Located in the McKinley neighborhood between 34th and 35th Avenues North, Perkins Hill Park is adjacent to I-94 and the Cityview Performing Arts Magnet School. Perkins Hill offers park visitors well-kept green spaces, picnic areas, a basketball court and a totlot playground. For youth programs and other activities, visit nearby Folwell Park, and Farview Park.
When acquired by the Park Board in 1948, Perkins Hill Park was much larger than it is today. In 1969, almost one third of parkland was taken by the state highway department for the construction of I-94. The park is named after the Perkins Hill Addition to Minneapolis, where most of the park is located.
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.