South Minneapolis gets an off-leash dog park this week

This summer, Twin Cities pups will be able to run leash-free in a location other than the backyard. This Wednesday, the Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Recreation Area in East Harriet will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and family-friendly festivities.

The park, which has been years in the making (an effort to create a dog park in the space kicked off in 2000 and failed two years later), is the only one of its kind in southwest Minneapolis. New amenities at the park include a concrete entrance at Dupont between 38th and 40th streets, benches, shaded areas, and dog-friendly landscaping.

The park, which is already in use, will officially open on this Wednesday with a ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. During this time statements will be made from officials. Freebies, refreshments, and games for kids and dogs will also be played.

Dogs are welcome to the event, obviously, but make sure that your pup's license is up to date. The Park Board will also be on hand to offer information and to get the paperwork started should you need it.

For more info, visit Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's website for the new area.

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