Boom Island Park

8th Ave NE & Sibley St NE

Perfect starting point for bike and boat rides, a city hike or stay to enjoy a family picnic.

Downtown Vista

On the hill in Farview Park

With a gorgeous view of downtown, Farview is the highest point in Minneapolis west of the river.

Garden of the Seasons

NE of Loring Park Pond Bridge

An elegantly arranged perennial garden in one of Minneapolis’ premier parks.

Orvin "Ole" Olson Park

N of Broadway Bridge on West River Road

Find this tiny park with a spectacular view of DT Minneapolis named for a champion of Elm trees.

Riverside Historical Stairs

N of 1-94 bridge on W River Pkwy

Historic stone steps lead down to a shady lawn overlooking the Mississippi.

Seven Pools

Thomas Lowry Park: Colfax Ave S & Douglas Ave

Picnic by cascading pools in this picturesque Lowry Hill neighborhood park.

Tea House

Powderhorn Park: S shore of lake

The Tea House is an architectural display of the ethnic groups of the Powderhorn neighborhood.

Witch's Hat Water Tower

Tower Hill Park: Clarence Ave SE & Seymour Ave SE

The Witch's Hat is the highest natural spot in the city with a spectacular view of downtown.

Gluek Park Scenic Overlook

Marshall St NE between 22nd & 18th Aves NE

Cook up some brats at this beautifully designed park with views of the great Mississippi River.