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This tool provides a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:

  • Property and local amenity information
  • Comprehensive list of your elected officials
  • City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood

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Geography

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in northwestern Hennepin County.

Area

  • 17,020 acres or 27 square mile
  • Fourth largest city in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, sixth largest in the state by population

Land boundaries

  • Bounded on the south by Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope
  • Bounded on the north by Champlin
  • Bounded on the west by Maple Grove and Osseo
  • Bounded on the east by the Mississippi River

Population

75,781 (That number is expected to grow to 78,000 within the next five years)

Parks

  • Number of parks: 60
  • Largest park: Brookdale Park
  • Smallest park: Zane and Westwood Parks
  • Total acres of park land: 1,430
  • Number of golf courses: 2
  • Number of soccer fields: 50
  • Number of softball/baseball fields: 28

Government

  • Council form of government since 1966
  • Voters elect the mayor and six council members to four-year terms
  • Two council members are elected from each of the three districts: East, West and Central
  • The mayor is elected at-large.
  • Council elections are held every two years in even-number years
  • The council establishes policy and directs the city manager
  • The city manager is the chief executive officer of the City of Brooklyn Park who oversees a staff of approximately 300 people
  • Brooklyn Park has been operating under a charter since 1969

Fire

  • Number of fire calls per year: 2,384
  • Number of medical calls per year: 5,431
  • Response time: 4:35 minutes

Police

  • Number of police calls per year: 70,349
  • Response time: 5:45 minutes

Schools

  • Elementary schools: 11
  • Junior high schools: 2
  • High schools: 2
  • Private schools (k-12): 6

School districts

  • Osseo Area Schools 279
  • Anoka-Hennepin 11
  • Robbinsdale 281

Schools for higher education

  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Rasmussen College

Roadways

  • Brooklyn Park is located 10 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis via Interstate-94, Highway 10, County Road 81 and Highway 252
  • Highway 610 is a new four lane freeway linking Maple Grove to Blaine that goes through Brooklyn Park. Eventually Highway 610 will hook up with Interstate 94.

Bus routes

Metro Transit provides bus service

Light rail

We currently have no service but plans are in the works for a line to go through the city in 2018.

Utilities

  • Number of street lights: 4,249
  • Number of street signals: 82
  • Number of miles of sewer lines: 225
  • Number of gallons of water treated each year: 3 Billion
  • Number of fire hydrants: 3,489

Electricity and natural gas providers

  • Xcel Energy
  • Center Point Energy

Telecommunication providers

  • CenturyLink
  • Comcast Xfinity

Social media

Website: www.brooklynpark.org

Twitter: @brooklynpark.com

Facebook:

  • City of Brooklyn Park – local government
  • Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks
  • Brooklyn Park Police Department
  • Tater Daze
  • Edinburgh USA

Print media

  • Park Pages – City newsletter published every two months
  • GetUp&Go – Recreation and Parks activities brochure, produced quarterly
  • Brooklyn Park Sun Post – Weekly newspaper not associated with the City, but where official legal notices are advertised

Broadcast media

Cable Channel 16, broadcasts Brooklyn Park City Council meetings and city news

Get more quick facts

Get more quick facts at the U.S. Census Bureau

Data is current as of February 2013

 

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