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McRae Park, Minneapolis

906 E 47th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United States
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wed. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fri. 03:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Currently Showing Building Hours August 27 2018-June 11 2019: Park Hours: 6 am-10 pm

McRae Park is a neighborhood park that features a small prairie and wandering paths. Other family-friendly amenities include a playground and tot lot, a wading pool, space for picnicking and sports fields and courts. It's skating rink is available year-round with ice in the winter and inline skating in the warmer months.

McRae Park Wading Pool

The wading pool is open 10 am-9 pm daily beginning Memorial Day weekend and closing after Labor Day. Wading pools in Minneapolis Parks do not have lifeguards on duty. This pool is an older style rectangle that was built in the mid-1950s. It is not scheduled to be updated with the current park updates. 

Free Summer Meals at McRae Park

McRae Park participates in the summer meals program. Summer meals run from mid-June to late August and meal times are usually released in early June.

Remove term: McRae Park and Recreation Center McRae Park and Recreation Center participates in the summer meals program.

Minneapolis Summer Meals are Nut Free.

McRae Park Recreation Center

This recreation center is not air-conditioned nor does it offer a formal gym. However, it does offer community gathering spaces where some fitness classes can be held. Other public spaces include a computer lab, a craft room, a meeting room and a community kitchen.

McRae Park's Natural Turf Field

The natural turf field has been recently updated to include better drainage and a working drinking fountain. The old field had drainage issues that would result in water pooling in the center of the football field. The field consists of a football and soccer field, three ball fields, two broomball areas and a skating rink. There are also nearby basketball and tennis courts that were not part of the update.

Birthday Parties at McRae Park

Various rooms in the rec center can be rented for birthday parties and other private events. You can find permit requirements and fees here

Birthday parties at McRae Park

Contact the parks department to learn more about renting park facilities for birthday parties.

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