Currie Park: Learn about 2018-2019 improvements

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Currie Park

You're invited: 
Get info and share your thoughts on Currie Park improvements 

Partial view of Currie Park master plan
Partial view of Currie Park master plan, showing the splash pad, playground and restroom building

Information sessions and community engagement opportunities coming this summer!


Planning is underway for a first phase of improvements at Currie Park, guided by the Currie Park Master Plan, that was approved in 2016 by commissioners for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB). This phase includes a new splash pad and improvements to the park's restroom building and playground. 


Community engagement is essential to help ensure that these improvements reflect the needs and desires of the communities who use the park. 


We hope you can attend an community engagement event to learn about the project and share your thoughts and ideas. Please help to spread the word to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, too! 


Event details for Phase 1 improvements

Information sessions at Riverside Plaza, 1600 South Sixth Street

Find out more about the project and get answers to questions you may have.

  • Thursday, May 31, Noon to 1 p.m.
    Chase Building lobby at Riverside Plaza 

  • Wednesday June 6, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Location to be announced 

Community engagement at Currie Park, 500 South 15th Avenue

Join MPRB staff at the park to share your thoughts and opinions about specific Phase 1 improvements, including the new splash pad and improvements to the restroom building and playground. 

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28, 9 to 11 a.m.

Wading pool closure - summer 2018

This summer, the wading pool will be removed in anticipation of the new splash pad to be constructed in 2019. However, the rest of Currie Park will remain open. 

Nearby parks with wading pools include 

East Phillips Park 

Elliot Park 

Franklin Steele Square 

Peavey Field Park 
Phillips Aquatics Center (two indoor pools)

About the project

Summer 2018 - Winter 2018-2019: Planning, design, construction bidding

Spring - Fall 2019: Construction 


The plan for Currie Park is part of MPRB's master plan for all neighborhood parks in its south service area, approved in 2016. Find out more on the Currie Park Phase 1 Improvements project page.

Sign up to receive future email announcements on this project 

Visit the Currie Park project page on the MPRB website 

Project contact

Daniel Elias, Project Manager              
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board                

Every neighborhood deserves a great park.

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