Commonly called French Park, this well-maintained member of the Hennepin Park System is located on the north end of Medicine ... More
Clifton E. French Regional Park
Commonly called French Park, this well-maintained member of the Hennepin Park System is located on the north end of Medicine Lake. A 362-acre urban refuge used primarily for recreational activities, it also has beautiful natural features. A long winding inlet of the 900-acre lake bisects the park. Beaver, muskrat, mink and turtle live here, while great egret, black crowned night heron, belted kingfisher, geese, ducks and spotted sandpiper nest or feed in the area. White-tailed deer, red fox, woodchuck, cottontail rabbit, great horned owl and red tailed hawk frequent the area. Cross-country ski trails are mowed for hikers in the off-season. There is a sandy swimming beach with restrooms, changing rooms and a snack bar. There are volleyball courts, a public boat launch and a picnic area with tables and grills. Park visitors can rent bicycles, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, fishing poles and in winter, cross-country skis. In winter the frozen lake becomes a skating rink and kids go sledding on the hills. A fee is charged for parking and can be paid on a daily basis, or an annual pass, good at all county parks, may be purchased.
It is beautiful, We took a walk and had a beautiful deer greet us along the walk path!
Sledding hills for winter, awesome playgrounds for children, picnic areas have nice vollyball nets pre set up! how cool is that!,Trees are everywhere, and Very Clean and Neat!
This is one of the spectacular urban delights of South Minneapolis. Winding its way from the south shore of Lake
Harriet, Minnehaha Creek cuts a 5 mile path along 50th Street on its way to the Mississippi River. Picturesque ...
Camping, biking, skiing, canoeing and good old outdoor fun can all be found at the Hyland Lake Park Reserve south
of Minneapolis. The Richardson Nature Center contains numerous exhibits and information about this 1,000 acre urban, woodland reserve. The ...
A great place to hike, bike, ski, fish, canoe or just take in nature, Fort Snelling State Park offers a
wealth of outdoor activities. Filled with trails that link Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, other ...