places for People

On July 18, 2019, the historic landmark Peavey Plaza re-opened after a major revitalization, reclaiming its place as one of our city’s most dynamic and vibrant public spaces.

historic landmark

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.

a vibrant future

The revitalized Peavey Plaza reopened in July 2019 with beautiful flowing fountains, a vibrant tree canopy, live music, and other special events. Peavey Plaza is once again a favorite downtown destination to meet a friend or relax and recharge.

Recognizing our donors

City of Minneapolis • State of Minnesota  Target • U.S. Bank • Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Foundation • David A. Wilson and Michael J. Peterman • Jay Cowles and Page Knudsen Cowles • Al and Kathy Lenzmeier • Pohlad Family Foundation • Paul and Mary Reyelts Family Foundation • Julia W. Dayton • Margaret V. B. Wurtele • Opus Foundation • Dennis and Nora Hunchar • Kelly and Connie Doran • Mortenson • Ned Abdul • Piper Jaffray • Ameriprise Financial • Carlson Family Foundation • Robert J. Anderson  Peter Hendee Brown and Anna Larsson