One of the most impressive things about Minneapolis is their city park system. Every neighborhood has at least a small park, and there are several really nice parks within walking distance of my daughter’s house. By far the most special though is Minnehaha Regional Park which contains a spectacular waterfall, access to the river, and the most amazing dog park (by far) we have ever seen. We took a wonderful walk with Jack and our daughter one day and this oasis of peace within a big city was amazing. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
We have been lucky enough to see the Mississippi in several states and I was excited to see it near the beginning. Unfortunately because of the dam it was just OK, but the walk was pleasant.
After going to the Mississippi we walked up some steps and went down to the dog park section. It was already a longer walk than I was prepared for, but we wanted to see it and I am so glad we did. This park was the most amazing dog park I have ever seen. It was 7 acres with lots of fencing and access to a large riverfront area. Seriously amazing and Jack did so great with all of the other dogs. If you are ever in the area I HIGHLY recommend taking your dog here. Simply spectacular.
After playing in the park and walking back we were all hungry out so we went to Parkway pizza. Jack has never eaten outside with us before but he did great and the server brought him ice water in a bowl and pepperoni. Plus Lee had what he considers the best pizza of his life. Seriously he loved it so much we went back two days later and he got it again.
Loved the day with our daughter and the weather was fantastic. We have certainly had our fair share of hot and humid but this particular day was absolutely perfect.
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Thanks for your post. My son is moving to Minneapolis in about 8 days (for med school). I hope to check out this park at a future visit.
So glad to read that you are enjoying the MPLS parks. Hope you can get to downtown and the Stone Arch bridge area. Also lots to see and do in St. Paul. Fingers crossed for continued nice weather. So many of the big lakes have nice walking paths around them. Lake of the Isles will take you past some impressive old houses.
Wow, I have never been to Minneapolis, but a road trip seems to be in order 🙂