Fuller Park and Recreation Center 4800 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN55419 Offering sports fields, walking paths and playgrounds, this park in the Kingfield neighborhood was named in honor of…More 19th century feminist Margaret Fuller, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's historical account of public land by David C. Smith. The park, which is located up the hill from a row of picturesque shops on 48th Street, provides space for everything from community events to relaxing picnics. The recreation center includes a crafts room, as well as meeting space for neigbors.
One block from Southwest High School, Pershing Park attracts a youthful crowd. That's partly due to the fact that the…More east side of the park hosts the schools' track and stadium facilities.
However, the park also hosts tennis, basketball, soccer and softball fields that are open to the public. The recreation center makes available a craft room, meetings rooms and kitchen. It also offers tons of activities for young children.
The park was named for General John "Blackjack" Pershing, who commanded American troops in World War I, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's account of the city's public land by David C. Smith.
The Peace Garden started in 1929 as a rock garden. Falling into disrepair in the 1940s, it was rediscovered under…More overgrown trees 40 years later, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's historical account of public land by David C. Smith. From the 1980s, park employees and volunteers worked to turn the neglected land into the lush Peace Garden, incorporating neighbors' statements about peace, as well as arrangements of rocks that include some found at the atomic blast sites of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Located in Lyndale Park close to the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary and Rose Garden, it's one of the few public parks in the city that asks drivers to pay for parking.