Akin Riverside Park

The 6.5 acre Akin Riverside Park lies on the east bank of the Rum River just north of the Rum's confluence with the Mississippi River. Akin is a suburban park with the usual city park amenities of playground and picnic areas. The Anoka Historic Rum River Regional Trail runs through the park and a footbridge crosses the Rum River. The park also has two fishing platforms, a boat launch, playground, and picnic tables/shelters and grills.

An interpretive exhibit at a storm water retention pond describes how the pond processes storm water preserving the quality of water flowing into the Rum River and eventually into the Mississippi River.

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Latitude: 45.195534 Longitude: -93.391826 Elevation: 845 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Fishing and picnicking are popular in this park as is walking and biking alongside the Mississippi and Rum Rivers. Some anglers will wade the Rum River below the dam and flyfish for smallmouth bass. Groups wanting park reservations can call the Anoka Parks and Recreation at 763-576-2980.

Seasons Accessible

Hours 6 a.m. through 11 p.m., unless posted otherwise.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must be kept in control and on a leash no greater than 8 feet in length. Feces of any domestic animal must be properly disposed of. 

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