Welcome to Brooklyn Park
A peaceful suburb of Minneapolis with an abundance of green spaces.
Brooklyn Park is a lovely suburb of Minneapolis west of the Mississippi River in Hennepin County. Access to downtown Minneapolis is a quick 12 miles southwest via I-94 for those who commute into the Twin Cities. Although it is the sixth-largest city in Minnesota, it has a rural feel with abundant parks and trails. Because of its lush green spaces, it has received the nickname “Tree City USA,” making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Brooklyn Park has large, spacious properties with an inviting, peaceful atmosphere. It is one of the attractions of living here. It is also a friendly town with several community events and festivals where locals can build connections with one another.
What to Love
- A peaceful suburban community with spacious properties
- Numerous lush green spaces and the Mississippi River
- An outdoor paradise in every season
- Convenient access to downtown Minneapolis
Brooklyn Park is a quiet suburb with a rural feel due to having 47 miles of trails and 67 beautiful parks. Residents enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and generally keeping an active lifestyle. With Minneapolis close by, the big city amenities are just minutes away.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Brooklyn Park is a multicultural community, which shows up in the variety of cuisine you can find. Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
boasts delicious flavors in each dish, with favorites such as chicken wings, Tom yum soup, curry, and noodle dishes. For the absolute best Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, Mi-Sant Banh Mi Co
is the spot.
Rocky Rococo Pizza and Pasta
is a casual restaurant where you can get incredible pizza by the slice or the whole pie with traditional or specialty toppings that won’t disappoint. Order mouth-watering traditional Italian fare at the cozy Buona Sera Wine Bar
and pair it with a wonderful bottle of wine. Bite into perfectly cooked steaks, chops, and seafood at Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse
Locals can purchase fresh produce, food, honey, bread, jams, flowers, and more each Wednesday from July through October at the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market
Things to Do
One of the attractions of living in Brooklyn Park is the proximity to so many parks, trails, and outdoor activities. Rush Creek Regional Trail
is one of the most popular places to hop on your bike and cycle the almost 10 miles of a paved pathway from Elm Creek Park Preserve to the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park.
At Elm Creek Park Reserve
, locals enjoy mountain biking, hiking, swimming, playing disc golf in summer, and cross country skiing in winter. Explore one of many trails great for walking, running, biking, kayaking, and cross country skiing at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
along the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi Gateway Regional Park has a visitor center to overlook and learn about the Coon Rapids Dam on the mighty Mississippi River. It is lovely for a picnic, fishing, or leisurely hike. Another beautiful green space for taking a walk, riding a bike, or enjoying a picnic is Palmer Lake Park
. Avid golfers enjoy playing at Edinburgh USA
, a gorgeous championship golf course with a Scottish design.
At the Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival
, you can cuddle up to baby chicks, goats, and sheep in addition to food trucks and fun activities for all ages. Tater Daze
is a celebration paying homage to the fact that the town started as a potato farming community with a parade and festivities. Locals can enjoy live jazz music every Tuesday evening in July at the North Hennepin Community College as part of the Jazz in July
series. In the fall, celebrate everything about autumn at the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
, the largest corn maze in the state.