Dickman Park in the St. Anthony West neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis has a family-friendly amenities that include a playground and a wading pool. This quiet neighborhood park is located across the street from St. Boniface Catholic Church, where the Northeast Farmers Market is held on Saturdays in the warmer months.
7 Ideas for Family Fun at Dickman Park
- Play a game of HORSE on the half basketball court. This court is scheduled to be replaced with a multi-sport court in 2021. However, both proposed plans include another half-court design.
- Stroll the Community Gardens
- Bring your horseshoes for a game in the park's pit.
- Pack a Picnic or pick one up. Nearby restaurants offering take out include Elsie's Restaurant/Bowling Alley and Emily's Lebanese Deli - both are neighborhood favorites.
- Run around the playground together. Installed in 2014, this playground is not part of the planned updates and should remain open throughout 2021.
- Play a game of volleyball. You'll need your own ball.
- Go for a dip in the wading pool.
Dickman Park Wading Pool
Dickman Park's wading pool is traditionally open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day each summer. MPRB wading pools are unguarded and parental supervision is highly recommended. For the most up-to-date information on wading pools, Minneapolis Parks online keeps a list of open/closed pools here. We recommend checking before heading out to splash around.
Originally installed in 1957, this is one of the older wading pools in Minneapolis. However, it is not part of the coming updates. While MPRB had considered installing a splash pad, the plan did not receive much community support, so MPRB is putting its efforts the agricultural zone requested by community members. Read more about it below.
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In 2021, the Minneapolis park department is designing and beginning construction on new sport courts and an urban agriculture zone at the park. The community was mainly happy with the park as it is and rejected most common updates.
As of the beginning of the year, MPRB is in the planning and community input phase, but the finalized plans will include:
- An "urban agriculture zone, encompassing:
- Community garden plots. The park already has some, but more will be added.
- An orchard
- Multipurpose fountain/spigot
- Community kitchen. This would be built in existing facilities and be built to commercial kitchen standards.
- A multi-sport court. This space will have the lines for several different sports. Depending on the concept plan chosen, it could include tennis, pickleball and basketball. Some multi-sport courts also have the lines for playground games like 4-square and hopscotch.
- Path and landscape improvements to facilitate neighborhood use and connections.