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Boom Island
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724 Sibley St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612 230-6400
Fax: 612 230-6500


Located just across the Plymouth Avenue Bridge from the James I. Rice and West River Parkways, Boom Island is adjacent to the B.F. Nelson Park site, and is connected to Nicollet Island Park via a pedestrian bridge.

The park provides a picturesque site for weddings and picnics with reservable picnic shelters.

Although no longer an island, the park is named after its former function and defining features during the city’s lumber industry days – the booms, long beams extended from derricks on the island, which were used to sort logs as they floated downstream to area saw mills. The buildup of silt and sawdust over time connected the island to the river’s east bank. The park’s signature lighthouse is a nod to the former island’s role in navigating the waters above St. Anthony Falls.

Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.

  • Biking Path
  • Boat Dock
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Pay Parking Lot
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Tot Lot/Playground
  • Walking Path
    What our amenities offer you:
    Boat Dock: Access to Mississippi River, boat launch and small marina

    Pay Parking Lot: Automated parking pay stations and patron parking pass. Click for detailed parking information.

    Picnic Area: 3 reservable covered shelter with electricity, picnic tables and grills. Call 612-230-6400 or online.

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    2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411
    612-230-6400 (Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30) | Contact Us

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