What can you Discover at Lake of the Isles Park?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 11:23am.


Lake of the Isles Park is one of the most popular parks in Minnesota. It sees 5.5 million visitors every year with people from around the world wanting to see its picturesque beauty. It opens daily at 6am and closes at 10pm and can be accessed by the bud or light rail.

It’s not only the perfect place for recreation but it is commonly rented for outdoor use and event space, as well as weddings. It’s 208.36 acres in size and easily accessed from the neighborhoods of Lowry Hill, Kenwood, Cedar-Isles-Dean and East Isles. Here is a look at the fun you can have during a day at the Lake of the Isles Park.

About Lake of the Isles Park

The park features a pedestrian trail 2.63 miles in size and a bike trail 2.76 miles long. Not only is it a popular park for those that love trails but it contains a decorative fountain, rinks, fields and a pier. The Peavey Fountain at the park was rededicated as a memorial to the horses of the 151st Field Artillery Minnesota National Guard that were killed in the First World War. It also contains an engineered lake created back in the early 20th century.

What can you do there?

The park has many wonderful amenities. The trails are a popular amenity at the park while the decorative fountain is a beautiful part to enjoy. There is a fishing pier and shore fishing locations between Newton and Oliver Avenues as well as a Lagoon area connecting Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun.

There is a hockey rink, ice skating rink, soccer field and an off-leash, fenced-in dog park for your four-legged loved one. You can reserve field, courts or rinks by applying online. Many people canoe and kayak and there are water channels that connect it to the Chain of Lakes.

There is so much to do at Lake of the Isles Park and you can check it out at 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East in Minneapolis.


Image: William Neuhelsel/flickr. CC BY 2.0

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