Prospect Park residents enjoy its urban village feel--a small town in the big city--where it is easy to walk to: work, recreation, shopping, and community meetings & events. Winding, tree-lined streets where no two homes are alike make this neighborhood a treasure that attracts a variety of residents. Residents of Prospect Park are diverse, individualistic, community-minded, and politically active. The neighborhood is home to Luxton Park and Recreation Centers, Tower Hill Park and Water Tower, many small passive green spaces, and Pratt Elementary School; and it is adjacent to the University of Minnesota, close to both downtowns (10 minutes each by car and 20 minutes by bus), and within walking distance of dining, shopping, services, and other attractions along University Avenue. (livemsp.org)
The Prospect Park neighborhood is also part of the relatively new University District Alliance, with news and information in the University District section. The University District Alliance is a coalition of four neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus, the City of Minneapolis, and the University. The neighborhoods are: Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como, Prospect Park/East River Road, and Cedar/Riverside. In addition business organizations operating within the area, two U student organizations and Augsburg College are part of the University District Alliance.
Joggers make their way down the planned route for the University of Minnesota Bikeway Monday afternoon. The City of Minneapolis has decided to bypass the acquisition of railroad land which has held up progress on the project so far. (Photo by Nicola Losik)
After more than a decade of delays, construction on a bike path through the University of Minnesota campus will begin sometime in 2012.