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 46 million visits every year – more than visit the Mall of America – and makes communities more vital and attractive.

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