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Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis, MN
       
     
Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis, MN

This privately developed “park” encompasses 7.5 acres in the heart of Minneapolis’ Mill District. The focal point of the park is a sculptural observation mound – 32 feet in height and 350 feet in diameter, built from the remains of polluted soil left on site from its previous use as a railyard.  The mound is capped with a bosque of Amur maple trees and custom bench seating at the apex.  The view from this height allows a great prospect out over the Stone Arch Bridge and the Mississippi River. The park includes close to 300 mature trees, all hand-picked and between 6”-12” in diameter. The species include maples, lindens, hackberries, oaks, and catalpas. Twenty custom-designed, handcrafted benches will line the edges of the park, allowing places for respite and appreciating the borrowed view, or just having lunch. The benches are lit from within with blue LED lights during the evening hours, adding a unique ephemeral quality to the park throughout the night.


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