About This Place
Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. It is the location of Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River. The population was 3,709 at the 2010 census.
U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34 are two of the main arterial routes through the city. Highway 34 was expanded in 2008 into a five-lane route through the city. Downtown Main Avenue has street "center parking". Highway 71 and Main Street were redone during the summer of 2009.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.64%) is water. The Fish Hook River flows through the city.