Whether taking in a show, enjoying breathtaking pieces of art or tantalizing your palate with a plethora of exotic ingredients, Minneapolis will offer an experience unlike any city you’ve been to before.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is one of five Minnesota park agencies and one of approximately 130 agencies in the United States that is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
The MPRB is a diverse system of land and water spanning 6,790 acres of parkland and water featuring 251 park properties including the 55-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, 200+ miles of biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, seven golf courses and 47 recreation centers. Together these properties annually receive approximately 21 million visits.
Lakes: Did you know that the state of Minnesota has more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii? Combined? Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason. With over 22 lakes in the metropolitan area alone, there is a rich lake culture that will make you get outdoors, stay healthy and be continuously struck by the beauty of nature.
The main attraction? The Chain of Lakes: Four of the largest lakes in Minneapolis. Rent a canoe or kayak. Stroll or bike along 13 miles of paved shoreline paths. Then, when the snow falls, watch ice surfers skim across the surface of the lake, or join in on a pick-up game of pond hockey. Just 10 minutes from downtown, the Chain of Lakes provide an idyllic backdrop for walkers, bikers, boaters and skiers.