In 1883, the city purchased 35 acres of land and turned it into the first city-owned park, a gorgeous commons known as ... More
In 1883, the city purchased 35 acres of land and turned it into the first city-owned park, a gorgeous commons known as Central Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of New York City's Central Park. In 1890, the park's name was changed to honor Charles Loring, the first president of the Minneapolis Park Board and the initial force behind preserving much of the land that eventually evolved into one of the nation's most magnificent city park systems. An active and much-used inner city recreation area, Loring Park has a basketball court, paved walking and bike paths, numerous tennis courts, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard courts. In winter, the lake is packed with skaters. On the west side Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge connects the park to the Walker Art Center. Loring Greenway, a well-traveled pedestrian thoroughfare, connects the park to downtown's Nicollet Mall. At the end of the Greenway is the Berger Fountain, shaped like a giant dandelion. Free concerts are held in the summer and picnic tables are scattered throughout the park. The recreation building houses restrooms, an information center and ping-pong tables.
This is a very pretty park set on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Be sure to enjoy the fountain. In the wintertime we enjoy ice skating on the pond. There's also many one of a kind restaurants along the perimeter of the park. We also like to take in occasional concert in the park.
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum's mostly 20th century collection contain the world's largest assemblage of works by Marsden Hartley and
Alfred Maurer as well as paintings and prints by Georgia O'Keefe, Arthur Dove and Robert Motherwell. However, many critics ...
This is one of the spectacular urban delights of South Minneapolis. Winding its way from the south shore of Lake
Harriet, Minnehaha Creek cuts a 5 mile path along 50th Street on its way to the Mississippi River. Picturesque ...
Kids and adults alike love the touch and see room at this cozy museum located on the University of Minnesota
campus. Snake skins, animal pelts and bones, rocks and fossils can be felt, picked up and examined. In addition, ...
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