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Bottineau Field Park

2000 Second St. NE
612-370-4958

Located adjacent to New Visions School, this 7-acre complex is a popular gathering place for people of all ages. The domed Bottineau Fieldhouse is the first of its kind in the Minneapolis Park System.

History:

Bottineau Park was named for Pierre Bottineau, one of the first settlers of St. Anthony, who owned a large portion of what is now northeast Minneapolis. According to a 1975 compilation of the names of park properties, Bottineau at one time had platted the land for a park. In 1933, the Polish Central Organization petitioned to change the name of the park to Pulaski Field, but that request was never approved. Kazimierz Pulaski was a Polish soldier who became a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and is credited with establishing the first cavalry in the U. S. Army.



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