Address

2900 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Contact

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

Park Hours

6 am-midnight

Xcel Field Park

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Features & Amenities

  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Horseshoe pits

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Good to Know

In 2014 MPRB signed a 20-year lease to operate the park on land owned by Xcel Energy. The park was formerly known as NSP Fields.

The picnic shelter and ball field are available for reservation by the public.

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Park Details

Size: 13 acres

Neighborhood: Marshall Terrace

Service Area: Northeast

Commissioner District: 1

Xcel Field Park features Rod Carew All Star Field, a synthetic turf ball field that opened in 2014 thanks to significant donations from the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation, Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball, Pohlad Foundation, Xcel Energy and a Hennepin Youth Sports grant.  

Rentals & Permits

Athletic Rentals: To reserve a field, court, or rink visit our athletic permit page. Application [PDF]

Picnics: Reserve a picnic site for your upcoming birthday party, reunion, company picnic, or other special event. View picnic permit details. Permit Application [PDF]

History

Acquisition and Development

The Park Board has leased the triangular parcel of land east of Marshall Street NE and south of St. Anthony Parkway since the 1990s. Originally the park was called NSP Fields, but its name changed after Northern States Power merged with two other utility companies to form Xcel Energy in 1998.

The site served as a coal storage area for the Riverside power plant before ball fields were built. The ball fields were torn up when contamination was discovered onsite and Xcel Energy completed a soil remediation project in fall 2013.

The Park Board signed a new 20-year lease with Xcel Energy in March 2014. Four months later Rod Carew All Star Field officially opened during a ceremony commemorating the completion of the new synthetic turf field built in the northwest corner of the park.

The site’s master plan envisions three more ball fields supported by a small concessions building. In addition to Rod Carew All Star Field, Xcel Field Park also offers several horseshoe pits, a large open field, small garden and picnic shelter.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.