Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,817 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, seven golf courses and 49 recreation centers. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 26 million visits annually.
MPRB was recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as the #1 urban park system in the United States. It is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)—one of just one of five park agencies in Minnesota and some 169 in the United States that have this distinction for excellence in operations and service. View additional MPRB awards.
History of the MPRB
History of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Our mission, vision statement, and values that guide our work.
Leadership and Structure
Board of Commissioners, Superintendent, and Org Chart
Budget and Financial
Budget process, status, and financial reports.
Park Board news releases.
Ordinances and Tickets
Park Board ordinances and how to pay a ticket.
Holidays, special hours and closures.
Links to important documents, comprehensive plan, glossary.
Park detail maps and city maps.
MPRB has a responsibility to strive for racial equity.
We are committed to ensuring that programs, policies, services and facilities are accessible to everyone.