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Public Parks in the Minneapolis Area

Your whole family can enjoy the wealth of outdoor activities provided by the many public parks in the greater Minneapolis area and especially the Three Rivers District. Enjoy Minnesota's Theater of Seasons in any of these fine kid-friendly public parks that you can enjoy all year long.

Anoka Parks 763-757-3920

Bloomington Parks 952-563-8877

Carver County Parks 763-559-6700

Dakota County Parks 651-438-4660

Eden Prairie Parks 952-949-8442

Minneapolis Parks 612-313-7700

Minnetonka Parks 952-939-8350

Plymouth Parks 763-509-5204

Scott County Parks 952-496-8475

Three River Parks 763-559-9000


Three Rivers Parks

Baker Park Reserve
763-694-7860 Medina
Located on Lake Independence in central Hennepin County, Baker Park Reserve's 2,700 acres offers diverse outdoor activities in natural surroundings. In the winter enjoy cross-country ski trails, a spacious sliding hill, and a cozy chalet nearby.

  • Swimming beaches
  • Creative play area
  • Golf course
  • Bike, boat launch
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Public campground with 210 sites
  • Public and group picnic areas
  • Fishing & boating in 3 lakes
  • 12 miles of turf hiking trail
  • 8 miles of paved bike/hike trails
  • Horse Trails
  • 2 Golf Courses

Carver Park Reserve
763-694-7650 Victoria
3,300 Acre Lowry Nature Center. Programs range from fall bird migration and waterfowl watches to the springtime activity of maple syrup making and stargazing in the summer.

  • Public and group picnic areas
  • Public campground with swimming
    beach & small play area
  • Horse Trails
  • Camping
  • 27 Acres of Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Fishing on 3 lakes, fishing piers &
    boat launches available
  • 6 miles of turf hiking trails
  • 8.5 miles of paved bike/hike trails
  • 20.5K of cross-country ski trails
  • Ski rental available weekends
  • Habitats education play area
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Sledding

Cleary Lake Regional Park
952-694-7777 Prior Lake
1,000 acres of:

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Camping
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Swimming
  • Snowmobiling
  • Off-Leash Dog Park

Noerenberg Memorial Garden
763-559-6700 Lake Minnetonka
Formal fl ower gardens are open May 1 through mid-October for tours, informal viewings and weddings. The gardens include a variety of annuals and perennials, an assortment of grasses and a large day lily collection.

  • Formal flower garden kept by professional gardeners
  • Excellent views of majestic Lake Minnetonka

Hyland Park Reserve
763-694-7687 Bloomington
1,000 acres of:

  • Golf
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Pet Trails
  • Camping
  • Bike/Hike; paved-unpaved
  • Creative Play Area
  • Cross Country Ski Trails
  • Snowshoe Trails
  • Sledding

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
763-694-7764 Rockford
2,577 acres of:

  • Beaches
  • Boat Launch
  • Horse Trails
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Camping
  • Bike/Hike; paved-unpaved
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Pet Trails
  • Creative Play Area

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
763-694-7754 Minnetrista
1.75 acre upland swimming pond with chlorinated lake water and an accessible swimming ramp that extends into the pond.

  • Visitor Center
  • Creative play area
  • Pet Trails
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing Pier
  • Picnic areas
  • Bike Trails
  • Hiking Trails, paved and unpaved
  • 1.75 Acre Upland swimming pond

Bryant Park Reserve
763-694-7764 Eden Prairie
3,313 acres of:

  • Beaches
  • Creative Play Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Disc Golf
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Bike/Hike paved
  • Pet Trails
  • Volley Ball Courts
  • Horse Shoe Pits

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
763-694-7860 Rogers
2,597 acres of:

  • Camping
  • Pet Exercise Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Horse Trails
  • Pet Trails
  • Hiking
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Dog Sled Trails
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snow Shoe Trails

Elm Creek Park Reserve
763-694-7894 Maple Grove
5,315 acres of:

  • Archery
  • Beaches
  • Camping
  • Creative Play Area
  • Pet Trails/Exercise Area
  • Dog Sledding Trails
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Downhill Ski/Snowboard
  • Horse Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Hike/Bike: paved-unpaved
  • Snow Shoe Trails
  • Snomobile Trails
  • Sledding

Fish Lake Regional Park
763-694-7818 Maple Grove
158 acres of:

  • Beaches
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Bike/Hike; paved-unpaved
  • Pet Trails
  • Snowshoe Trails
  • Fishing

French Regional Park
763-694-7750 Plymouth
Situated on the north shore of Medicine Lake in Plymouth. The park's sensational creative play area and swimming beach are popular summer attractions for area children. Lighted trails attract scores of autumn hikers and cross-country skiers and its turf pet-walking trail is a popular destination for dog walkers.

  • Visitor Center
  • Boat launch and fishing pier
  • Swimming beach
  • Non-reservation and 3 reservation group picnic areas
  • Creative play area with cargo-net climbing structure
  • Bike, boat, cross-country ski and sailboat slip rental
  • 1.1 miles of bike/hike trail
  • 7 miles of turf hiking trails; 4 miles of pet walking trails
  • 9.5K cross-country ski trails; 6.1K lighted
  • Lighted sliding hill

Gale Woods Farm
763-694-2001 Minnetrista
Organic farm offers many educational programs and camping for kids of all ages. 7210 County Rd. 110 West, Minnetrista.


This page was last updated on April 20, 2017

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