Find Hidden Wonders In The Parks

Share   |  Posted May. 22, 2014 by Anthony Ongaro

It’s easy to get into a routine, regularly going to a few of your favorite places. While the ol’ Saturday routine may have its merits, it’s been said far and wide that variety is the spice of life. Thanks to Nice Ride sponsor Allina Health and our partnership with the Minneapolis Park Board we are able to bring you Hidden Wonders In The Minneapolis Parks. It’s a curated collection of interesting spots and curious adventures spread throughout Minneapolis parks. Here’s the kicker - every featured location is both bike and Nice Ride accessible with a short walk. Here are some examples of what you will find:

Ard Godfrey HouseArd Godfrey House

Built in 1849, the Ard Godfrey house is the oldest remaining frame residence in Minneapolis. Located in the St. Anthony Falls historic Milling District, the house has been impeccably restored and is furnished with items authentic to the 1850s. Volunteers in period costume provide tours. The Ard Godfrey house is a curious and worthy hidden wonder to take a look at. 

Touchstone Plaza

Touchstone Plaza is a set colorful, sprawling mosaic thrones that inhabit the northeast corner of Peavey Park. It has been dubbed an “Amen Corner” as it draws speakers, poets, prophets, and community activists. Come on Thursday or Friday afternoons for food, beverages, and a chance to tell stories.

 Touchstone ParkFind the time this weekend to go on an urban adventure, find something new, different and inspiring. Find these adventures and more on Hidden Wonders in the Minneapolis Parks.

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