Boom Island Park

724 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Description: Located on the historic Mississippi riverfront with stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline.

Phone: 612-230-6400
Email: info(at)

Part of the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park. Boom Island Park is adjacent to B.F. Nelson Park, and is connected to Nicollet Island Park by a pedestrian bridge. Canoe and Kayak Racks located on the Mississippi River.

The park gets its name from the island that it once was. The island was named for the booms that were used to separate logs floated down the Mississippi River to sawmills powered by St. Anthony Falls. Each log cut along the tributaries of the Mississippi River was “branded.” Each lumber company put is own stamp on the end of its logs and they were separated using those stamps and directed to the proper saw mill by men working from Boom Island. The sawmills at the falls were eventually replaced by flour mills.

  • Playground & Tot Lot
  • Picnic Area
  • Grill
  • Walking Path
  • Biking Path
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe & Kayak Rack

Getting there

Parking information: Pay Parking Lot. More information at


Information subject to change. Please check with Boom Island Park for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Aug 31, 2016.