Space to breathe, a place to reflect
Gold Medal Park is in the heart of the Minneapolis Mill District, at one time the flour-milling capital of the world and now a vibrant cultural center and mixed-use urban neighborhood. The nearby Mill City Museum transforms the ruins of the historic Washburn “A” mill, once the largest in the world, while other original flour mills serve as handsome residential lofts and office spaces.
Major destinations surround the park and add to the neighborhood’s energy, including the internationally acclaimed Guthrie Theater, the Milwaukee Road Depot, MacPhail Center for Music, the Mill City Farmer’s Market, and Izzy’s Ice Cream. Construction of Water Works Park—a block away and adjacent to the Stone Arch Bridge—is scheduled to begin in 2017 and will provide a major attraction for 2.3 million visitors to the central riverfront.
Consistent with its effort to maintain full access to the park for all neighbors and visitors, the Conservancy does not promote weddings or endorse park events for revenue-producing activities. As a result, the Conservancy’s ability to maintain the health and beauty of the park relies primarily on the generosity of private donors and community support.
Second Street and Eleventh Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Park Dos (and Don’ts)
DO enjoy the park! It’s made for restful reflection, mindful meditation and leisurely lollygagging. Healthy activities including biking, sledding, lunch-time meet-ups, tossing a Frisbee, yoga stretches, and river-gazing are encouraged.
DON’T climb the sculptures, or forget to pick up after your dog. Please refrain from staging private or public happenings including pop-up weddings, instameets with 500 of your closest friends, or other events that would prompt complaints from our neighbors.
Thanks for keeping the park atmosphere contemplative and comfortable for neighbors and visitors.