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Lake Harriet
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4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612 230-6400
Fax: 612 230-6500


As one of the picturesque lakes in the renowned Chain of Lakes, Lake Harriet features 67 acres of land and 344 acres of water. It is noted for biking and walking trails, nearby gardens, a variety of water activities and summer concerts at the stunning band shell.

Attractions and Activities

Lake Harriet was named for Harriet Lovejoy, wife of Colonel Henry Leavenworth, who founded Fort Snelling in 1819.

Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.

Related facilities:
Lake Harriet North Beach
Lake Harriet Southeast Beach
Lyndale Park
This facility is located in: Chain of Lakes

  • Bandstand
  • Beach
  • Biking Path
  • Boat Dock
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Eatery/Concessions
  • Fishing Dock
  • Garden
  • Parkway - Cars
  • Pay Parking Lot
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Tot Lot/Playground
  • Walking Path
  • Water Pump
  • Wells
    What our amenities offer you:
    Biking Path: 2.86-mile designated biking trail

    Fishing Dock: 2 fishing docks

    Garden: Lyndale Park Gardens:

    Pay Parking Lot: Automated parking pay stations, patron parking pass, some meters. Parking details

    Picnic Area: Reservable picnic shelter at Beard's Plaisance. Picnic shelter on north shore available first-come-first-serve.

    Walking Path: 2.75-mile walking/running trail

    Wells: 3 wells: picnic grounds on William Berry Drive; 4200 West Harriet Parkway, which is on during Winter; East Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Parkway

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