Loring Park is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota on the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis. It also lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood.
William Berry house in Loring Park
Loring Park in winter, park center erected ca.1906
Designed by American landscape architect
Horace Cleveland, the park contains a small lake (Loring Lake formerly known as Johnson's lake) and paths for walking and biking. Originally named Central Park it was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring. The park is located on the former farm of Joseph and Nellie Johnson. The park is the site of various cultural, social and political events. [3 ]
Neighborhood boundaries [ edit ]
The official boundaries of the neighborhood are
Lyndale Avenue to the west, Interstate 394 to the north, 12th Street to the northeast, Highway 65 to the east, and Interstate 94 to the south.
Neighborhood characteristics [ edit ]
Notable buildings near Loring Park include the
Walker Art Center, Basilica of St. Mary, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The park is surrounded by apartment buildings, many dating from the early 1900s. Recent construction in the area has brought many new town homes and condominiums to the area. Loring Park is locally known for its diverse social environment and as a nexus for many arts and cultural events.
Berger Fountain at Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN.
References in popular culture [ edit ]
Loring Park is mentioned extensively by Craig Finn in the bands
Lifter Puller and the Hold Steady. Portions of the television series Man v. Food's first season finale were filmed in Loring Park. [4 ]
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