Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city in Minnesota and continues to be a rapidly growing second-ring suburb. This former agriculture community offers a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential development opportunities. The city occupies approximately 17,020 acres—27 square miles, bounded on the south by Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope, Champlin on the north, and Maple Grove and Osseo on the west. Brooklyn Park is about 85 percent developed, with the next area of growth under development north of Highway 610.
The community provides excellent recreational opportunities, ranging from an extensive park and trail system to a nationally recognized public golf course. The city offers a number of amenities including unique parks and recreation programs, beautiful shoreline along the Mississippi River and a historical farm with seasonal activities. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to enjoy the natural side of Brooklyn Park. A strong residential housing market, retail commercial market and industrial base complement the city's natural elements.
Brooklyn Park Parks & Recreation
With “Park” in our city name, the City of Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department takes seriously its commitment to afford its residents and visitors over 1,900 acres of parkland, 67 local park areas and hundreds of recreational program opportunities.
Facilities: Historical Farm, Community Activity Center, Ice Arena, 78 neighborhood park facilities, Athletic Complex, two golf courses, Senior Center and Community Resource Center.
Community Activity Center: The Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center (CAC) is located at 5600 85th Avenue North. The facility provides a focal point and a gathering place for residents to participate in recreational and leisure time pursuits. Many of the city's special events are held here. The CAC also exemplifies a tradition of excellence in the Recreation and Parks Department's ability to serve the needs of the community.
Festival/Arts: Children's Arts Festival, Arts in the Park, Apples Fest, Norwegian Farm Christmas, Fall on the Farm, Thanksgiving Preparation at the Farm, Spooktacular, Tater Daze, Concerts in the Park, Penny Carnival.