Longfellow Park and Recreation Center offers year-round activities with family-friendly amenities that include a playground and pool, space for picnics and sports, and an air-conditioned rec center.
There is a concrete platform a few yards from the playground area that was popular with my kids and other kids visiting the park. It probably houses utilities of some sort, but the kids like to pretend its a stage. (Note: This platform isn't technically playground equipment and I don't know how the Parks Department feels about the kids playing on it. Use at your own discretion).
Longfellow Park Playground Updates - Summer 2018
This equipment is scheduled for replacement during the summer of 2018. However, MPRB is experiencing delays in procuring equipment for some projects, including this one. The original timeline would have had the construction begin in June and end in August. However, due to the delays, some work will begin in late June or early July, with installation of new play equipment expected in mid August. The pool is expected to remain open, but the playground will be closed during construction and MPRB recommends the following nearby playgrounds.
The project will replace the existing equipment and surfacing in both playground areas, including the small swing area. The new, upgraded play equipment will meet current safety and accessibility standards. The photo below shows what the finished playground should look like.
Stay tuned. (If you want to have your say, Subscribe to the project's email list to get announcements for community meetings and other events and to stay informed about the project.)
Longfellow Park Wading Pool
Longfellow has an older style wading pool. Minneapolis pools are generally open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Obviously this picture was taken in the fall. I'm sure its clean and free of leaves during the summer.
Free Summer Meals at Longfellow Park
Longfellow Park participates in the summer meals program, offering free lunch to children under 18 years old. For the most current times and dates, see MPRB's Summer Meals page.
Longfellow Recreation Center
This Recreation Center is one of the air-conditioned park buildings in Minneapolis. It has a gym and several rooms available for public use.