2420 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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Phone: 612-230-6400

Park Hours

6 am-midnight in developed areas
6 am-10 pm in undeveloped areas
Ordinance PB-2-33

Edgewater Park

Part of: Above the Falls Regional Park
Nearby Recreation Center: Bottineau Recreation Center

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This park will be affected by a completed park or service area master plan. View Master Plans

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: 2.13 acres

Neighborhood: Bottineau

Service Area: Northeast

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The park is divided into two sections, the Prairie and the Metro, by walkways that mimic the alignments of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Plantings and signage add to character of each distinct theme.

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Name: The name comes from the park’s location alongside the river, but also from the Edgewater Inn, which occupied the site for many years.

Acquisition and Development

The land for the park was purchased for about $300,000 in 1993 after the Edgewater Inn closed. The Edgewater Inn had been a well-known riverside supper club that had featured musical entertainment by the Edgewater Eight since the 1960s. The money to purchase the land was provided by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, which allocated state proceeds from the Minnesota Lottery.

A master plan for the property was developed with neighborhood input in the late 1990s. The plan was partially funded by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. The park was developed as part of the Above the Falls Master Plan, which established the goal of acquiring and developing as parks portions of the Mississippi River banks upstream from St. Anthony Falls as land became available.

Most of the work to develop the park, including an overlook of the river, was completed in 2006 and the park was dedicated in April 2007.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.