The 15-acre Manomin County Park, at the confluence of Rice Creek and the Mississippi River, is home to a wide-array of wildlife and abundant outdoor activities.
Since 1967, Anoka County has owned and operated this 18-acre park that historically was part of Manomin County, later dissolved and annexed to Anoka County. (The word "manomin," is a Chippewa name for wild rice.)
Manomin County Park's setting is the confluence of Rice Creek and the Mississippi River formed by the Superior and Grantsburg glaciers approximately 10,000 years ago. (A glacial lake formed most of the Rice Creek watershed and also the Mississippi River from St. Cloud to Minneapolis.) Rice Creek is located to the east of the park and drains into nearby Locke Lake before arriving at the Mississippi River.
A 1995 redevelopment of Manomin Park bettered its amenities, including a gazebo-style picnic pavilion, period lighting, benches, a large restroom facility and paved and limestone trails.
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Last updated: February 28, 2020