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Little Free Library
5600 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417
Admission: $0.00
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Mainly a ball park, Todd Park in Minneapolis has older playground equipment as well as sports fields and courts. The playground equipment is functional and my kids did not get bored playing on it during the length of a baseball game. The tennis courts and the half basketball court are a bit more beat up, but the kids did not mind.

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Minneapolis Parks does have plans to replace the aging play equipment and remove and replace the tennis court with new basketball courts and restrooms. The planned improvements are not listed in among current park projects. Watch for updates in the coming years.


Child playing on playground at Todd Park in Minneapolis, MN

8 Ideas for Family Fun at Todd Park

  1. Outdoor Games. The fields may be booked during baseball and softball season, but if they are free, there is plenty of green space for playing running games, kickball, dodgeball and more. Or bring your gear and practice baseball.
  2. Play on the Playground. The playground is large with two sections for younger and older kids. Smaller kids may enjoy playing in the sand.
  3. Practice Tennis. The court is not in great shape, but it will do for practicing with kdis.
  4. Bring your skates or scooters. The concrete walking paths are perfect for practicing roller skating or scootering around.
  5. Play a Game of H.O.R.S.E.  The basketball hoop is up against the backboard of the tennis courts and makes a good place to play Around the World or H.O.R.S.E.
  6. Pack a Picnic. Or run across the street to Kowalski’s Market to grab food or Gatorade when baseball games get long.
  7. Sled. While not an official sledding hill of MPRB, the slope between the playground and the baseball fields slopes inward and is gentle enough for beginner sledders.
  8. Trade Out Books? This is a big maybe. We found a nice Caldecott book when we visited and, mostly due to dry conditions, the books were all in good shape, but the glass was completely missing from the park’s Little Free Library, so options will be hit or miss depending on weather conditions

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