At 27 acres, Folwell Park is one of the largest parks in north Minneapolis. Located between Humboldt Ave. and Knox Ave., Folwell Park offers something for everyone. From strolling the wooded walking paths to enjoying a picnic, the park is a great place to spend the day.
Folwell Park was one of the first parks in the city to offer year-round programs and activities for youth. Folwell Recreation Center amenities include an indoor gymnasium, a computer lab and programs for people of all ages.
Nearby parks include Cleveland Park and Perkins Hill Park. Addtional recreation opportunities are available at Webber Community Center and Creekview Recreation Center.
Folwell Park was named for William Watts Folwell, a park commissioner from 1889-1907, and the first president of the University of Minnesota. Folwell Recreation Center was one of the first constructed during the recreation center building boom of the 1970s.
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.
Folwell Recreation Center