East and west banks of the Mississippi River from 35W Bridge to Ford Parkway


Phone: 612-230-6400
Email: info@minneapolisparks.org

Park Hours

6 am-midnight in developed areas
6 am-10 pm in undeveloped areas
Ordinance PB-2-33

Mississippi Gorge Regional Park 

Features & Amenities

  • Biking Path
  • Walking Path

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Park Details

Size: about 132 acres

Neighborhood: Howe

Service AreaSouth

Commissioner District3

The gorge provides habitat for at least 150 species of migratory birds.

Rentals & Permits

Athletic Rentals: To reserve a field, court, or rink visit our athletic permit page. Application [PDF]

Outdoor Use and Event Space: Learn how to reserve park space for corporate events, community celebrations, and more. Application [PDF]

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]


The Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities area is the only true gorge along the entire Mississippi River. The gorge was formed as St. Anthony Falls migrated slowly upriver, eroding a steep channel as water broke up the limestone cap that covers the area cut away from the soft sandstone underneath. 

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.