Food Trucks in Minneapolis Parks
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board allows licensed food truck operators to apply for a one-day permit to operate in designated areas within the park system.
The locations listed below are the only locations within the Minneapolis Park System where food trucks are allowed. Up to two permitted food trucks may operate at each location per day.
The cost of a permit is $35 per day Monday-Friday, and $100 per day Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Food Truck Locations
- Crown Roller Parking Lot located near the entrance to the Stone Arch Bridge off of West River Parkway
- Bryn Mawr Parking Lot
- Wabun Main Parking Lot (near wading pool)
- North Mississippi Main Parking Lot
- Webber Main Parking Lot
- Northeast Parking Lots
- Theodore Wirth Beach Main Parking Lot
- Bossen Field Parking Lots
Apply for a Mobile Food Vendor Permit
- Click to apply for a Mobile Food Vendor Permit
- Click the "Quick Reserve" button
- Login to your Account. If you do not have an account, click the "Create New Account" button.
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Food Truck Permit Information
For those planning to operate a food truck within the Minneapolis Park System, please carefully review the Food Truck Vendor Frequently Asked Questions and keep the following rules in mind:
- A permit is required to park a food truck anywhere within the Minneapolis Parks System.
- Only licensed and inspected Minneapolis Food Truck operators are allowed to set up in the park. If you are not a licensed Minneapolis Food Truck operator you must first obtain the necessary Mobile Food Vendor Vehicle License from the City of Minneapolis before a permit will be granted.
- No refunds will be given for any reason once the permit has been issued.
- A permit is only valid for one calendar day, and is valid only for the date for which it is issued.
- Operators are responsible for clean-up and trash removal generated from their operation in the immediate area.
- Food trucks must park in a parking lot and must not impede normal traffic flow.
- Food trucks may not park on the grass or pathways.
- Parking fees are not included in the cost of a food truck permit. In parking lots that charge for parking, each food truck operator must pay for the number of stalls and for the time the truck occupies the parking spaces.
- Permits will be limited by area.
- Permits are valid only during park hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Food truck operators will be assessed for all damages or extra trash clean up within the park generated by their operation.
- Food trucks found operating without a permit or in areas not designated in the list above will be subject to a citation.
Please call 612-230-6400 for additional Food Truck permitting information.
Looking for Your Favorite Food Truck?
Food truck permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the food trucks in the parks may vary each day. Find your favorite food truck's location by visiting their website, Twitter, or Facebook page. Check out our FAQs for more information.