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Earth Day Cleanup - April 25

Cleanup was initiated in 1995 to draw attention to the water quality improvement needs of Minneapolis' lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality.

Help Improve Minneapolis Parks

The goal of Earth Day Cleanup is to provide a volunteer experience and environmental education to Minneapolis residents and park users. This annual event involves cleaning Minneapolis parks, neighborhoods, watersheds and water bodies including the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Powderhorn Lake, Diamond Lake, Shingle Creek, Minnehaha Creek, Bassett's Creek and the Mississippi River. Since the inception of the Earth Day cleanup we have removed more than 140,000 pounds of garbage from Minneapolis parks.

Learn About Our Environment and Community

In addition to cleanup efforts, environmental education is a key part of our Earth Day efforts. Onsite programs offer volunteers the opportunity to learn about various issues affecting our environment and community today. The programs are designed for individuals of all ages. 

Host: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Complete list of locations and event details:

Cleanup Sites

Beltrami Park
1111 Summer St. NE

Bluff Street
20 20th Ave. S

Bryant Square Park
3101 Bryant Ave. S

Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake Pkwy and
25th St. W

Columbia Park
Columbia Pkwy and
35th Ave. NE
(Playground parking lot)

Creekview Park
5001 Humboldt Ave. N

Dairy Queen
4719 Lyndale Ave. N

East River Parkway
E River Pkwy and
Franklin Ave.

Farview Park
621 29th Ave. N

Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
100 6th Ave. SE

Heritage Park
10th Ave. N and
Van White Memorial Pkwy

Kenny Park
1328 58th St. W

Kenwood Park
2101 Franklin Ave. W

Lake Calhoun - East
Corner of W Lake St. 
and E Calhoun Pkwy

Lake Calhoun - West
W. 32nd St. and 
Calhoun Pkwy

Lake Harriet
4135 Lake Harriet Pkwy
(Bandshell parking lot)

Lake of the Isles
W 27th St. and 
E Lake of the Isles Pkwy

Loring Park
1382 Willow St.

Lynnhurst Park
1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy

Martin Luther King Jr. Park
4055 Nicollet Ave. S

McRae Park
906 47th St. E

Nokomis Park
2401 Minnehaha Pkwy E

Pearl Park
414 Diamond Lake Rd. E

Phelps Park
701 39th St. E

Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Ave. S

Riverside Park
2700 8th St. S

Sibley Park
1900 40th St. E

Steven's Square Park
1801 Stevens Ave.

Theodore Wirth Park
3200 Glenwood Ave.
(Wirth Beach parking lot)

Waite Park
1810 34th Ave. NE

Water Works
420 1st Street South

West River Parkway
W River Pkwy and 17th Ave.

W River Pkwy and 24th St.

W River Pkwy and 36th St.

W River Pkwy and 44th St.

425 West 26th Street