Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Edgewater Park is divided into two sections – the Prairie and the Metro. Plantings, layouts and signage evoke these themes.
Walkways carve the park into these sections and mimic the alignments of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. An overlook provides a wonderful vista to view the Mississippi.
The majority of the renovation work was completed in 2006 and the park was dedicated in April 2007. The new elements include:
• Overlook plaza and circulation paths using a permeable, low-maintenance and handicapped-accessible surfacing.
• Interpretive nodes at major points of interest along the river paths.
• Shoreline and slope restoration using native plantings and other appropriate methods.
• Prairie plantings in the Prairie portion of the site.
• No Mow Turf in the Metro portion of the site.
• Electrical and water service within the site.
• This summer three benches and a picnic table.
As funding becomes available, amenities such as bike racks, shade structures, a drinking fountain, additional lighting and art elements are planned.
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’ renown recreational system.
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