Address

2000 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Contact

Phone: 612-230-6400
Emailinfo@minneapolisparks.org

Park Hours

6 am-midnight

Gluek Park

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

Features & Amenities

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Grill
  • 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: 2.91 acres

Neighborhood: Bottineau

Service Area: Northeast

Commissioner District: 1

Rental & Permits

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

Outdoor Weddings: Make your outdoor ceremony unique and memorable. View wedding permit details. Wedding Ceremony Application [PDF]

History

Name: The park was named for the Gluek Brewery and Gluek Mansion that once occupied the site. The Gluek Brewery was established in 1857. The name was officially adopted in 1995.

Acquisition and Development

The land for the park was purchased by the park board in 1978, eight years after the Gluek Brewery was demolished. The land was purchased with money provided by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, which allocated money from proceeds of the Minnesota Lottery.

The first improvements to the park, including a playground, picnic area and river overlook, were completed in 1988. The park was closed in 2004 due to concerns over contaminated soil from long industrial use. Following remediation work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the park officially reopened in 2008 with new paths, river overlook, picnic shelter, drinking fountain and landscaping.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.