Route Details

  • Start: Lake Hiawatha Park
  • End: Brackett Field Park
  • Distance: 4 miles


Brackett Park is a classic Minneapolis park in the Seward neighborhood. It’s right on the greenway, super close to the river, and it is literally right smack in between Birchwood Cafe and Hi-Lo Diner. Just sayin’.

Don’t miss the famous rocket! Once a radical climbing structure to the stars, it’s now a sculpture due to age (and probably “liability”).


Take 42nd St. across Hiawatha to all the way to West River Road. Hang a left and follow the river north to 29th St., just past the Lake Street bridge.

At 29th, hop off onto Dorman Ave, which is like a frontage road to the river, and go left on 28th St. Couple more blocks and you’re there.

Bike racks by the playground.



  • Leave Lake Hiawatha Park on 27th Ave. heading north.
  • Go right on 42nd St. and follow this across Hiawatha Ave. all the way to West River Pkwy (where it will dead-end).
  • Go left onto the West River Pkwy bike trail (heading north). Follow the trail until you get past Lake Street. If you’re unfamiliar, Lake Street is technically 30th St. There’s a big bridge, which you will pass under.
  • Go left at the first curb cut past Lake Street. This is 29th St.
  • Quickly go right onto Dorman Ave (basically a frontage road).
  • Go left on 28th St. Brackett Park will be on your right as you reach 38th Ave.
  • if you missed Dorman that’s OK! Just take 29th St. and go right at 38th Ave. – you’ll hit the park in a block!