The Parks of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis is a city of many delights. When it comes to parks and recreation centers, it has been termed to have the best-designed, best-financed, and best-maintained in the United States. The parks are governed and operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, an independent park district

Foresight, donations, and effort by community leaders enabled Horace Cleveland to create his most beautiful landscape architecture, preserving geographical landmarks and linking them with boulevards and parkways

The city’s Chain of Lakes, consisting of seven lakes and Minnehaha Creek, is connected by bike, running, and walking paths and used for swimming, fishing, picnics, boating, and ice skating. A parkway for cars, a bikeway for riders, and a walkway for pedestrians run parallel along the 52 miles (84 km) route of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway

THEODORE Wirth, who was the mastermind behind the design of the park system in Minneapolis’s goal was to establish a park within walking distance of every child in the city. Visit this link for more information.


Golf Courses and Recreation Parks in the City

In other sports, five golf courses are located within the city, with the nationally-ranked Hazeltine National Golf Club and Interlachen Country Club in nearby suburbs. Minneapolis is home to many golfers per capita as compared to any other city in the U.S.  Read about The Sports Town of Minneapolis here.