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Whittier Park, Minneapolis

Little Free Library
425 W 26th St. Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-370-4966
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 PM - 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-midnight
Details:

Located in the neighborhood of the same name, Whittier Park offers families a playground with a tot lot and a Little Free Library, a wading pool and a picnic area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. It also has various sports fields and courts. The recreation center has a gym, craft room, and spaces available to the public.

Whittier Park Recreation Center - Major Rehab in 2018

The recreation center's amenities include a community kitchen, computer lab, craft room and gym. There is also a meeting room and multipurpose room for use by the public. It is not air-conditioned. The recreation center is expected to be rehabbed from June 8 to August 31, 2018. Work includes a roof replacement for the gym. While portions of the park required closing for safety, the wading pool reopened on August 3, 2018, and the indoor gym is expected to open during the week of August 6 to August 10, 2018. The playground is also now open. However, Mueller Park and Bryant Square Park are also recommended nearby locations for wading pools and playgrounds. 

Birthday Parties at Whittier Park


Birthday Parties at Whittier Park

Families can rent the recreation center for birthday parties and other private events. Permit requirements and special use fees apply, depending on use. Call the rec center directly to reserve space.

Free Summer Meals at Whittier ParkFree Summer Meals at Whittier Park

Whittier Park participates in the summer meals program. All children under 18 qualify for this program. Check the park's website in June for hours and dates.


Whittier Wading Pool

Whittier Park is adjacent to Whittier International School and daycare. The pool opens after school releases for the summer break and closes before school resumes. Minneapolis wading pools are unguarded.

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