It’s one of the most recognized spots in the Twin Cities and this year marks 30 years since the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden first wowed visitors. Since it opened, nearly ten million people have paid a visit to the 12 acre park located in the heart of Minneapolis.

A Model Partnership

The Sculpture Garden was originally created through a partnership between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. At the time, this was the first such partnership of its kind in the country. It quickly became a model for other parks and museum partnerships across the United States. The Walker and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board still operate the park today.

A Whole New Garden

A 2017 renovation expanded the size of the garden and made the park more environmentally sustainable. The new landscape design cuts down on stormwater runoff, and a new underground water collection tank helps water the garden and nearby ball fields.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is free to visit and is open 365 days a year from 6:00 am to midnight.

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This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.