Things to Do in Fridley, MN

The Twin Cities Gateway area is a great travel destination with various exciting attractions.

Fridley, MN is a great destination for outdoor activities. The 127 acre Springbrook Nature preserve and interpretive center, along with City Moore Lake provide nature programs, camps and events throughout the year. Also, the extensive bikeway and walkway systems make it easy to enjoy the beauty of nature in Fridley, Minnesota.

Browse things to do in Fridley below. You can sort by category and view more details at the attractions’ websites. Click on the images for an expanded view of the things to do in Fridley. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the Twin Cities Gateway communities and lodging options available. We hope you have fun in our community and enjoy our Fridley attractions.



Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Category: Entertainment | Destination: Fridley

6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN 55432
P: 763-574-1850

The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts building is available for rental. Our unique space and historic facility can be used for your meetings, classes, workshops, retreats, readings, or small receptions. With many rooms, the space is perfect for small groups. Our largest space accommodates 45 people. Rental is affordable, starting at just $50 per day. Please note that we do not have a kitchen, so catering options may be limited.

Commons Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley

555 61st Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432
P: 763-572-3570

This enclosed picnic shelter in beautiful Commons Park offers an indoor restroom, electricity, heat and running water. Inside capacity is approximately 30. Grill and waste receptacles are available. Commons Park offers a variety of year-round recreation and leisure opportunities, and boasts the city's largest playground. The enclosed picnic shelter also has an attached open-air shelter.

Commons Park
Commons Park
Commons Park

Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley

840 - 71st Avenue NE
Fridley, MN
P: 763-757-3920

Located in the City of Fridley, Locke County Park can be accessed from the University Avenue service road (which runs in front of Columbia Arena) just south of 73rd Avenue. The park's entrance road runs along the north side of Columbia Arena. Rice Creek West Regional Trail runs through Locke County Park.

The park offers users many facilities and attractions within easy walking distance. Picnic pavilion #1 and restrooms are very close to the play equipment and paved hiking/biking trail. The trail traverses down into the scenic Rice Creek valley.

Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Manomin County Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley

6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN

The 15-acre Manomin County Park, at the confluence of Rice Creek and the Mississippi River, is home to a wide-array of wildlife including many birds, gray heron, and more.

This beautiful location provides a scenic setting for the historic Banfill Tavern building which houses the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. The park features a period-style picnic gazebo, benches, tables, lighting and observation deck. It is a popular site for family gatherings, graduation parties, and weddings during the summer. Shoreline fishing is available along Rice Creek and the Mississippi River.

Manomin County Park
Manomin County Park
Manomin County Park

Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Fridley

Many portions of the trail travel immediately along Rice Creek, within the steep valleys of the floodplain. Since the trail corridor is only minutes from downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul, adjacent lands are developed residential and commercial. Some of the most interesting terrain and natural communities are located between Highway 47 and Central Avenue. Because the trail connects with the Mississippi River, many birds travel the creek on their seasonal migrations. During the spring and fall trail users may see eagles, herons, egrets, as well as loons, cormorants and pelicans.

What’s At Rice Creek Many improvements have been made along the corridor recently. In 2000, safety along the trail was improved when an underpass along the trail at T.H. 65 was installed. Several portions of the trail were repaved during this time, as well. In 2000/2001 the picnic area at Locke County Park was completely redeveloped and new sections of trail were laid in 2006.

Trails A ribbon of paved trail travels through this linear park, stretching from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (Manomin County Park) to the Ramsey County border. From there, the trail continues to Long Lake Regional Park. The four mile trail corridor in Anoka County travels through upland forest and lowland natural areas. There are a few steep slopes along the corridor, which require safe and alert trail use.

Trail Connections The Rice Creek West Regional Trail connects to the Mississippi River Regional Trail near East River Road. The Mississippi River Trail Corridor links with Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (north five miles) and Riverfront Regional Park (south four miles). To the south, the trail continues to the Minneapolis Parkway System.

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Length: 4.9 miles • Rating: 4.5/5 • Surface: Asphalt, crushed limestone alternate trai
Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Riverfront Regional Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley

5100 East River Road
Fridley, MN 55432
P: 763-767-3920

Riverfront contains 139-acres and is one of the many open greenspaces along the Mississippi River. Paved trails now connect with the Minneapolis Park System trails to the south and reach as far north as Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. During certain times of the year, various bird species can be seen on their migratory journey along the Mississippi River. The Riedel Farm Estate is a popular choice for weddings, family reunions, and company retreats.

Also featured in this park are pavilions, scenic overlooks, boat launch to the Mississippi, and playground.

Riverfront Regional Park
Riverfront Regional Park
Riverfront Regional Park
Riverfront Regional Park

Springbrook Nature Center

Category: Nature | Destination: Fridley

100 85th Ave NW
Fridley, MN 55432
P: 763-572-3588

Springbrook Nature Center is a uniquely diverse natural area of native habitats and wildlife. It has 127 acres of native prairies, oak and aspen forests, oak savannah, and extensive wetlands. Springbrook is a popular City of Fridley park, and is a destination for people from the greater Minneapolis St. Paul regional metropolitan area. Its three miles of hiking trails, floating boardwalks, and interpretive center live animal exhibits are an attraction for families, children and friends.

Springbrook Nature Center is a jewel to be cherished and protected. Let the City of Fridley’s Springbrook Nature Center be your choice for a family adventure, or a quiet interlude, to learn about and enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature.

Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
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