4917 Bryant Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55430

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Phone: 612-230-6400

Park Hours

6 am–midnight

Wading Pool Information

Go to the wading pools page for details on daily hours, dates for the current season, daily status and temporary closures, a full list of locations and more.

Ice Rink Information

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Bohanon Park

Nearby Recreation Center: Creekview Recreation Center

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  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Cricket Field
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Hockey Rink
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground/Tot Lot
  • Restroom Facility
  • Softball Field
  • Sports Facility
  • Tennis Court
  • Wading Pool

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Good to Know

Baseball and Softball Fields have lights. Hockey Rink has lights. Ice rink and warming room information

Park Projects

See what’s currently in the works for this park. Some projects may be under the name of the regional park or service area it lives within. View Current Projects

Your NPP20 money at work:

Maintenance is increasing at all neighborhood parks, thanks to additional annual funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20). This initiative also funds ongoing rehabilitation and major project to restore neighborhood parks and help address racial and economic equity.

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Size: 8.53 acres Neighborhood: Lind-Bohanon Service AreaNorth Commissioner District2

Outdoor Use and Event Space: Learn how to reserve park space for corporate events, community celebrations, and more. Application [PDF]

Name: The park was the site of the city’s workhouse and was called simply the Workhouse Site Playground from the time it was acquired in 1935 until it was officially named John C. Bohanon Park in 1946. Bohanon was an early settler in that region of Minneapolis. Acquisition and Development After the city closed the workhouse that had once occupied the site, the city council transferred the land to the park board in 1935. The donation followed years of discussions of what to do with the site. As early as 1926 the park board was involved in discussions with the City Planning Commission and the Department of Public Welfare over disposition of the site. The donation of land at the time was valued at $10,000. The original eight-plus acres of land were expanded with the addition of approximately ½ acre in 1957 when 50th Street between Bryant and Dupont avenues was vacated to connect the park to Jenny Lind School. In 1936, the park board approved a request to locate in the park the home in which Governor Floyd B. Olson was born—if it could be done at no expense to the board. Apparently it couldn’t be, as the home was not placed there. The park was originally graded and resurfaced as a Works Progress Administration project in 1940. In the late 1940s, Bohannon was one of 15 playgrounds in the city where the summer schedule of afternoon recreation programs was adjusted to provide morning activities because of a large number of younger children in the neighborhood. In 1951, at the request of the Jenny Lind School P. T. A., plans for the improvement of the Bohanon Field-Jenny Lind School Site were approved by the park board, the city planning commission and the school board. The park was finally developed in 1956-1958 and integrated with the facilities of Jenny Lind School. New facilities included a wading pool, a hockey rink, floodlights and a shelter building. The improvements were funded by bonds and property assessments divided fifty-fifty between the neighborhood and the city as a whole. The current Bohannon Park shelter was built in 1977. One hundred new trees were planted in the park in 2009, two tennis courts were replaced in 2012 and the basketball court was resurfaced in 2014. History through 2008 written by David C. Smith, with updates from 2009 to present written by MPRB.