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Phelps Field Park, Minneapolis
Farview Park, Minneapolis
Currie Park, Minneapolis

Phelps Field Park, Minneapolis

Phelps Field Park offers family-friendly amenities that include a playground and tot lot with a Little Free Library, a wading pool, space to picnic with a grill, and sports courts and fields. This park has restroom facilities. The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (“MPRB”) is in the process of an improvement project at this park.

Phelps Park Improvement Project

Phase one construction is scheduled to begin in July of 2020. Improvements will include the following updates:

  • Splash pad with a water play feature (See Waite Park for an example). The old pool will be removed during the summer of 2020 the new pool will be installed in spring 2021.
  • Two play areas for ages 2-5 and ages 5-12, installed beginning July 2020.
  • Picnic shelter (this does not currently have a start date listed)
  • Paths and path lighting around the park – July 2020.
  • There will also be new plantings and path and parking lot improvements beginning in July 2020.
  • Redesign and reconstruction of the sports field on the south end of the park – planned to begin spring 2021.
Phelps Park Concept Drawing

Learn more on MPRB’s website.

Phelps Field Park Wading Pool / Splash Pad

The wading pool will be replaced with a splash pad during reconstruction in 2020-2021. The new splash pad may be completed on time for the 2021 summer season. Construction is planned for spring of 2021.

Winter at Phelps Field Park

MPRB maintains an ice skating rink at this site during the colder months. Ice skating season is weather dependent, but usually runs from mid-December through mid-February.

Phelps Field Park Recreation Center

The recreation center is run by the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Farview Park, Minneapolis

Farview Park is a 21-acre park tucked into North Minneapolis. Family friendly amenities include a playground, a wading pool, a large turf playing field and a recreation center.

Farview is known for its beautiful panoramic hilltop that is perfect for rolling down in the summer. While it is not one of Minneapolis Park & Rec’s official sledding hills, people do sled there. The parks department asks that non-official hills be used with caution and with respect for other park users.

Farview Park's Awesome Rolling Hill

Farview Park’s Awesome Rolling Hill

Farview Park Wading Pool

Farview’s Wading Pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day. The pool is free to use between the hours 10 am to 9 pm daily. There are no lifeguards on duty. This pool is one of the newer zero depth entry pools with a splash-pad like spray feature.

Farview Park Pool

Farview Park Pool

Farview Park serves free summer meals for kids

Free Summer Meals for Kids at Farview

Farview participates in the summer meals program, offering children under 18 years old a free weekday snack and free dinner when school is out of session for the summer. Please call ahead to confirm this program.

Farview Recreation Center

This Recreation Center is air-conditioned. Families can find a variety of camps, activities, events and field trips at this location. The park has active games, foosball and billiards available, as well as an open computer lab.

Farviewe Park Recreation Center

Farviewe Park Recreation Center

Public Art at Farview Park

While visiting the park, you can take a moment to check out “Purple Raindrop” by Esther Osayande, public art honoring Prince. This 15-foot metal sculpture doubles as a seating area.

Purple Raindrop sculpture at Farview Park

Photo of the Purple Raindrop sculpture at Farview Park in Minneapolis. – Courtesy of MPRB

Birthday Parties at Farview Rec Center

The Recreation Center can be rented for birthday parties and other private gatherings. See the parks website for various permit requirements and special use fees, depending on the use.

  • Farview Park PlaygroundFarview Park Playground
  • Farview Park Play StructureFarview Park Play Structure
  • Farview Park Drinking FountainFarview Park Drinking Fountain
  • Farview Park Sports FieldFarview Park Sports Field
  • Sports Fields at Farview ParkSports Fields at Farview Park












Currie Park, Minneapolis

Currie Park is a small park in the Riverside neighborhood, just east of downtown Minneapolis and sitting almost in the shadow of US Bank Stadium. It is conveniently close to light rail transit and the Hiawatha Trail, making it an easy park to visit from and a nice starting or stopping point when visiting Downtown Minneapolis

Curry Park

Other family friendly amenities include space to picnic with a grill, sports courts and fields, restroom facilities and a drinking fountain and a walking path.

Currie Park Playground

The Playground

The playground, which was updated in 2020, is busy on summer evenings. The colorful jungle gym bustles with bigger kids while the tot area offers a fun car structure and talking tubes for passing secret messages. The sandy playground floor is perfect for digging with digger tool or with hands and there are swings available for all levels – tots through big kids.

Improvement Projects at Currie Park

The pool is older and scheduled to be replaced with a splash-pad style pool. After a delay in funding, Currie updates are back on. Construction, which began in the fall of 2019 has been slow. As of August 2020:
  • New restroom building (still under construction);
  • New splash pad (still under construction);
  • New basketball court (completed & reopened 8/20);
  • Playground updates (completed & reopened 8/20); and
  • Trail and lighting improvements (??).

Construction is planned to be completed by summer of 2020. Minneapolis Parks suggests the following nearby parks during this time: East Phillips ParkElliot ParkFranklin Steele Square and Peavey Field Park all have pools (hopefully this won’t be an issue). The new Phillips Aquatics Center with its two indoor pools is also nearby. Other parks, without pools, include The Commons, Riverside Park, and Matthews Park.

Pool at Currry Park

The old pool at Curry Park. A new splashpad is under construciton.


Coyle Community Center

The park building is operated by Pillsbury United Communities who runs community programs from this location.

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