Gold Medal Park

 
Overview of Gold Medal Park with the city of Minneapolis in the background.

Introduction

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 from Gold Medal Park.

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. Today, the Gold Medal Park Conservancy maintains the park and similar urban areas near the central Mississippi riverfront.

Activities

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

Biking, Hiking & Walks, History & Culture

Hours, Directions, and Contact Information

  • 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted
  • Second Street and Eleventh Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • GPS: 44.977664, -93.253337

Last updated: November 8, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone:

(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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