Hidden behind the I-94 freeway, this regional park and the Mississippi River will captivate those who venture off the highway. The park offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding woods and prairie. Here you will find abundant wildlife in action: a Great Blue Heron nesting on an island, deer foraging, a beaver felling trees, hawks and eagles soaring overhead. In summer, the prairie flowers provide ever-changing color.
Walking trails meander through the prairie and along the shores of the river. Bike trails traverse the park and connect with Webber parkway and commuter routes into downtown Minneapolis. There is a fishing pier and trails in the park north of 57th Avenue N.
The north part of the park is owned and managed by Three River Parks and the portion of the park south of 57th Avenue North is owned and operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Education about the Mississippi by Three Rivers program staff is now at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
South of 57th Avenue, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board provides additional park amenities including the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center, a play area, wading pool, picnic tables, grills, shelters, fishing pier and boat launch.
Available to rent for use on-site during business hours when snow conditions permit. Staff will help first-timers with the snowshoes.