Address

2420 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Contact

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

Park Hours

6 am-midnight

Edgewater Park

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

Features & Amenities

  • Picnic Area
  • Walking Path

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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

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Park Details

Size: 2.13 acres

Neighborhood: Bottineau

Service Area: Northeast

Commissioner District: 1

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.

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 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.