Park Rapids

Welcome to Park Rapids, MN. Nestled in the heart of Minnesota's lake country, Park Rapids is a small yet vibrant city that serves as a gateway to Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. Known for its charming downtown with the iconic Main Street lined with unique shops and restaurants, this community thrives amidst a landscape of shimmering lakes, dense forests, and scenic beauty. Park Rapids offers a perfect blend of small-town hospitality and unspoiled nature, making it a coveted destination for tourists and a haven for its residents.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $402K
Lowest Price $868
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 72
Avg. Days On Market 201
Avg. Price/SQFT $283

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14588 230th Street, Park Rapids

$5,000,000

14588 230th Street, Park Rapids

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,989 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6479512

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20017 Grouse Road, Park Rapids

$1,499,950

20017 Grouse Road, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 5,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6480009

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20035 Grouse Road, Park Rapids

$1,499,950

20035 Grouse Road, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 6471530

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20250 Jewel Drive, Park Rapids

$1,100,000

20250 Jewel Drive, Park Rapids

5 Beds 1 Bath 1,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6433624

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27303 Island Trail, Park Rapids

$899,900

27303 Island Trail, Park Rapids

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,184 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6477376

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208 Main Avenue S, Park Rapids

$899,900

208 Main Avenue S, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 6489405

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17742 Bayview Drive, Park Rapids

$875,000

17742 Bayview Drive, Park Rapids

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6137283

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12187 Island Lake Drive, Park Rapids

$859,900

12187 Island Lake Drive, Park Rapids

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,244 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6444592

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220 Crocus Hill Street E, Park Rapids

$699,900

220 Crocus Hill Street E, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 6408547

Wolff & Simon Real EstateRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo

2012 Park Avenue S, Park Rapids

$640,000

2012 Park Avenue S, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # 6465213

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37105 Brietbach Road, Park Rapids

$579,000

37105 Brietbach Road, Park Rapids

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,592 SqFt Residential MLS® # 6480683

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Tbd County Road 40, Park Rapids

$494,500

Tbd County Road 40, Park Rapids

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 6444088

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Area Information

Park Rapids, Minnesota, proudly stands as the gateway to Itasca State Park, Minnesota's oldest state park, which offers visitors and locals the extraordinary experience of standing at the headwaters of the iconic Mississippi River. Park Rapids serves as the perfect starting point for visitors eager to explore the park’s over 32,000 acres of towering pines, crystal-clear lakes, and diverse wildlife. From Park Rapids, it's a straihtforward journey to the park, allowing easy access to a day of hiking, fishing, and exploring.

While it maintains a small-town charm, Park Rapids has a diversified economy that benefits from tourism, retail, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and various professional services. The city is home to about 4,000 residents and is bordered by Nevis and Akeley to the east, Menagha to the south, and Osage to the west. It is accessible via State Highways 34 and 71. 

The city is served by the Park Rapids Area Schools District, which includes a high school, middle school, and elementary school, providing comprehensive education to students in the area.

Community Attractions in Park Rapids, Minnesota

In Park Rapids, Minnesota, residents enjoy a variety of community attractions including the Heartland State Trail, a multi-use trail perfect for biking, hiking, and snowmobiling, stretching for 49 miles and offering stunning natural vistas along its paved path. The trail, aside from its recreational use, also hosts community events, including races and group rides, promoting both health and social interaction. Downtown Park Rapids boasts a great main street featuring an array of shops, restaurants, thrift stores, coffee shops, and a retro movie theater. The downtown area is especially busy during the summer months when thousands of tourists come to visit. 

Park Rapids is also perfect for those looking to live the 'MN Lake Life' with many lakes nearby, including Fish Hook, Potato, and Long Lake, amongst many others. 

Bars and Restaurants 

The Good Life Cafe - A favorite among locals, The Good Life Cafe provides a cozy atmosphere with a menu that includes sandwiches, soups, salads, and a selection of coffee and desserts.

Necce's Italiano Ristorante - This upscale dining option offers classic Italian fare, wine, and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Rocky's Pizza HouseRocky's serves up a variety of pizzas, pasta dishes, and starters in a casual setting.

The Royal Bar - Known for its relaxed, friendly environment, The Royal Bar offers patrons drinks, pub food, and the chance to catch live local music or participate in karaoke nights.

Lobo's Bar and Grill - Lobo's is famed for its hearty American cuisine, serving burgers, steaks, and a range of beers in a laid-back atmosphere.

Y Steak House - Established in 1946, the Y Steak House is a Park Rapids staple offering steak, seafood, and house specialties in a rustic setting, making it a perfect spot for special occasions.

Revel Brewing - This unique spot appeals to both coffee lovers and cycling enthusiasts, offering coffee, craft beer, and a cycling-themed ambiance.

MinneSoda Fountain - A nostalgic trip back in time, this old-fashioned soda fountain serves ice cream, classic soda fountain drinks, and simple diner-style meals. Open seasonally!

Local Events

Legends and Logging DaysUsually held in August, this event pays tribute to the region's rich logging history with activities like log rolling, chainsaw carving, and live music, combined with local food and crafts.

Fourth of July Parade and FireworksThe Independence Day celebration in Park Rapids is a vibrant event, featuring a parade, live entertainment, food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks display over Fish Hook River.

Art Leap - Taking place in the fall, Art Leap is an "open studio event" featuring local artists. Visitors can take a mapped tour of artists' studios and other cultural destinations, enjoying live performances and visual art displays.

Winter Wonderland - This festive event ushers in the holiday season with activities like the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a visit from Santa Claus, creating a magical experience for families.

Park Rapids American Legion Community Band ConcertsThroughout the summer, the community band performs free concerts in the Heartland Park bandshell, bringing live music to residents and visitors.

Run to the Rapids Car Show - Usually held in the summer, this event features a wide variety of classic and modern cars, attracting car enthusiasts from all over the region for a day of family fun.

Trails and Parks 

Heartland State TrailOne of the first rail-to-trail projects in the country, this 49-mile multi-use trail is paved over an old railroad line and is perfect for biking, walking, running, and snowmobiling in the winter. It connects Park Rapids to Cass Lake and passes through Dorset, Nevis, Akeley, and Walker.

Itasca State ParkJust a short drive from Park Rapids, Itasca State Park is a major attraction, home to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Visitors can enjoy more than 32,000 acres featuring over 100 lakes, and more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, and in winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Heartland Park - Located next to the Fish Hook River. The Park offers picnic shelters, playground equipment, a horseshoe court, a tennis/pickleball court, basketball courts, softball/baseball field, a public lake access, fishing pier, public swimming beach and restrooms. It also is at the start of the Heartland Trail. 

Deane Park - Located on the Fish Hook River, Deane Park offers picnic areas, a playground, fishing spots, and boating access to Fish Hook Lake.

Red Bridge Park - Situated on the Fish Hook River, this park is known for its scenic red bridge. It's a great spot for picnicking, fishing, and accessing the Heartland Trail.

Depot Park - Located in downtown Park Rapids, this park is a community gathering spot and hosts many events throughout the year. It's adjacent to the Heartland Trail, making it a convenient stop for trail users.

Paul Bunyan State Forest - North of Park Rapids, this state forest offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV trails amidst Minnesota's beautiful wilderness.


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