Coon Rapids is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 61,607.
Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It is the 5th largest Twin Cities suburb and 9th largest city in Minnesota. The name "Coon Rapids" was from "Coon Creek Rapids" a turbulent part of the Mississippi River nearby the mouth of Coon Creek. These rapids were removed as a consequence of the construction of the Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The Dam operated until 1966 when it was closed and later opened to the public as the Coon Rapids Regional Park in 1978.
Web Sites and Links
Coon Rapids Cardinals AthleticsThis site currently covers up-to-date information (and soon pictures) of Coon Rapids High School baseball, basketball, cross country, football, hockey, track and field, and wrestling.
Coon Rapids Soccer AssociationSoccer for kids age 4 through 8th grade. Registration form, newsletter, photos, directions to the soccer complex. Frames-dependent site; also requires Adobe Acrobat reader.
Coon Rapids, MinnesotaOfficial website for Coon Rapids City Government. Links to city departments, activities, and local information.
Holiday Inn ExpressHotel with rooms and suites. Lists of amenities and services, distances to nearby attractions, contact information, online reservations.