivers Park District)

Brooklyn Park is lucky to feature many connections on the Three Rivers Park District route, including this regional trail that runs through Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and into Minneapolis. 

Shingle Creek Regional Trail is 8.43 miles of asphalt trails that are perfect for walking, running, or biking with your best friend, no matter the season. 

Key highlights:

  • Bike and walking trails
  • Access to the Brookdale Library and nearby businesses
  • Shingle Creek


4. Rush Creek Regional Trail

Rush Creek Regional Trail is also part of the Three Rivers Park District and connects to the Shingle Creek Regional Trail on the north end of the city. 

This trail begins in Brooklyn Park and connects the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park with Elm Creek Park Reserve (another MUST visit for dog owners) in Maple Grove. 

There’s a little bit of everything to see along this trail, from wildlife to farmland to residential homes, and the tree-lined path makes you feel like you’re on a nature hike, even if you’re still in the suburbs. 

Key highlights:

  • 9.6 miles of trail and bike path
  • Begins in Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
  • Ends in Elm Creek Park Reserve
  • Chance to see wildlife

Central Park Brooklyn Park Dog Walking

(Photo credit: Tony Webster (Flickr))

5. Central Park

Central Park is one of the most fun parks in the city. With its central location and tons of available recreational activities, there’s something for the entire family to love here. 

Because there is so much to look at, including a 9-hole disc golf course and outdoor hockey, your dog will love taking in all the sights and sounds. The park also features walking trails, so it’s easy to navigate your dog through all the fun.

Key highlights:

  • Disc golf course
  • Brookland golf course
  • 2 softball fields
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Horseshoe courts
  • Outdoor hockey and skating rink
  • Walking trails


6. Stone Mountain Pet Lodge

I couldn’t list out my favorite dog-approved attractions in Brooklyn Park without listing this honorable mention. While this isn’t the place for a traditional “walk,” it is a great place to take your dog to let out some energy, especially on a cold, winter day. 

The Stone Mountain Pet Lodge has an indoor, climate-controlled dog park event on Sundays where your dog can have fun running with other dogs and using their agility (they call it FUNgility–how cute is that?) equipment. 

Looking for a Trusted Dog Walker in Brooklyn Park?

If you don’t have time to take your dog to these fantastic parks and trails, don’t worry! The trusted dog walkers at Pup Culture would love to help your dog experience more of the fun that Brooklyn Park has to offer.

Contact us today at 651-236-7312 to get started!

If you live in Brooklyn Park, MN, where are your favorite places to walk your dog? We’re always looking for new, fun spots for our furry clients. 



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