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

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  • 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


84,000 approximately

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  • Number of parks: 60
  • Largest park: Brookdale Park
  • Smallest park: Zane and Westwood Parks
  • Total acres of park land: 1,377
  • Number of golf courses: 2
  • Number of soccer fields: 50
  • Number of softball/baseball fields: 28


  • 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 400 people
  • Brooklyn Park has been operating under a charter since 1969


  • Number of fire calls per year: 2,635
  • Number of medical calls per year: 6,332
  • Response time: 5:00 minutes

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  • Annual Police Calls: 62,532 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
  • Response time: 4:41 minutes

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  • 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 four lane freeway linking Maple Grove to Blaine that goes through Brooklyn Park and connects to Interstate 94.

Bus routes

Metro Transit provides bus service.

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Light rail

We currently have no service but plans are in the works for construction to begin in 2020 of a line to go through the city.

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  • 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

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Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks

Brooklyn Park Police Department

Edinburgh USA Golf Course






Print media

  • Park Pages – City newsletter published every two months
  • Get Up & 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

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Broadcast media

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

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Data is current as of July 2018