Bloomington, Minnesota Parks
So, you’ve visited the Mall of America® where you shopped ‘til you dropped and visited all the great attractions.
What now? Ditch the indoors and explore the great outdoors! Corral your loved ones and visit one of our beautiful Bloomington parks for a picnic, nature hike and more! Visit Loring Park, Bloomington’s version of Central Park in NYC. Here you can eat, play games like shuffleboard and horseshoes or simply people watch. The Loring Park is adjacent to the Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie Theater, great restaurants and hotels!
Another one of the most popular Bloomington parks is the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. This Victorian-style complex features a zoo, conservatory, 18-hole golf course, amusement park and lake. You’re sure to find an activity for everyone in your group. You also can find restaurants, gardens and gift shops near the park.
Whether it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for or fun and adventure, these Bloomington parks have it all!
Chain of Lakes2117 W River Rd Minneapolis, MN 55411 US +1-612-230-6400
UPTOWN. This system of lakes and parks provides an outdoor spot in the midst of the city and is referred to by locals as simply "the Lakes." Private surroundings for swimming, fishing and canoeing are available, and joggers and in-line skaters enjoy treks around Lake Calhoun, the most urban of the lakes. Water enthusiasts find plenty of opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing, and Lake Harriet offers families an ideal place to picnic, swim, or ride the "Queen of Lakes" paddlewheel boat. Outdoor concerts are held in the bandshell during summer months.
Loring Park1382 Willow St Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-370-4929
Loring Park is Minneapolis's much smaller answer to NYC's Central Park and is among the city's most active spots. It's part of the greenway that links downtown Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, and the Guthrie Theater. Loring Lake is also a perfect setting for picnics, shuffleboard tournaments, horseshoes, tennis, or people-watching. In the winter, the frozen lake is ideal for ice skating.