Parks, Recreation, Entertainment

The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market
(612) 333-1718
312 East Lyndale Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
The farmers market is Minnesota’s largest open-air, covered market. The Minneapolis Farmers’ Market is open rain or shine, is wheelchair accessible, and is a WIC participant. This is a truly fun experience for the entire family!

Boom Island
(612) 661-4800
Plymouth Ave and NE 8th St
Minneapolis, MN
Boom Island Park is a jewel in the crown of the nationally acclaimed Minneapolis parks system. Situated above historic Main Street, Nicollet Island, and the St. Anthony Lock and Dam, Boom Island is a veritable playground for families and tourists wishing to experience the majesty and beauty of the Mississippi River. The park provides trails, play, and eating areas.

Theodore Wirth Park
(612) 230-6400
Explore the largest regional park in Minneapolis, Theodore Wirth Park! The park utilizes seasonal weather changes to maximize visitor activities. The summer golf fairways are converted into winter snow tubing courses and cross country skiing paths. This park can boast a true year round use from it’s activities. The golf course pro shop is also used during the winter as a center for the winter sports. The park also hosts the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Picnics in the large 1900s picnic pavilion and much more.

North Community YMCA
(612) 588-9484
1711 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55441
The North Community YMCA serves the neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, offering health & fitness opportunities, along with a wide variety of youth, family and senior programming. Contact them to find out more about how you can be a part of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities!

North Commons Water Park
(612) 370-4945
1701 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411

This awesome water park features speed and loop slides that are three stories tall. A shallow water pool, with water playground features, geysers and gadgets that will thrill any toddler! Funbrellas let you escape the sun and stay cool on warm summer days. Refectory/Concessions serve light refreshments while the zero depth wading pool has play features for young children

Sumner Library
(612) 630-6390
611 Van White Memorial Blvd
Minneapolis MN 55411
A significant architectural and cultural landmark since 1915, Sumner Library was freshly renovated and expanded in 2004. It’s now a state-of-the-art, fully accessible library with a strong collection of books, media, and community resources.

Pierre Bottineau Library
(612) 543-6850
55 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, 55413
The newest old building in the Hennepin County Library system opened in 2003 at the Historic Grain Belt Campus. The 1893 Wagon Shed and the 1913 Millwright Shop were reused and merged with a new structure to create a warm and welcoming, state-of-the-art library. It is a lively neighborhood gathering place where people meet, read, and study.

NorthSide Garden Club
(612) 588-3723
This small but active group meets monthly at the Sumner Library.