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Moore Lake Park Sign
5872 Central Avenue Northeast, Northeast Minneapolis, Fridley, MN 55432
763-572-3570
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.
Details:

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. There are no restrooms.

Moore Lake Park
Looking for Turtles


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. Download the FiN Fishing Guide for more information. Fish in this lake may include Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch and Bullhead.

We list our favorite fishing holes: Fishing the Twin Cities: 10 Best Fishing Holes in the Twin Cities.

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.

Coming Updates to Moore Lake Park

During the fall of 2023, the City of Fridley will be 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

The current plan is the start work in August and be complete by November of 2023.  Learn more here.

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