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Explore Minneapolis Lakes and Parks Near Walker Place

Sarah Benbow, Executive Director of Communications | Jun 2, 2022

Unlike many senior living communities located in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Walker Place offers a highly walkable and communal environment full of activities and things to do

Let’s take a look at some of the parks and lakes that are just a short distance from Walker Place. 

Live near the Minneapolis chain of lakes

Living near the chain of lakes opens a lot of doors to get outside — especially in the warmer months. And we even offer residents community walks, which include a shuttle to and from the lakes for easy access. 

For our residents who enjoy biking, the chain of lake paths are easy to access and can take you directly around the Grand Rounds — and wherever else in Minneapolis you’d like to go.

Lake Harriet

1.8 miles

Few walks are as refreshing as visiting Lake Harriet on a warm summer day. You can stop by Bread & Pickle at the bandshell for a snack, watch fishers at the fishing pier, and take in the view of canoers and kayakers on the water.

Lake Harriet Bandshell Minneapolis

Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun

1.4 miles

Bde Maka Ska is arguably one of the most popular lakes in Minneapolis — and as a result, it’s always bustling with activity. Enjoy a walk with your dog around this 3.1-mile lake, speed down the bike paths, or spend a windy morning or afternoon watching sailboats. 

Sail boats on Lake Calhoun with Minneapolis skyline

Lake of the Isles

2.2 miles

Lake of the Isles is famous for its unique shape. A walk around the lake will give you a tour of the Lake of the Isles and Kenwood neighborhoods. Take a stroll in the colder months and you’ll see the lake brimming with ice skaters on the lake’s large rink.

Dock at Lake of the Isles Minneapolis

Cedar Lake

3.5 miles

While hidden, Cedar Lake is anything but forgotten. A walk around Cedar Lake offers a connection with nature in this heavily-forested area. Watch canoe races in the summer, or enjoy a bike ride on the bike paths that connect the lake to the Mississippi River near downtown.

Enjoy the urban outdoors at these Minneapolis parks

Minneapolis boasts some of the oldest parks in America. And with an active urban landscape just outside your door, there’s always something new to see or do as you spend time outside.

Lyndale Farmstead

0.5 miles

With easy family attractions, including playgrounds and picnic sites in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter, this park is practically in our backyard and provides a great location for a slow stroll or to bring your family during visits.

Lyndale Park (Peace and Rose Gardens)

0.7 miles

The Lyndale Park Rose Garden has been the second oldest public rose garden in the United States. Today, you’ll find more than 3,000 plants in 100 different varieties. The nearby Peace Garden was created as a micro-climate for alpine plants. The gardens also have volunteer opportunities through the Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis.

Man in jacket sits on rock in Lyndale Rose Garden Minneapolis

Lakewood Cemetery

0.7 miles

Lakewood Cemetery is known for its rich history, art, and architecture. Public tours are available, and the gates are open 365 days a year for visiting.

Retirement doesn’t always mean slowing down

Walker Place is uniquely located in the hustle and bustle of city living, while still tucked away in a nook of Minneapolis that’s surrounded by lakes, parks, beaches, and trails. We like to get out and about, and our residents are encouraged to take advantage of our shuttles to the lakes for weekly group walks

Between our unique location and amenities, combined with exceptional care services, we’re proud to offer high-end senior living to our residents.

Come see Walker Place and the surrounding area for yourself! Schedule a tour today!

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