Hopkins Depot

Operated in partnership with the City of Hopkins, City of Minnetonka and Hopkins School District

The Depot is a renovated railroad station that now serves as a coffee house, youth community project and trailhead. It was planned and opened by students and their allies in 1998 to create a chemically free environment for teens. The Depot provides students an opportunity to create their own place to learn, relax and have fun while managing a coffee shop and an entertainment venue. 

Light Rail Construction

Portions of nearby trails may be closed for light rail construction, but The Depot and trailhead are open for business during the construction. 

Visit GreenLineExt.org to sign up for weekly construction updates or to find out more information about the project.

In Partnership

The Depot is operated as a partnership of the City of Hopkins, City of Minnetonka, Hopkins School District and Three Rivers Park District. The Depot is led by a board of directors, which meets monthly and includes students and adults. The City of Hopkins manages the finances for the Depot.

Trailhead facilities at The Depot include parking, restrooms and a drinking fountain. These regional trails operated by Three Rivers Park District are near The Depot: Cedar Lake Regional Trail, North Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail, Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.

Three Rivers' Contributions

Three Rivers has made infrastructure improvements and enhancements to The Depot, including a remodel of the coffee shop, solar panels on the roof, reconstruction of the deck to meet ADA accessibility requirements, repair of the paver walkway outside the building, repair and tuckpointing of the brick on the building's exterior, installation of a new sign and a new drinking fountain on The Depot's exterior.

Things To Do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two women bike over a bridge.

Biking in Three Rivers is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you’ll appreciate more than 240 miles of off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.

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