425 Portland Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55488

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Phone: 612-339-0910

Park Hours

6 am-12 midnight

The Commons

The Commons is operated by Green Minneapolis on behalf of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City of Minneapolis. Green Minneapolis is a non-profit conservancy that raises funds to support the park’s annual budget.

Partners in Programming

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to partner with Green Minneapolis to provide fun activities for youth, adults and families at The Commons. For MPRB activities, visit

To see MPRB activities and additional programming presented by Green Minneapolis, visit Sign up to receive weekly emails about activities and events at the park at

Free Activities

Summer Lunch Concerts
12 noon – 12:45 pm
June 19 – Michelle Rose
July 17 – TBA
August 21 – Dominic Cudd

Pop Up Park
6/20, 7/18, 11 am – 2 pm
Music, knockerballs, spikeball, frisbee golf, hula hoops, giant board games (chess, checkers, connect four), bean bag toss, jump ropes, horseshoes, arts and crafts.

Family Daytime Fun
6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/12, 8/26, 10:30 am – 12 noon
Magician, puppet show and active activities on the second and fourth Monday of the month, beginning June 24.

Movie Night
6/30, movie starts 15 minutes after dusk
Rudy (1993; rated PG), an inspiring film for the whole family.

Mobile Mia
8/13, 8/20, 10:30 am – 12 noon
Come make art with us! Minneapolis Institute of Art activities for all ages.

Teen Night
8/28, 6 – 10 pm
Back-to-school bash with food, DJ, music, activities.

New Adult Leagues

Adult Lawn Bowling League
8/21 through 9/25, 6 – 7 pm

Join the MPRB’s new recreational Lawn Bowling league in 2019. Lawn Bowling is a low impact sport for adults of all ages. Teams of four players roll balls called “bowls” towards a little white ball called a “jack” within their own designated lane. $250 per team; register at

  • 6-week Wednesday evening league
  • 4 people on a team
  • All equipment provided
  • Lawn Bowling attire optional for an extra point (white shirt and khaki or white pants / shorts)
  • $250 per team
  • During league play there will be a MPRB Lawn Bowling host to help guests with the rules and the etiquette of Lawn Bowling

Adult Cornhole Bean Bag Toss League
Coming soon!

Cornhole enthusiasts can have a ton of fun perfecting their toss. Dates and details will be announced at

Size: 4.2 acres

Neighborhood: Downtown East and Downtown West

Commissioner District: 4

All rentals and permits at The Commons are managed through Green Minneapolis; visit