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Moore Lake Park Sign
5872 Central Avenue Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Park open sunrise to 10pm.

Moore Lake Park is located along Central Avenue just north of 694 in Fridley. Family friendly amenities include a playground, walking paths and a fishing pier. In the winter the city maintains a hockey rink at this location. There is off-street parking at this park. Indoor restrooms are included with community building rental.

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8 Fun Things for Families at Moore Lake Park

Moore Lake Park
A good-sized playground

  1. Look for Turtles, Minnows and Frogs. We’ve watched all of them from the little bridge or along the creek.
  2. Play Volleyball. Bring your volleyball. There is a netted volleyball court with a sand floor at this park.
  3. Take a Stroll along the walking paths.
  4. Pack up your fishing gear and have a family fishing day.
  5. Bring a Basketball and play a game together.
  6. Grab a lunch and enjoy a picnic together. We do this often on Sundays, grabbing something along Central Avenue as we go.
  7. Enjoy the large playground together or rest while the kids play.
  8. Gaze longingly at the beach from behind the locked fence and lament its closure.

Moore Lake Park
We like this picnic shelter for impromptu picnics

Fishing with Kids at Moore Lake Park

This lake is identified by the Minnesota DNR as a Fishing in the Neighborhood (FIN) Kids Ponds, which indicates it is a good lake for fishing with kids and beginners. Fish in this lake may include Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch and Bullhead.

Moore Lake Park
Watch water wildlife on the shore of the creek

Moore Lake Beach – Closed

Moore Lake Beach was nice when it was open, but it was closed in 2018. Apparently, a 2016 survey of Fridley residents came to the conclusion that slightly more than half of the residents found it too gross to swim in. The coming updates will be addressing water quality, but I don’t see plans to re-open the beach on the agenda.

I think this was taken the last year that Moore Lake Beach was open. As we live just over the Minneapolis border, we weren’t asked our opinion about this beach.

Birthday Parties at Moore Lake Community Building

As part of the 2023 updates to Moore Lake Park, the City of Fridley built a new, modern community building. This beautiful pavilion offers lake views, an audio-visual system, a kitchenette and capacity of up to 72 people seated or 100 people open house style. Reservations opened in the spring of 2023 with options for half-day or full-day rentals.

Updates to Moore Lake Park

During the fall of 2023, the City of Fridley began updating this park. Planned improvements include:

  • A new playground!. As you can see, the current playground is not too shabby, so we expect to see great things. The updates should meet a broader range of ages and abilities.
  • More space to picnic
  • Watercraft rentals and storage plus lakeside seating and viewing area
  • A new park pavilion that will be rentable for private events, like birthday parties, much-needed restrooms and possibly vending machines.
  • Updated basketball court
  • Flexible open lawn spaces and a possible nature playground!
  • Improved trail connections and internal loops
  • Beautification with updated landscaping and public art
  • Better parking
  • Naturalized spaces that can double as stormwater storage

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024.  Learn more here.

Moore Lake Park
Looking for Turtles

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