Parks and recreation

Our beautiful parks, lakes and trails make Minneapolis a great place to live and visit.
Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Enjoy our world-class park system

Our city's 180 parks offer 55 miles of biking and walking paths. The park system also has 22 lakes, 12 gardens and seven golf courses.

About the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board runs the Minneapolis Parks System. Minneapolis voters elect park board leaders every four years.

The 6,800-acre system contains

  • Local and regional parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Golf courses
  • Gardens
  • Biking and walking paths
  • Nature sanctuaries
  • Lakes
  • A 55-mile parkway

Learn about the Park Board