Peavey Plaza is a public outdoor event space in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota at the south end of Nicollet Mall between South 11th and 12th Streets. The sunken plaza and its amphitheater was designed by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg and built in 1975 alongside Orchestra Hall.

The plaza is owned by the City of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis has contracted with Green Minneapolis to operate, manage and program the plaza. The plaza operator is responsible for the coordination of standard maintenance activities such as irrigation, mowing, trash removal, snow and ice control, etc.

Green Minneapolis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 conservancy established to advance the vitality of downtown Minneapolis through parks and greening. Green Minneapolis envisions a green future for downtown, with tree-lined streets and active public spaces. Learn more about Green Minneapolis.

Both public and private contributions funded the design, construction and operations of Peavey Plaza.

Peavey Plaza’s annual operating budget is funded with a combination of public and private contributions that include: The City of Minneapolis, revenue from Use & Event Fees (event rentals), and philanthropic support.

There are two seasonal public restroom units on 12th Street side of Peavey Plaza. Both units are ADA accessible. Click here to read our full restroom policy.

In accordance with City and Park Board policies, Peavey Plaza is smoke-free. Tobacco products are prohibited at Peavey Plaza, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco. This provides a more pleasant and cleaner environment for everyone. Hosts can direct users to nearby, offsite locations where tobacco use is permitted.

Hosts collect lost items and retain them for a period of one month. Please contact a host or call (904) 404-2669 with your inquiry.

Hosts oversee Peavey Plaza during daytime hours. A private security company monitors the plaza at night when the plaza is closed to the public.

Mirroring other City and MPRB public space guidelines, Peavey Plaza is closed to recreational use between the hours of 10pm and 6am.  After hours, the public is permitted to travel through Peavey Plaza as a path to another destination, but not to linger within the plaza. Overnight stay is prohibited.