Father Hennepin Bluff Park is open

Father Hennepin Bluff Park stage June 2023


Popular riverside park reopens after full renovation project

Father Hennepin Bluff Park reopened today, Thursday, June 15! A major renovation project built a new performance stage and attached bathroom building, completely redone paths and park entry plazas, and upgraded lighting, landscaping and stormwater management.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board sincerely appreciates everyone's patience while these upgrades were constructed over the last year, especially during the last two months when fencing remained in place to allow freshly planted grass and landscaping beds to establish before crowds return to the park.

The chain link fencing was removed today and people are encouraged to enjoy the renovated park. Temporary orange fencing remains in place to protect new plants, grass and garden beds. Do not go in areas that remain fenced off.

Ribbon Cutting Event on July 11

A celebration is planned to commemorate the completion of these exciting new park amenities and upgrades on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 6:45 pm! Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board representatives will give brief remarks and host a ceremonial ribbon cutting before the first Music in the Parks concert on the new stage. Local R&B artist Barlow will perform, followed by a special movie outdoor movie screening of "The Upside" from the Twin Cities Black Film Festival.