Our Mission:

Create and nurture a park at Cedar Lake with a thriving nature preserve and connecting trails and greenways

Provide opportunities for people to learn to live in community with nature and one another

Continue to foster citizen leadership and private involvement in the development and management of the park and trails

Support similar efforts throughout the metro area and beyond.


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Cedar Lake Park Association: A History

Cedar Lake Park Association: A History tells the story of a citizen-led effort to create a nature conservancy and regional trail out of an abandoned rail yard near Cedar Lake in Minneapolis Minnesota.  This compelling chronicle of the ultimate success—based on inclusive, creative efforts—of the Cedar Lake Park Association will inspire experienced community activists and new ones alike. It is a story about persevering and overcoming obstacles—a story about how a group of ordinary citizens did something extraordinary. After all, they reasoned, who doesn’t love a park?

You may obtain your copy on our publications page.

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Cedar Lake Park... where people and nature meet in harmony

In 1988, neighbors joined together to save from development a large parcel of land on the north and east sides of Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. More history...



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Phone: (612) 377-9522 / Email: info@cedarlakepark.org