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Cavell Park
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3435 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612 370-3942
Fax: 612 230-6500
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Cavell Park is located in the Waite Park neighborhood, just a few blocks north of St. Anthony Parkway and Deming Heights Park. Built into a hillside near one of the highest points in the city, the park was once home to the Edith Cavell Elementary School.

The site was targeted for joint development by the school board and park board in 1948, but the two boards instead chose to build a new school and park at nearby Waite Park the following year. The Cavell site was later reconsidered for a park at the request of the Northeast Lions Club. Acquired in 1968, the site was developed into a park in 1977. Sports courts and walking paths were added in 1999.

Edith Cavell was an English nurse working in Belgium at the outbreak of World War I. When the German army occupied Belgium, she helped Allied soldiers escape to the Netherlands. She was executed by the German military in 1915 for her efforts, and became a propaganda symbol generating support for the war against Germany in England, the United States and other Allied countries.

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.

Amenities
  • Baseball Field
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  • Basketball Court
  • Drinking Fountain
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  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
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  • Softball Field
  • Tennis Court
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  • Tot Lot/Playground
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