Daphne Approved: Exploring Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
Reporter Meredith Hackler and her dog Daphne explored Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, which boasts the largest dog park in the Three Rivers Park District. The park offers spaces for dogs to swim and run.
“It’s a great area that borders the Crow River,” explains Lynn Stoltzmann with Three Rivers Park District. “What’s unique about this park is it is not fenced in, but it’s 40 acres so you have a lot of space to run here.”
Forty acres can be a treat for some dogs and a terror for some dog owners. Stoltzmann says if your dog doesn’t have good recall, this park might not be the best option.
“Obviously at all the parks, you want to have good recall for your dog, but this ups the ante a little bit,” says Stoltzmann. “So you want to be really solid with your recall when your dog comes out here.”
If your dog likes to swim, they can do that at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.
“The trail goes right along a river and right now the river being high, the trail is a little bit flooded,” explained Stoltzmann. “But yes, the dogs can swim in the river here.”
Crow-Hassan also offers a place for dogs to train to hunt.
“People that are training for hunts, you can do your hunt training here as well, which makes it really unique in the Twin Cities area,” said Stolzmann.
With plenty of hiking options for people too, this park also offers the perfect solution for dogs who aren’t overly fond of small, crowded dog parks.