Address

2100 James Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Contact

Phone: 612-230-6400
Email: info@minneapolisparks.org

Park Hours

6 am-midnight

Cottage Park

Nearby Recreation Center: North Commons Recreation Center

Features & Amenities

  • Playground/Tot Lot

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Park Details

Size: 0.45 acres

Neighborhood: Jordan

Service AreaNorth

Commissioner District2

Cottage Park is one of the oldest parks in the city, dating to 1883. Its playground was the first on the North side to be installed with the assistance of community members during a community build event in 2008.

Rentals & Permits

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

History

Name:  The name was taken from the park’s location in the Cottage Park Addition of the city.

Acquisition and Development

Cottage Park was dedicated by Samuel C. Gale and others as a park in the plat of Forest Heights on July 31, 1883, along with Glen Gale, Irving Triangle and Oliver Triangle. The first mention in park board proceedings of what were called the “Forest Heights parks” is a request by Gale and others in May 1887 that certain park land in Forest Heights be drained. The park board responded in June 1887 by officially requesting the city council to turn over to the park board the four properties.(See Glen Gale Park for more information.)

A small addition to Cottage Park occurred in 1914 when the city council asked the park board to take control of an adjoining small triangle at the street intersection.

1970s-era playground equipment at the totlot in the park was replaced in 2008.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.