About the prospect park neighborhood
The Minneapolis enclave known as Prospect Park sits at the crossroads of the state's two largest cities, a legendary river and a world-class university. At just over 1-1/4 square miles in size, the area's twisting streets and historic landmarks, mix of urban and natural amenities, and tapestry of residential, commercial and industrial development make it distinct in the Twin Cities Metro.
Indeed, Prospect Park lies at the Metro's exact geographic center: situated between the University of Minnesota to the west, St. Paul to the east, University Avenue to the north and the Mississippi River to the south. The neighborhood is part of a district called Southeast Minneapolis, being on the south part of the east side of the river—a somewhat misleading designation that is nonetheless attached to all Prospect Park addresses.
The neighborhood is bordered by: Como Neighborhood, Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood, Seward Neighborhood, Union Park Neighborhood (District 13) in St. Paul, and South St. Anthony Neighborhood (District 12) in St. Paul.
The areas of Prospect Park Neighborhood
Nine areas (sections or sub-neighborhoods) comprise greater Prospect Park:
- 4th Street
- Bridal Veil Falls
- River Road (the historic name for East River Parkway and East River Terrace)
- Prospect North (the new name for what was called the Industrial Area)
- Stadium Village (the retail area east of SE Oak Street and west of SE 27th Avenue)
- South of Franklin Avenue (SOFA)
- Tower Hill
Read about the physical geography of Prospect Park.