Minneapolis Parks and Gardens

(Minneapolis, Minnesota - MN, USA)

The towering high-rise architecture and bustling activity that characterizes Minneapolis' urban center is well balanced by the scenic serenity of the city's parks and gardens. The abundant leisure opportunities presented by these pleasant pockets of greenery include picnics, a variety of sports, walks, bird watching and swimming.

Armatage Park

Address: 2500 West 57th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, 55410, USA
Tel: +1 612 370 4912
Situated adjacent to Armatage School, this sizeable park is a recreational haven, with four tennis courts, football and baseball fields, a hockey court, a climbing wall and seven softball diamonds. Children will also be in their element on the park's playground, swings and slides.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 10:00
Admission: free

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Theodore Wirth Park, 2083 Glenwood Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, 55422, USA
Tel: +1 612 370 4903
Located in the heart of Theodore Wirth Park, the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is a nature lover's delight featuring wetlands, forests and prairies that are rich in birdlife and present a riotous display of seasonal wildflowers, most breathtaking in the months of April and May and throughout the summer.
Open hours: daily - 07:30 to sunset, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free

Loring Park

Tel: +1 612 370 4929
Set in the heart of the city, Loring Park provides welcome respite from the urban jungle outside and plays host to a number of major Minneapolis festivals. The park features a pretty garden and a lake that attracts an interesting mix of migratory birds and water fowl.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 22:00
Admission: free

Mill Ruins Park

One of the numerous parks located along the Mississippi Riverfront, Mill Ruins Park forms the heart of the historic West Side Milling District and features the remnants of 19th-century mill structures and a number of pretty canals.
Open hours: call for details
Admission: free

Lyndale Park Gardens

Address: 1500 East Lake Harriet Parkway Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, 55409, USA
Tel: +1 612 230 6400
Consisting of four separate gardens - the Peace Garden, Perennial Trail Garden, Perennial Garden and the Rose Garden - the Lyndale Park Gardens are a tranquil and beautiful place to spend a morning or afternoon. An additional attraction, the Thomas Sadler Bird Sanctuary, is located adjacent to the Peace Garden.
Open hours: daily - 07:30 to 22:00
Admission: free

Theodore Wirth Park

Address: 1339 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, 55411, USA
Tel: +1 612 230 6400
Minneapolis' largest park is a veritable fun-fest with countless opportunities for leisure and recreation presented by its 18-hole golf course, biking path, picnic area, soccer field, playground and walking trails. Surrounded by natural forest and incorporating Birch Pond, Wirth Lake and the Bassett's Creek lagoons, the park is also home to a variety of manicured gardens including the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Daylily Perennial Garden and the J.D. Rivers 4H Children's Garden.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 22:00
Admission: free