Minneapolis Park Legacy Society 2504 W 40th St, Minneapolis, MN55410 The Minneapolis Park Legacy Society is a watchdog organization that keeps an eye on local legislation that will have an…More impact on the city's parks. The organization's all-volunteer staff works for openness and accountability in Park Board meetings and tries to make documents accessible to the public. It is also involved with media outreach and public relations in support of local parks. For more information, call the Minneapolis Park Legacy Society during regular business hours.
Fuller Park 4800 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN55419 Fuller Park is a community area and two-acre park. It is open year round and offers a range of facilities, including a…More wading pool and recreation center. Other amenities include a basketball court, drinking fountain, playground as well as picnic area. It also has a garden and restroom facility. Check the main department website for details on the park or for information on upcoming events.
Painter Park 620 W 34th St, Minneapolis, MN55408 Painter Park was established in the Lyndale neighborhood in 1977, a block away from Kingfield. According to the…More Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's historical account by David C. Smith, it was named for Minneapolis' first Industrial Arts teacher, Jonathan Painter. The park includes fields for softball, tennis, basketball and soccer, as well as playgrounds and a small community center. Painter Park provides a quiet, sunny refuge from the bustle of adjacent Lyndale Avenue.
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.
Martin Luther King Park and Recreation Center 4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN55409 In 1968, the Martin Luther King Recreation Center was added to the park facilities. The land for Martin Luther King Park…More (originally Nicollet Park) was purchased in 1916. Now the center hosts a variety of programs for all ages utilizing the many amenities; a basketball court, craft room, gymnasium, meeting rooms, volleyball court, computer lab and kitchen. Call for information on current activities.
Linden Hills Park 3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN55410 Linden Hills Park, just down the block from the local public library branch, offers something for every season, from…More basketball courts to skating rinks. The recreation center at the park also has after-school programs, along with yoga and fitness classes for adults.
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.
Beard's Plaisance 4525 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN55410 This very small park is situated across the street from Lake Harriet. It has tennis courts at the bottom of the hill,…More next to the paid parking lot. A picnic pavilion and old playground rest at the secluded top of the hill. The park serves as a layover for bikers and runners using the trail next to the lake.
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.