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 including Minnehaha Park, Lake Harriet, and the garden areas at Theodore Wirth Park.
In addition, parking lots located at the Longfellow House, 50th street parking lot, 52nd street parking lot and 53rd street parking lot are reserved exclusively for Patron Parking Permit Holders.
Purchasing a parking permit is a great way to support MPRB’s programs and facilities, and makes a great gift for family and friends! The 2013 edition features a spectacular close up photo of a butterfly taken by Scott Syring and submitted as part of the 2012 Picture a Park Photo Contest.
Concessions at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet during the operating season.
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden 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, Bohemian Flats, Mill Ruins Park 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 50th Street Lot
Lake Calhoun North Beach
Minnehaha 52nd Street Lot
Lake Calhoun Thomas Beach
Minnehaha Park Main Lot
Minnehaha 53rd Street Lot
Lake Calhoun Richfield Road Parking Lot
Minnehaha 46th Avenue Lot
East River Flats: 4 reserved spots, 2-hour limit
Lake Harriet Bandshell
Minnehaha Dog Park
Bohemian Flats: 4 reserved spots, 2 hour limit
Lake Harriet Boat Launch
Minnehaha Park Longfellow House
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
Wirth Quaking Bog Lot
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Lot
Lake Harriet and 46th Street (Beard's Plaisance)
Cedar Lake and 25th Street Lot
Lake Nokomis North 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.
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.
Most on street parking meters accept coins only, but Main Street on street parking meters 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.