5001 E Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
7:30 am-10 pm
Part of: Lake Nokomis Park
Ongoing volunteer opportunities include most Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm during the growing season. Email lead garden volunteer Vicki Bonk for more information.
Garden located on the Northeast shore of Lake Nokomis at the conjunction of Woodlawn Boulevard, East 50th Street and East Lake Nokomis Parkway.
Our 12 gardens offer inviting spaces to explore, relax, and learn about the environment.
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with assistance from the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA), installed the native plant garden in 1998.
This 4-acre garden is a certified Monarch Waystation and the site of the annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival.
Annual Patron Parking Permit: Enjoy parking privileges in specially designated spaces at some of our most popular regional parks. View parking permit details.
Partly due to a desire to restore native vegetation to some parkland, as well as to cut maintenance costs on manicured lawns, a portion of the hillside northeast of the lake was turned into the Nokomis Naturescape Garden, following a 1999 Nokomis vegetation concept plan. The project was conducted in conjunction with the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association. The garden features native grasses and wildflowers.
Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.