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Lake Hiawatha Park
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2701 E. 44th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612 370-4930
Fax: 612 729-2253


Lake Hiawatha Park features mature trees, wide open spaces and a beautiful lake. The park covers an immense 241 acres with the lake accounting for 52 of those acres. The park was altered and improved over the years from a swamp to the stunning recreation area it is today.

The park’s many features include Lake Hiawatha Recreation Center, an eight-acre accessible playground, tennis courts, beach and athletic fields. An 18-hole regulation golf course and golf learning center are located on the west side of the lake.

The “Listening Vessel” sculpture by Minneapolis artist Craig Davis was dedicated in 2009. Located on the north side of the recreation center, it’s a granite sculpture depicting a parabola, an interactive listening device in the shape of a concave semi-sphere. The sounds from the lake, such as wind, waves, waterfowl and other sounds of the city are amplified to the listener’s ear. The work encourages viewers to explore the natural environment of Lake Hiawatha, as well as their own inner musings and imagination. The sculpture measures 74” x 120” x 24”.

The sculpture is a joint project of the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places, Minneapolis Arts Commission, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.

Related facilities:
Lake Hiawatha Recreation Center
Lake Hiawatha Beach
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Hockey Rink
  • Ice Rink
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Sculpture
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis Court
  • Tot Lot/Playground
  • Wading Pool
  • Walking Path
    What our amenities offer you:
    Basketball Court: 1 full court

    Cross Country Skiing: Hiawatha Golf Course features a gentle 4.1km cross country trail with a great view of the Minneapolis skyline. Equipment rental, warming area and concessions are available in the Hiawatha Golf Club. For more information call 612-724-7715.

    Hockey Rink: In the winter months a full-size hockey rink is set up in the park. The ice time can be reserved. For information call 612-370-4930

    Ice Rink: Each winter Lake Hiawatha has an ice rink where you can learn to skate or perfect your skills. Join us! For reservations and information call 612-370-4930.

    Picnic Area: Various picnic tables are located throughout the park. There are also BBQ pits conveniently located. If you would like to reserve a picnic location or want more information call at 612-370-4930.

    Soccer Field: Register for a program or reserve the field. Call for information at 612-370-4930.

    Softball Field: 4 softball fields available for reservations. For information call 612-370-4930.

    Tennis Court: 3 tennis courts

    Tot Lot/Playground: The playground features a variety of equipment, including a five-foot modified climbing wall for kids.

    Walking Path: Escape from the noise of the streets and enjoy a walk around the lake.

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