Here are the 4 best parks near our Uptown Minneapolis apartments for beautiful views and quality time with your doggos

We here at Excelsior & Grand welcome your furry friends with open arms. Our luxury apartments are pet-friendly and we also offer dog-friendly courtyards with BBQ grills. But when you need to let your pup run free and you want to get some exercise, parks and trails are ideal. Luckily for pet-owners at our Uptown Minneapolis apartments, there are incredible parks and open spaces nearby that both you and your pup will love.


Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Just twenty minutes from our St. Louis Park apartments is the picturesque Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. This gorgeous river park is 72-miles long and boasts a number of dog parks for your pooch to meet some friends and expend some energy. If you’d prefer to explore the trails of the recreation area on your own, your dog is welcome to join you, just be sure to keep them on a leash. Learn more about this park in your backyard on the official Mississippi National River and Recreation Area website.


Bde Maka Ska Park

Boasting over 518 acres, the well-known Bde Maka Ska Park is less than ten minutes from Excelsior & Grand. The park offers three beaches and 3.1 miles of pedestrian paths, all of which are pet-friendly. You’ll just want to keep that cute pup on a leash and make sure you clean up after them. See what else Bde Maka Ska Park has to offer on the website.


Caponi Art Park

Combine your love of the outdoors, art, and hanging out with your fur baby at Caponi Art Park. This stunning and whimsical 60-acre park is situated in rolling hills with wooded trails where you and your dog (on-leash, of course), can wander the property while stumbling upon sculptures, art installations, and creatively landscaped grounds. View the map and learn more about the park at the Caponi Art Park website.


Lake of the Isles Park

There’s nothing better than watching your dog run off-leash with their tail wagging and tongue hanging out of the side of their mouth. If your dog could talk, they would tell you their favorite place to go is Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Dog Park. The completely fenced-in park is 1.87 acres and has a designated area for smaller dogs. If you’d like to walk or run the 2.63 miles of trails within Lake of the Isles Park, your dog is more than welcome to be by your side, just be sure to keep them on a leash.


There are so many reasons to love our Uptown Minneapolis apartments—the pet-friendly amenities are certainly at the top of the list. Stop by Excelsior & Uptown with your pup today to see our gorgeous floor plans.

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