How did you discover your favorite MSP park?

Craig Helmstetter

Theodore Wirth Park is the region’s hidden gem

Nick Rindo

My favorite park is Kenwood Park

Nicole Johnson

Bunker Hills Regional Park is in my backyard

Shannon Watson

I walked to a work function and came across Rice Park

Theodore Wirth Park is the region’s hidden gem

  • Craig Helmstetter
  • • Research Manager

Hastings, MN

Don’t tell anyone, but Theodore Wirth Park is the region’s hidden gem. I found it by biking around; it’s on the Grand Rounds and is a great place to mountain bike. And cross-country ski. And golf. And swim. And play volleyball. And barbecue. And snow tube. And hang out with your dog.

My favorite park is Kenwood Park

  • Nick Rindo
  • • UX Designer

Plymouth, WI

My favorite park, Kenwood Park, is the park in which I play Mojokickball every non-winter Sunday. Mojokickball is a mix of kickball, tag, and dodge ball with an emphasis on kindness. People of all skill levels are welcome. We have a woman in her sixties who plays (well!) every week. We’ve had an eight-months-pregnant woman play. Mojokickball is open to the public and includes new players every week. We host a tutorial and demo inning for all rookies. The teams are recreated every week, so there’s no need to register. Learn more at mojokickball.com or join the Mojokickball Twin Cities Facebook group to receive the weekly events.

Bunker Hills Regional Park is in my backyard

  • Nicole Johnson
  • • Human Resources

Mindoro, WI

Bunker Hills Regional Park is in my backyard. We discovered it when we were looking for a new home. My family and I love walking to the playgrounds and Bunker Beach is great for kids of all ages.

I walked to a work function and came across Rice Park

  • Shannon Watson
  • • Executive Assistant/Founder

Wichta, KS

I moved to Saint Paul in December, 2010. A few days after I arrived I attended a work function at the Saint Paul Hotel. Since I lived close, I just decided to walk. There was about a foot of snow on the ground, so I was mainly looking at the pavement as I walked. When I was a block or so away, I glanced up, and saw Rice Park. It’s not big but it has huge, old, beautiful trees that were completely covered in white lights. It was one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever seen.

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“The cities are abundantly rich in water with over twenty lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi river, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Chain of Lakes and the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.” – Forbes

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