Regional Parks

Residents treasure nationally renowned parks system

The Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to a system of regional parks and trails that are nationally renowned for their beauty, size and variety of features. With 51 parks and park reserves, more than 300 miles of interconnected trails, and seven special recreation features, the system provides a wealth of opportunities for recreation, exercise and just plain fun. It also preserves significant green space and wildlife habitat.
The regional parks system draws more than 44 million visits every year – more than visit the Mall of America – and makes communities more vital and attractive.

Take the bite out of winter

in the regional parks

With more than 46 million visitors annually, regional parks in the Twin Cities metro are not just a three-season attraction.

Winter is a great time to enjoy camaraderie, physical challenge, serenity or solitude in one of the Twin Cities metro area’s 51 regional parks and park reserves.  Whether you enjoy snowshoeing, snow hill tubing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sledding, ice skating, birdwatching, ice fishing…well, you get the picture. Just bundle up and enjoy a good ol’ fashioned Minnesota winter.

Parks Information

Park hours, fees and activity information is available from the agency that manages the park.
See these park websites for more information:

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