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Lake Nokomis
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4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612 370-4923
Fax: 612 200-1192
Hours

 

Lake Nokomis is one of three sailing lakes (along with Harriet and Calhoun) in the Minneapolis park system that offers many enjoyable recreational opportunities.

The park includes two supervised beaches, a community center, sailboat buoys, canoe racks, concessions, pathways, ball diamonds, and watercraft rental through Wheel Fun Rentals.

The playground offers kids ages 5-12 a unique play experience as they navigate arches and bridges that connect in a spherical layout. The equipment features an intersecting tangle of half-circles, nets, hoops, balance bobbers and slides, designed to help children develop balance, coordination, upper-body strength and agility. In addition, children practice planning skills since the play is undirected and unconstructed.

Sandcastle aims to deliver a varied selection of healthy and engaging food to the diverse Lake Nokomis community as well as those from farther afield coming to enjoy the lake. For hours and more information visit www.sandcastlempls.com. Learn more about the Lake Nokomis Concessions Stand project.

Named Best Place to Get Away from it All Without Leaving Town – Canoeing on Lake Nokomis in City Pages' ''Best of the Twin Cities''.

Nokomis has 210 acres of water and 195 acres of land that were acquired in 1907 for $65,000. When the MPRB acquired Lake Amelia, the lake was no more than 5 feet deep. The lake was dredged and turned into a fine lake.

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’ renown recreational system.

 
Related facilities:
Lake Nokomis Community Center
Nokomis Naturescape Gardens
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
Lake Nokomis 50th Beach
 
 
Amenities
  • Baseball Field
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  • Beach
  • Biking Path
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  • Boat Dock
  • Drinking Fountain
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  • Eatery/Concessions
  • Fishing Dock
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  • Football Field
  • Hockey Rink
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  • Parkway - Cars
  • Pay Parking Lot
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  • Public Art
  • Restroom Facilities
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  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
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  • Tennis Court
  • Tot Lot/Playground
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  • Walking Path
  • Wells
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    What our amenities offer you:
    Baseball Field: For reservations and information call 612-230-6491.

    Biking Path: 2.78 miles walking path

    Football Field: For reservations and information call 612-230-6491.

    Hockey Rink: 2 pond hockey

    Pay Parking Lot: Automated parking pay stations and patron parking pass. Click for detailed parking information.

    Soccer Field: For reservations and information call 612-230-6491.

    Softball Field: For reservations and information call 612-230-6491.

    Tot Lot/Playground: A new and innovative playground was installed in 2007 and features an intersecting tangle of half-circles, nets, hoops, balance bobbers and slides.

    Wells: Located at Nokomis Parkway and 54th St. near the small beach on the northeast edge of the lake.

     
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