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Park expected to open fall 2024

In August of 2023, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (“MPRB”) broke ground on a new 9-acre riverfront park in Northeast Minneapolis, Graco Park.  Once complete, MPRB expects the park to host community programs and environmental education, connect by trails to Boom Island Park, and add another park to the Minneapolis riverfront along the Mississippi River.  Look for the park to open in the fall of 2024 and the park building and trail underpass to Boom Island to be complete the following fall.

You can get a peak at the progress in a self-guided walking tour created by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation of the Hall’s Island Restoration. Although, you may not be able to complete the entire tour during construction.

Coming Graco Park Building

Once complete, the large park building will provide community gathering space, public restrooms and a new Spark’d Studio location.

More Coming Features of Graco Park

Besides the building, the park will provide native habitat, gathering spaces, walkways and river access. The park plans include stormwater management, including a geothermal snowmelt system, which heats pavement to keep snow off of sidewalks. A trail will connect to Boom Island Park under the Plymouth Avenue Bridge and the Mississippi East Bank Trail will be realigned through the park with safety upgrades.

Boom Island Park - Part of Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park
Graco Park will connect to Boom Island Park (pictured above) via a trail under the Plymouth Avenue Bridge

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