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Painter Park Recreation
Little Free Library
620 W 34th St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Painter Park and Recreation Center are located right off Lyndale Avenue in Southwest Minneapolis. Family friendly amenities include a playground with a tot lot, a Little Free Library and sports courts and fields. This park also has restroom facilities and a drinking fountain.

Painter Park Recreation Center. Image courtesy of MPRB Board
Painter Park Recreation Center. Image courtesy of MPRB Board

Painter Recreation Center

The recreation center has a family game room, a community kitchen, a craft room, a meeting room and a multipurpose room. The building was updated over the winter of 2018-19 and reopened in April 2019. The most significant update was the addition of air conditioning, offering another cool option for hot summer days (find a list of free, air-conditioned buildings here). Other updates included some remodeling of the lobby and reception desk, better lighting, and updates to ADA-compliant accessibility.

Summer Meals at Painter Park

The park has participated in the summer meals program, offering free lunch to children under 18 years old while school is on summer break. Learn more about this program in our article, Free Summer Meals for Minnesota Kids. To find current times and dates see the Minneapolis Park’s website.

Birthday Parties at Painter Park

MPRB rec centers are available to be rented for birthday parties and other private events. Find the permit requirements and special use fees here.

New Painter Skate Park and Other Updates Coming in 2022

MPRB is in the early stages of planning updates to Painter Park, which will include a new skate park, more gathering spaces and walking paths and updates to the tennis and basketball courts. The two concept plans that MPRB is proposing to the community both include:

  • A new skate park
  • Gathering spaces, pathways and landscaping improvements
  • And reconstruction of the tennis and basketball courts.

Keep up-to-date with planning and construction here, and watch for construction in 2022.

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