Theodore Wirth Parkway, just south of Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Phone: 612-370-4903


7:30 am-10 pm

Park Hours

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

Bus/Light Rail Route

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Quaking Bog

Part of: Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Features & Amenities

  • Pay Parking Lot

Good to Know

Follow the signs along the switchback trails to find the Bog.

Nearby Gardens:

A pay parking lot is available.

Parking lot located on the West side of Theodore Wirth Parkway across from Birch Pond.

Experience the Beauty of Nature

Our 12 gardens offer inviting spaces to explore, relax, and learn about the environment.

Park Details

Size: 5 acres

Neighborhood: Outside Minneapolis City Limits

Service AreaOutside Minneapolis City Limits

Commissioner District: 2

This site is great for observing:

  • Dragonflies/Damselflies
  • Frogs
  • Songbirds

And features a *floating dockway that crosses the open moat to the kettle depression of the quaking bog.

*Please stay on the boardwalk to avoid compacting this rare ecosystem.


In the 1980s the park board began efforts to restore the unique five-acre Quaking Bog in the park and to eradicate invasive species of plants that had taken hold in Wirth Park as well as many other parks. Extensive efforts to control those species were targeted especially at the bog and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.