Minneapolis Park and Recreation
Situated above historic Main Street, Nicollet Island, and the St. Anthony Lock and Dam, Boom Island connects visitors to the majestic beauty of the Mississippi River. The park is highly accessible to persons with disabilities.
The park can serve as a nice starting or ending point on a journey by foot or bike to the nearby Heritage Trail around historic Main Street and St. Anthony Falls or, going north up the river to connect with the Mississippi River Regional Corridor Trail that takes you to Anoka Riverfront Regional Park, Islands of Peace Park and, eventually, East and West Coon Rapids Regional Parks.
Activities: Picnicking, biking, hiking, and boating.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
Contact Information: Call the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at (612) 230-6400.
Did You Know?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.