Located near Crosstown Highway 62 at 28th Ave. S, Bossen Field is a neighborhood park with regional appeal. The playground and wading pool are favorite destinations for kids; and the park’s sports complex, featuring multiple baseball and softball diamonds, a basketball court and soccer field, draws athletes from across the city. Youth programs and other activities are offered at nearby Keewaydin Park.
When the park was first considered for purchase it was referred to as Airport Park, due to its proximity to the airport. When the land was acquired in 1947 it was named for Christian A. Bossen, superintendent of parks 1935-1945.
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.