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City Pages: Summer Guide: Sports & Recreation

Enjoy the great outdoors without a heavy duty winter coat. We've got your guide for biking, beaching, hiking, camping, and more right here.

Bike Tours & Trails

Elm Creek Park Reserve

20 miles paved and unpaved, including mountain bike trails through woodlands, wetlands, and farm fields. 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove, 763-694-7894; www.threeriversparks.org.

Fish Lake Regional Park

3-mile paved trail circles the central hill and continues along marsh and beach area. Trail connects to Medicine Lake Regional Trail. 14900 Bass Lake Rd., Maple Grove, 763-694-7818; www.threeriversparks.org.

North Mississippi Regional Park

1.6 miles paved trails will views of the Mississippi River and its wooded shoreline. 5700 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 763-694-7790; www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Beaches

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Man-made swimming pond is chlorinated. 12400 James Deanne Pkwy., Maple Grove, 763-694-7894; www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Fish Lake Regional Park

Swimming on Fish Lake. 14900 Bass Lake Rd., Maple Grove, 763-694-7818; www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Pools and Water Parks

Brooklyn Center Community Center

Indoor pool and water slide. 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 763-569-3400; www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org.

 

Canoeing, Rafting, and Rental

Fish Lake Regional Park

244 acres of water. 14900 Bass Lake Rd., Maple Grove, 763-694-7818; www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Hiking

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

4.6 miles total, both paved and unpaved. 10360 W. River Rd., Brooklyn Park; 763-694-7790, www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Over 50 miles of hiking trails, both paved and unpaved. 12400 James Deanne Pkwy., Maple Grove; 763-694-7894, www.threeriversparks.org.


Fish Lake Regional Park

3.3 miles of hiking trails, both paved and unpaved. 14900 Bass Lake Rd., Maple Grove; 763-694-7818, www.threeriversparks.org.

 

North Mississippi Regional Park

1.6 miles paved, 5700 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 763-694-7790; 
www.threeriversparks.org

 

Skateboarding

Maple Grove Skate Plaza

Large outdoor concrete park includes mini taco, stairs, banks, grind rails, hubba ledges and manual pad. 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove, 763-494-6500; 
maplegrovemn.gov.

 

Amusement Parks

ProKart

Indoor go-karts. 14350 Rosemount Dr., Burnsville, 952-808-7223 and 11700 Troy Ln. N., Maple Grove, 763-428-1333; www.prokartindoor.com.

 

Camping

Elm Creek Park Reserve

With a swimming pond, picnic areas, hiking and bike trails. Two group campsites; one available all year. Call 763-559-6700 for reservations. 12400 James Deanne Pkwy., Maple Grove, 763-694-7894; 
www.threeriversparks.org.

 

Golf Courses

Brookland Golf Park

20-acre executive course. 8232 Regent Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763-488-6497; 
www.brooklynpark.org.

Edinburgh Usa Golf Course and Country Club

18-hole course with large clubhouse. 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, 763-315-8550; www.edinburghusa.org.

Rush Creek Golf Club

18-hole championship course and 9-hole par 3 course. 7801 Cty. Rd. 101, Maple Grove, 
763-494-8844; www.rushcreek.com.

 

See the full City Pages guide here.

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