Marcy-Holmes has four public parks
6th St SE between 7th Ave & 8th Ave SE
Elwell Park is a community/artist-designed park with a house theme, featuring a front porch swing, a bed bridge and mosaic sofa in the playground area. It is also known as "Turtle Park" for the large mosaic turtle standing guard. It's a popular spot for young children.
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
Runs along the east bank of the Mississippi River from 6th Ave SE to Nicollet Island.
The upper level has walking trails, interpretive signage and an amphitheater for concerts. The lower level lets you touch the river and see up close our animal neighbors, including deer, otters, herons and eagles. The Stone Arch Bridge enters the neighborhood at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park.
4th St SE and 5th St SE between 2nd Ave & 4th Ave SE
Holmes Park is adjacent to Marcy Open School. A large playground, open meadow and barbecue grills make this an ideal place for families.
8th St SE between 10th Ave SE & 11th Ave SE
Features a playground as well as hills that are popular with sunbathers.
Water Power Park privately owned by Xcel Energy
206 Main St SE.
The park is open to the public. Visitors can experience the power of the mighty Mississippi River as it flows over St. Anthony Falls. This unique setting makes Water Power Park a favorite choice for weddings. The park has walknig trails and interpretive signage.