Six blocks.

That's the longest distance any Minneapolis resident has to walk to get to one of our 180 parks. Don’t believe us? Try it out. When you find one, take in the scene and take part in the action. It's common to see pick-up soccer games break out, Frisbees whizzing around, bikers and joggers flowing by and people simply relaxing. And, with live music events like Music in the Parks, six blocks is definitely worth the walking distance. Hailed as the best park system in the nation for seven of the last eight years by Park Score (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020), you can't visit the City by Nature and miss spending time in one of our acclaimed parks.