Cleveland’s Van Cleve: A Playground or a Pond » Van Cleve Park 1892 Plat Map

Before Van Cleve Park was named, it was referred to as 2nd Ward Park as seen here in the 1892 Plat Book for Minneapolis. The man-made pond took the place of what would have been the first “playground” in a Minneapolis park. (John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota)

Van Cleve skaters
Van Cleve Pond, 1905, Sweet, MHS rev.

2 comments so far

  1. tom on

    That pond made one huge skating rink that included a hockey rink with lights in the 40’s.

    • David C. Smith on

      That must have been pretty impressive. I bet the rinks were full in those days, too.

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