• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

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    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Gold Medal Park

City of Minneapolis
Second Street and 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Near the Guthrie Theater.

 
 
Two people sitting on a bench amidst flowers and trees overlooking a stone arch bridge.

History
Gold Medal Park, which opened in May of 2007, is among Minneapolis' newest parks. The area was a gathering place for Minnesotans in the aftermath of the I-35W bridge collapse that occurred on August 1, 2007.

General Information
This 7.5 acre park in the heart of the St. Anthony Falls area contains a 32' tall mound whose top may be accessed by a spiral sidewalk. At the top there is seating amidst a grove of trees with good views of the Mississippi River, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, Guthrie Theater, and the historic milling district. The memorial for the I-35 bridge collapse was built across Gold Medal Park.

Activities: Walking, good views of the historic milling district and the Mississippi River.

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Contact Information: Call Minneapolis Parks and Recreation at 612-230-6400.

 

 

Related Activities: Biking, Hiking & Walks, History & Culture

 
 

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.