Explore, play, and dine with your pooch at these dog-friendly options near our Woodbury apartments

Explore, play, and dine with your pooch at these dog-friendly options near our Woodbury apartments

Not only are our luxury Woodbury apartments dog-friendly, but they’re also located in an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood. From parks and restaurants to breweries and special events, there are so many dog-friendly activities going on near City Walk. So, when you’re hanging out with friends after work or grabbing lunch with the family, don’t forget to bring the pup too!

Here are just some of the many pooch-friendly things you can do when you live at our apartments in Woodbury – all within a few minutes from your front door.

Outdoor Fun

Of course, parks and outdoor recreation are always a great option when it comes to having fun with the dog. Luckily, there are so many amazing outdoor options nearby. Battle Creek Regional Park is less than a 10-minute drive from City Walk and is a perfect destination for the entire family. Let your dog run wild in the off-leash dog park or take a stroll on the paved trails. The park also has a playground, picnic tables, waterworks park, mountain biking trail, and more. Visit the park’s website for off-leash dog park rules and guidelines.

Get in touch with nature at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve just 15 minutes north of our Woodbury apartments. Bring your pup (on-leash) while you explore the 2,165-acre park with paved trails, hiking trails, swimming ponds, play structures, and more. While you’re there, keep an out for red fox, weasels, cottontail rabbits, pheasants, and lots of other wildlife. Feel like staying for the weekend? There are reservable campgrounds as well.

Spend a sunny afternoon watching your dog play at Andy’s Bark Park. Located just over 7 miles from City Walk is the city’s off-leash dog park named after the Police Department’s first K9 officer, “Andy”. The park has everything your dog could ever want with walking trails, watering station, covered areas with picnic tables, waste disposal station with bags, and restrooms.


Your dog is a member of the family, so you don’t want to leave them behind just because you’re out grabbing a bite to eat. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly dining options nearby. Brunson’s Pub dates back to the Prohibition era and the history-filled establishment is a great option when you want to enjoy a delicious meal with your dog by your side. You’ll find creative cocktails, twenty tap beers, wine galore, and a mouth-watering menu with items like cheeseburgers, sandwiches, tacos, wings, and more.

Head downtown to Meritage where you and your furry best friend can hang out and enjoy some timeless French cuisine for brunch, lunch, or dinner. The classic menu boasts items such as saffron mussel soup, steak tartare, steak au poivre, foie gras, and more. The brunch and dessert menus are also full of incredible house-made creations. View the entire menu and make reservations on their website.

Enjoy the sunshine while enjoying pizza, wings, and burgers at Dark Horse Bar & Eatery. Their patio is dog-friendly and their menu has classic yet elevated pub fare. Enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, chicken tinga tacos, or St. Louis ribs. Or, if you’re craving a pizza, they have all of the classics along with some unique house specialties. Menus, hours, and gift cards can be found on their website.

Try something new and dine at Moscow on the Hill to experience authentic, traditional Russian food and drinks. Plus? You can bring the dog and sit on their patio! Located in one of the most charming areas of St. Paul, Moscow on the Hills “specializes in comfort foods and classics, with a number of recognizable dishes such as Beef Stroganoff, Borsht, and Blini with Caviar,” according to their website. Don’t forget to try their house-infused vodkas. Make reservations and view the menu on their website.

Lakes Tavern & Grill also allows dogs on their patio and it’s only a 4-minute drive from our apartments in Woodbury. Open for lunch and dinner with breakfast on the weekends, this popular neighborhood establishment is cooking American fare with an international twist. Burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and more are the staples on the menu along with a variety of flatbreads, salads, specialties. Make reservations and order food online via their website.

MSP Summer Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass

Beer lovers, rejoice! Sidewalk Dog is offering the MSP Summer Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass which is a deal that is almost too good to be true. For just $25, you’ll receive a free beer at 36 of our favorite local breweries that welcome your pups on their patios, a free bag of dog food, and a free dose of NexGard flea and tick. As if the pass was amazing enough, the money benefits Secondhand Hounds, a non-profit animal rescue that helps find homes and care for at-risk animals. Does it really get any better than this?

Enjoy quality time with your pup near our City Walk apartments in Woodbury

Your dog will never be left behind when there are so many pup-friendly options in the neighborhood. Explore the floorplans and book a tour of City Walk today then head over to one of these fun places with your furry family member.

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