2150 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Canoe and Kayak Racks located on the Mississippi River
Public River Cruises/Private Charters depart from Bohemian Flats.
A pay parking lot is available.
Annual Patron Parking Permit: Enjoy parking privileges in specially designated spaces at some of our most popular regional parks. View parking permit details.
Parkway Use: You must obtain a permit for special use of the parkway including closures, and dumpsters, trucks, limousines or carriages on the parkway. View parkway permit details. Permit Application [PDF]
Private Charters: Private Charters on the Mississippi River available through Paradise Charter Cruises.
Bohemian Flats was formerly a residential area. About the time city was incorporated (1867), immigrants seeking employment in Minneapolis or at the St. Anthony mills began settling there.
The Washington Avenue Bridge was constructed over the area in 1884, linking central Minneapolis with the campus of the University of Minnesota, on the east bank of the river. By 1900, the 100 homes, a few stores, and a church created what many described as an Old World-style village below the University.
Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.