Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Annual Patron Parking Permit
The Annual Patron Parking Permit offers 12 months of easy parking at regional parks in Minneapolis. Permit holders enjoy parking privileges in specially designated parking spaces at some of the park system's most popular regional parks.
One of our most popular areas to visit is Minnehaha Park. There are many attractions and wonderful views, including the famous Minnehaha Falls! Several parking lots are reserved exclusively for Annual Patron Parking Permit Holders, such as the Longfellow House, 50th Street, 52nd Street, and 53rd Street parking lots.
In Person: Buy a Parking Permit at the MPRB Customer Service Desk, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis MN 55411, or visit:
Concessions at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet during the operating season.
Phone: Call Customer Service at 612-230-6400 - 8:00 am-4:30 pm weekdays. Permit will be mailed within 10 days.
Permit is not transferable and is valid only when affixed to the inside lower right corner of the windshield (passenger side) by its own adhesive.
If you need a replacement permit due to windshield replacement or sale of vehicle, peel off your old permit and send to: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, 2117 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, along with payment of $20 for the replacement fee.
Pay and Display Parking Lots
You may park in any space at our Pay and Display Parking Lots.
Park your car and locate the nearest pay station.
Select the desired amount of parking time, and follow the instructions on the pay machine to pay by coin, bill or credit/debit card.
Place your valid receipt on the vehicle dashboard so that it’s visible to patrol officers.
Annual Patron Parking Permits are valid only in reserved spaces at Nicollet Island, East River Flats, and Bohemian Flats parking lots. If these spaces are occupied by other Patron Parking Permit Holders, payment is required.
Patron Permit holders may park in designated spaces in the following Pay Parking Lots without charge:
Lake Harriet Rose Garden
Minnehaha 52nd Street Lot
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Lot
Minnehaha 53rd Street Lot
Lake Calhoun North Beach
Minnehaha Park Main Lot
East River Flats: 4 reserved spots, 2-hour limit
Lake Calhoun Thomas Beach
Minnehaha 46th Avenue Lot
Bohemian Flats: 4 reserved spots, 2 hour limit
Lake Calhoun Richfield Road Parking Lot
Minnehaha Dog Park
Nicollet Island Pavilion: 4 reserved spots, 2 hour limit
Spaces in pay parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at various parks and attractions throughout the system. Prices range from 75 cents to $1.50 per hour.
Cedar Lake and 21st Street Lot
Lake Calhoun and 36th Street Lot
Lake Nokomis North Lot
Minnehaha Park North Lot
Cedar Lake and 25th Street Lot
Lake Harriet and 46th Street (Beard's Plaisance)
Wirth Quaking Bog Lot
Spaces without meters in these lots may be used free of charge with a valid Annual Patron Parking Permit. Annual Patron Parking Permit Holders must pay when parking in spots with individual space meters.
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On Street Parking Meters
On street parking meters are located on Minnehaha Parkway, Minnehaha Avenue, East River Road, West River Road, Dean Parkway and Main Street. On street meters are enforced 365 days a year. Prices range from 75 cents to $1.50 per hour.
Some street meters only accept coins while others accept coins and credit/debit cards.
Anyone can park at any on street meter.
Annual Patron Parking Permit Holders must pay for on street parking.
Please read the information posted on the parking meters carefully as some street meters have a time limit.
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) issues administrative tickets for parking violations. The ticketing system improves customer service and collection of parking fine revenues. Instead of issuing a Hennepin County parking citation, Park Police will issue a $40 administrative ticket. The administrative ticket allows the MPRB to work directly with park customers rather than sending them to Hennepin County Court. The MPRB is able to better confirm and/or resolve any issues related to the ticket, such as broken meters or signage problems.
The following MPRB parking violations are listed in the MPRB Ordinance. If recipients of the administrative ticket do not resolve the ticket within 30 days, the fee owed will be turned over to a collections agency. In the event that it is turned over to collections, an additional collection fee will be added to the original fine.