Brooklyn Park is known as the fourth-largest city in the Metropolitan Minneapolis area. Brooklyn Park is located on the west side of the Mississippi River, just minutes northwest of Minneapolis. Brooklyn Park is easily accessible (about 10 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis) via I-694, Hwy. 10, County Rd. 81, Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 252. Access has been improved with Hwy. 610, a four-lane freeway linking the city to I-35W in Blaine. Eventually, 610 will connect with I-94 in Maple Grove.