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Champlin

City of Champlin

Champlin is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 23,089 at the 2010 census. Champlin is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. U.S. Highway 169 and Hennepin County Road 12 (CR 12) are two of the main routes in Champlin.

History
The Champlin area was first settled when Father Louis Hennepin, a Franciscan priest from whom Hennepin County gets its name, Michael Accult, and Peter Dulay were captured by Lakota Indians. An Indian trading post was later established in the area. Charles Miles created the first permanent settlement in what came to be named Marshall Township. In 1859, it was split into two towns, Champlin and Dayton.

Champlin’s name came from U.S. Navy Commodore Stephen Champlin. He was active in the war against England and Canada in 1812, and in the establishment of the Canadian–United States boundary. He died in 1870 in Buffalo, New York.

On August 30, 1853, Stephen Champlin’s daughter, Eliza Ellen Champlin, married John B. Cook, a partner of Minnesota’s Alexander Ramsey. Although Cook was never a resident of Champlin, he was involved in real estate transactions there, and in its incorporation. In 1947, part of the former Champlin Township was incorporated to form the village of Champlin, and on January 2, 1971, as the result of a petitioned order from the Minnesota Municipal Commission, Champlin Township and the village of Champlin consolidated to form the city of Champlin.

Festival
Each year, generally on the second weekend in June, Champlin holds the Father Hennepin Festival. The celebration began in 1976 to recognize Champlin’s history.

Recreation
The Champlin Mill Pond is within city limits on the northeast corner of 169 and Hayden Lake Road. It is stocked with several species of panfish by the Minnesota DNR, and has a fishing pier, pavilion and park with picnic tables and grills.

Community Rentals
Parks and Recreation Community Rental
Champlin Parks and Recreation offers a variety of different rental opportunities. Whether it be for a meeting, birthday party, or wedding, we have several different choices for your particular occasion.

City Parks & Trails
Champlin currently has approximately 300 acres of City-owned parkland at 32 locations. It is also important to note there are currently approximately 800 acres of the Elm Creek Park Reserve located within the City of Champlin boundaries. This area is owned and maintained by Hennepin Parks.

References:

“Champlin, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champlin,_Minnesota

“Champlin Parks & Recreation” │ https://www.ci.champlin.mn.us/223/Parks-Recreation

“Champlin City Parks & Trails” │ https://www.ci.champlin.mn.us/255/City-Parks-Trails

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