Welcome Back to Peavey Plaza
On July 2, the Peavey Plaza fountains turn on for the first time this season. Green Minneapolis is excited to welcome everyone to enjoy Minneapolis’ historic plaza and experience the iconic fountains. Come by to dip your toes and get your daily dose of fresh air.
Recharge in Nature, Safely
Parks and green spaces support mental health and relieve stress. Open public spaces allow us to create social and community connections while maintaining physical distance. Please support the community by maintaining appropriate social distancing and safety practices.
Learn more about Green Minneapolis’ work at Peavey Plaza, and join us as we transform downtown from gray to green.
Designed by renowned landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, Peavey Plaza opened in 1975. A notable example of modernist architecture, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Image by M. Friedberg & Associates, 1975.
The new peavey
Demonstrating the power of a true public-private partnership, Green Minneapolis has spearheaded the $12 million fundraising campaign to revitalize Peavey Plaza, with contributions from the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota and many private donors. To date, $10 million has been raised.
The design team, led by Coen+Partners, facilitated a project that celebrates the Plaza’s historic modernist design, enhances sustainability and makes the Plaza accessible to all.
Peavey Plaza is operated and programmed by Green Minneapolis on behalf of the City of Minneapolis. Green Minneapolis raises funds to support the Plaza’s annual budget and is responsible for the work it takes to keep Peavey Plaza safe, active and well-maintained.
Recognizing our donors
City of Minneapolis • State of Minnesota • Al and Kathy Lenzmeier • Dennis and Nora Hunchar • Ameriprise Financial • Carlson Family Foundation • David A. Wilson and Michael J. Peterman • Page and Jay Cowles • Julia W. Dayton • Kelly and Connie Doran • Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Foundation • Margaret V. B. Wurtele • Ned Abdul • Opus Foundation • Paul and Mary Reyelts Family Foundation • Piper Sandler Companies • The Pohlad Family • Target • U.S. Bank • M. A. Mortenson Company • Bob and Nancy Anderson • Peter Hendee Brown and Anna Larsson