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.