places for People
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