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 56 regional parks and park reserves totaling more than 54,000 acres, nearly 400 miles of interconnected trails, and 8 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 58 million visits every year — more than the Mall of America. It adds untold value to the livability and attractiveness of our communities.
Ride to your regional park!
Did you know you can ride Metro Transit to regional parks throughout the Twin Cities? Leave your car and parking stress behind. Hop on a bus or train to Theodore Wirth, Minnehaha, Como, or Phalen parks — just four of many amazing regional parks and nature spaces throughout the Twin Cities!
Expand your reach and bring your bike! There are free bicycle racks on all Metro Transit buses and METRO lines and trains, so you can pedal part of the way and ride the rest.