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Columbia Park is a quiet and stable residential neighborhood, somewhat hidden away from the rest of the city by the parks, river, and railroads. It has quick and convenient access to Minneapolis’ downtown by main roads and public transportation. Several small businesses and industries are located in the neighborhood and separated from homes by the parks and railways. The neighborhood is home to a substantial amount of City of Minneapolis park land, including the 18-hole Columbia Golf Course, which was founded in 1919 as well as the following amenities: archery, bicycle and walking paths, cross country skiing trails, sledding, driving range, rugby field, picnic area, playground, dog run, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and wading pool.

Boundaries and Zip Code

North: 37th Avenue at the Anoka County border
South: To the south and west Columbia Park is separated from the Holland neighborhood by 27th Avenue and from Marshall Terrace by St. Anthony Boulevard, University Avenue NE, and 4th Street NE.
East: Central Avenue (Hwy 65)
West: Mississippi River

Zip code: 55418

Neighborhood Voices

I never realized how great our neighborhood was until my daughter turned one. Now we have a small park with a wonderful wading pool just a few blocks away in our quiet, cozy little 5 block neighborhood. Although we have little through traffic we do have a direct bus route downtown, and walking and biking trails to take us either down along the river or up through St. Anthony Parkway. It's the best of city life while still having quiet and a yard to play and garden in.
- Robin


Columbia Park’s name goes back to the year 1894, which was the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America. At one time the neighborhood had a large and shallow lake, named Lake Sandy, but all that remains today are some scattered wetlands within the golf course.

Housing Styles and Types

Most of the housing is owner-occupied, single-family units, where the local pride in ownership is evident. There are a variety of housing styles in the neighborhood and along Columbia Parkway most are stucco and brick Tudors and two-story colonials—reminiscent of the homes along Minnehaha Parkway.


Charter Schools:

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Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For more information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) is an active advocate for the area’s residents and businesses and works closely with the City of Minneapolis to maintain and improve the quality of life within its boundaries.


The CPNA publishes a quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to local households and businesses. The publication is also available on-line at: http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/minneapolis/colpark/news.html


Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers. Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.


Visit the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association for up-to-date contact information.

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“In the summer, you can see the stars and hear crickets at night! We spend lots of time outside, exploring the bluffs with our 2 young children and dog. There is a wonderful cross-section of young and old; families and singles and the area is racially vibrant.  We LOVE our neighborhood.”

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