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5 Minneapolis parks to visit for a picnic

Paula Carlsen

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Are you looking for a fresh relaxing outdoor activity? Bring your family and friends for a picnic day out and enjoy Minneapolis’ parks and green places.

Of course, a picnic is not complete without delicious foods, so don’t worry, because here we prepared a list of parks with delicious takeout restaurants or cafés nearby:

1. Gold Medal Park

Second Street and 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States

A green oasis in Downtown Minneapolis, located beside the Mississippi River. With the park spreading out with plenty of space, you can have a picnic and play frisbee while soaking up the sun. Some of the restaurants nearby include Boludo, Crooked Pint and Kindee Thai.

2. Theodore Wirth Park

1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422, United States

Go for a hike through the park before resting and having a picnic. Discover paved pathways, gardens and quaking bog. But if you want to relax and grab a pizza, then restaurants like Bryn Mawr Pizza & Deli, Good Day Café and La Mesa are available nearby.

3. Boom Island Park

724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States

On the Northeast side of the Mississippi River, this park is popular during the warmer months. With plenty of green spaces, Bloom Island Park is a perfect destination to end your day and spend the afternoon with some authentic fish and chips. Nearby restaurants include Anchor Fish and Chips, Black Sheep Pizza and Crips & Green.

4. Lake Harriet Park

4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55409, United States

Lake Harriet Park is located in the Linden Hills Neighborhood. A spot surrounded by the neighborhood’s delicious food. From Argentinian to Thai foods, find it all here in Lake Harriet Park nearby restaurants: Martina and Naviya’s Thai Brasserie.

5. Riverside Park

2820 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454, United States

If you want a closer look to the Mississippi River, Riverside Park is your choice of picnic destination. Walk along the paved path to find some delicious takeout. There are various eateries you can find nearby. Café Racer serves Latin foods, while Soberfish serves sushi, fried rice and stir fry concoctions.

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