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Wondering where to find the best parks near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top parks in Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for parks.

1. Lake Harriet

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Topping the list is Lake Harriet. Located at 43rd Street W. and East Lake Harriet Boulevard in Southwest. The park, lake and boating spot is the highest-rated park in Minneapolis, boasting five stars out of 80 reviews on Yelp.

2. Minnehaha Park

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Next up is Hiawatha's Minnehaha Park, situated at 4801 S. Minnehaha Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 207 reviews on Yelp, the park and recreation center has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Lowry Hill's Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, located at 725 Vineland Place, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the museum and park 4.5 stars out of 190 reviews.

4. Lake of the Isles

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Over in Uptown, check out Lake of the Isles, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp. You can find the park and lake at 2500 Lake Isles Parkway East.

5. Bde Maka Ska

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Last but not least, there's Bde Maka Ska, an Uptown favorite with four stars out of 103 reviews. Stop by 3000 Calhoun Parkway to hit up the park and lake next time you're in the mood.


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