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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was created nearly 30 years ago and was among the first major public/private urban sculpture parks of its kind in the United States. The Garden is the result of a partnership between Walker (particularly late director Martin Friedman) and Minneapolis Parks (through superintendent David Fisher). Now the Sculpture Garden and its iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture are symbolic of the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reconstruction Update
The Minneapolis parks department and the Walker Art Center celebrated the grand reopening of the sculpture garden in June 2017. The project focused on the garden's infrastructure and future sustainability. The park is now open.
Artist-Designed Mini Golf Returns to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2017
Saturday, June 10 – September 3, 2017
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm
$19 adults; $16 students; $15 Walker members and children ages 6–12.
Free for ages 5 and under with paid adult.
Beginning with the grand opening celebration, mini golf returns to the Sculpture Garden. This year there will be four new holes plus 14 returning favorites. Although the prices appear high at first glance, a round of mini golf includes gallery admission and children under 5 are free. This year, golfers can play the Minnesota-themed “Tale of Two Cities,” which includes an imaginary ride on the Twin Cities light rail. Anne and Joy had a chance to play golf a couple years ago and wrote about it here.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Photo Gallery