Painter Recreation Center
620 W 34th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Current Phase: Pre-Design
November 2016 – January 2017
September – October 2017
November 2017 – January 2018
June – August 2018
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Painter Park Recreation Center was identified in the 2017 Budget as a Neighborhood Park Replace & Invest Project for building improvements.
MPRB officially named the park Jonathan E. Painter Park on February 2, 1977. The park was referred to before that as Lyndale Park, or the old Lyndale School site. Jonathan Painter was the first industrial arts teacher in the Minneapolis school system and created the industrial arts curriculum in city schools.
The old Lyndale School site was acquired in 1976. MPRB paid for the land with money it had received from the state department of transportation for park land taken for freeways in the 1960s and 1970s. The site was redeveloped as a playground immediately after its acquisition, with playing fields, playgrounds, tennis courts and a recreation center built in 1976.
Playground and field improvements were completed in 2001, with final landscaping touches added in 2002. The basketball court was resurfaced in 2015 and in 2016 outdoor pickleball striping was added to the tennis courts.