Islands of Peace County Park is made up of three islands of the Mississippi River and is near Fridley, sandwiched between 694, 252 and East River Road. It is part of the bigger Riverfront Regional Park. Its visitor center houses the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association. The main island can be reached by a walking bridge, while the other two would require a canoe or other boat.
5 Ideas for Family Fun at Islands of Peace County Park
- Take a family bike ride. Paved trails cross over to and circle the main island. Find this park on Fridley's Bike Map.
- Go fishing. The Minnesota DNR especially recommends this park for people with mobility impairments.
- Take a hike along the Mississippi.
- Pack a picnic.
- Birdwatch. According to the National Park Service, birdwatchers should look for nesting herons and a pair of bald eagles. Birding Checklist: What to Pack Bird Watching.
Fishing Islands of Peace County Park
According to the Minnesota DNR, this is a good place to fish for Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Freshwater Drum and Carp. There are paved decks along the water edge.