Battle Creek is the dog park that makes all other dog parks tremble with envy. This off-leash playland stretches for 35 fenced-in acres. Wide trails wend through the woods, accompanied by natural ponds and a fenced swimming area. There are open playgrounds for romping and general mirth, plus free poop bags throughout the site. The clientele is cool and canine-wise. They understand dogs, and don't get bent out of shape if Rocco the Russian Terrier decides to have a meltdown. Because when you step inside Maplewood — motto: "The Suburb Wayzata Can Only Aspire to Be" — the default setting is always on cool.