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Little Free Library
1900 E 40th St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
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
Scroll down for a link to current building hours

Sibley Park has scenic walking paths, roses and wildflowers, tennis courts, a wading pool, playground and tot lot for family enjoyment. Other amenities include restroom facilities and a drinking fountain.

NOTE: Sibley Pool and Playground are closed through the summer of 2023. The playground reopened for the winter of 2023-24, but will need to close in early spring 2024 to finish  the concrete paths. The pool will be finished to reopen sometime in Summer 2024. During construction at Sibley Minneapolis Parks suggests nearby Powderhorn Park, Corcoran Park, Phelps Park and Stewart Park. All have playgrounds and pools / splash pads.

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7 Ideas for Family Fun at Sibley Park

  1. Take a walk around the park and enjoy its garden
  2. Bring a book or two to swap out your reads at the Little Free Library
  3. Run around the playground and/or tot lot together
  4. Bring a playground ball to play dodge ball on the soccer field
  5. Use the playground ball for a game of kickball on the softball field
  6. Play a game of HORSE on the Basketball Court (you can use your playground ball for that, too.)
  7. Cool off in the Wading Pool (once the new pool opens in 2024)

Sibley Pool

In April 2023, construction teams  removed the park’s very old pool. Construction will continue through the summer of 2023, with a planned opening for the new pool in 2024.

This park does not share space with a school, so the pool on normal years, opens from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Sibley Park in Winter

Minneapolis Parks maintains a skating rink and a hockey rink during outdoor skating season (usually mid-December through mid-February.  This is also a popular park for sledding.  The slope is relatively gentle and points inward away from any streets.

Summer Meals at Sibley Park

Sibley Park historically participates in the summer meals program, offering free lunch to children under 18 years old from. Times, participating parks and details can be found on the MPRB website each June.

Updates to Sibley Park

Sibley Park is the final stages of updates that include a new playground and wading pool. The wading pool, concrete paths, landscaping, furnishing, and restoration of the site should be complete by the first week of June, 2024.

Possible Name Change

MPRB may also explore a possible name change for the park. Henry Sibley is one of those problematic historical icons that the Twin Cities has named so many places and things after. He was the first governor of our state and held other political offices. He also oversaw the mass execution of 38 Dakotas after the Dakota War in 1862. According to MPR, “It was the largest mass execution in U.S. history.”

MPRB will be looking for community feedback and opinions on both the updates and on the possible name change and making final decisions based on the outcome of those surveys.

Sibley Recreation Center

The recreation center’s amenities include a community kitchen, computer lab, craft room, meeting room and multipurpose room.  Hours vary with the school year.

Birthday Parties at Sibley

Recreation Centers in Minneapolis Parks are available to rent for self-directed activities, like birthday parties. There are different permit requirements and special use fees, depending on the use.

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