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Hopkins is a community of over 17,000 residents located just 13 minutes west of Minneapolis. Hopkins offers the advantages and conveniences of a large City with the security of a small town. An enormous sense of pride is felt by The residents and the business community for their City. You will see and feel their support and spirit of community.
In 1893, 41 residents submitted a petition to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, asking that a village be formed. Following an election, the community was then incorporated as the village of West Minneapolis.
The original village was comprised of three square miles, and has been enlarged by annexation to its present size of about four square miles. The population at the time of its incorporation was 1,105.
In 1928, the name of the village was changed to Hopkins for Harley H. Hopkins, one of the first homesteaders and the community's first postmaster. The first mayor was Harley Hopkins' son, Chester L. Hopkins.
The Village of Hopkins adopted its City charter on December 2, 1947, effectively becoming the City of Hopkins.
With its convenient location along the main transportation arteries, Hopkins provides great accessibility to the highways system and downtown Minneapolis making this a great place for commerce. Both Supervalu Corporation and Cargill have operations in Hopkins.
Parks and Recreation:
Since 1967, the cities of Hopkins and Minnetonka have planned and provided community recreation programs for residents of both cities through the Joint Recreation Program. The Joint Recreation Program is managed through the Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services offices.
The Joint Recreation Program offers activities throughout the year in Hopkins parks and other facilities provided by Hopkins School District 270. In addition to providing programs for residents ranging in age from six months to senior citizens, the Joint Recreation Program also supervises Shady Oak Beach, outdoor ice rinks, athletic field permits and picnic shelter reservations.
Hopkins’ park system consists of 17 parks and playgrounds, covering about 100 acres. There are three southwest regional trails running through Hopkins. The south corridor runs from Eighth Avenue South and Excelsior Boulevard to Chanhassen–11.5 miles. A 15-mile north corridor runs from Eighth Avenue North to the City of Victoria. Cedar Lake trail runs from Depot trailhead to Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Residents can hike and bike along the trails.