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Construction Begins This Fall at Currie Park

The Currie Park Improvements project includes a new splash pad pictured here

New restroom building, splash pad, basketball court and more coming soon to Currie Park

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved the construction contract for the Currie Park Improvements project at its Aug. 21, 2019 meeting, along with allocating $480,000 of additional funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan Capital Investment Construction Contingency Fund.

Construction starts mid-September on the wide-ranging project that will bring significant upgrades to the park. Improvements include:

  • New restroom building
  • New splash pad
  • New basketball court
  • Playground safety fencing
  • Trail and lighting improvements

A map of park facilities that will be open while Currie Park is under construction

Almost the entire park will be closed during construction with the exception of the athletic field.

The MPRB appreciates the public's patience while the park overhaul is completed. There are several other parks nearby, including The Commons, Elliot Park, Riverside Park, Matthews Park, East Phillips Park, Phillip Aquatics Center and Peavey Park.

Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2020. The Currie Park Improvements project follows the master plan approved for Currie Park as part of the South Service Area Master Plan approved for all neighborhood parks in south Minneapolis in 2016. Find out more on the Currie Park Phase 1 Improvements project page, where you can sign up to receive email updates on this project.

Project Contact: Daniel Elias, 612-230-6435,

Every neighborhood deserves a great park.

Funding for this project includes a $2,812,400 allocation from NPP20, a historic agreement between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the City of Minneapolis. NPP20 helps address racial and economic equity across 160 neighborhood parks and provides $11 million annually to maintain, repair and replace facilities. 

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