About Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids…Community strength…for generations
Coon Rapids, Minnesota is a progressive community located just 15 miles north of Minneapolis! Our city offers a variety of opportunities for recreation and shopping, as well as great housing options and wonderful opportunities for business! 61,476 citizens call Coon Rapids home! With 24 hour police and fire departments, unique housing programs, active volunteer community and a variety of educational opportunities, our city offers something for everyone!

Coon Rapids offers a variety of community events including concerts, Movie the Park events, Safety Camps and a variety of other activities.

Coon Rapids is home to:
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Over 1000 small and large businesses
  • Riverdale Regional Shopping area
  • Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
  • Bunker Hills Regional Park
  • Bunker Hills Golf Club
and many more outstanding amenities!


The Anoka-Hennepin School District serves students in Coon Rapids, as well as there are private and charter schools. Coon Rapids High School offers a bio-medical program to help students prepare for careers in the bio-medical field.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College provides many 2 and 4 year degree programs.

Minnesota has the nation’s 2nd highest graduation rate, and nearly 2/3 of the graduates are going on to college. Schools are focusing their efforts on preparing students with high-tech computer skills and knowledge to work in a global economy.

Leisure Time
Coon Rapids offers 48 parks, more than 40 miles of trails, the award winning Bunker Hills Golf Club and 2 regional parks. From biking and hiking to fishing and other sports opportunities, you won’t be bored in Coon Rapids. Through partnerships with sports associations and Community Education, youth sports and other classes are available year-round. Adult activities for softball, golf and other leisure activities are also offered. The Coon Rapids Senior Center also offers a variety of activities for seniors 55+ from day trips to classes, activities and senior dining..

*Some information written above courtesy of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce Community Resource Guide.