Sheridan Memorial Park

A new picnic shelter is part of a major park improvement project at Sheridan Memorial Park.

Sheridan Memorial Playground Opening - Saturday October 5, 10:30 am–1 pm

Major park improvement project includes new playground, picnic shelter, basketball court and playable art! Join Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for a special event celebrating the completion of a collection of new amenities at Sheridan Memorial Park. Food, entertainment, and family-friendly activities will mark the occasion. More details forthcoming.

Local artist    Zoran Mojsilov    works on artwork installed at the new Sheridan Memorial Park playground, March 26, 2019.

Local artist Zoran Mojsilov works on artwork installed at the new Sheridan Memorial Park playground, March 26, 2019.

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About The Project

The Sheridan Memorial Park Improvements project features a new playground, picnic shelter, basketball court and playable art, along with benches, a drinking fountain, portable toilets and path connections. The $1.5 million project held a groundbreaking ceremony last October and construction took place over the last year. SNO contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and many volunteers to this renovation project, which was managed by MPRB. We are excited to collaborate with MPRB on the grand opening celebration and thank them for their hard work!

An illustration showing some of the new amenities at Sheridan Memorial Park.

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Northeast veterans, community members and public officials pose for a photo at the Sheridan Memorial Park Land Dedication event on Nov. 9, 2007.

Park History

A grand opening celebration for the Sheridan Veterans Memorial occurred on June 28, 2014 after nearly 20 years of planning, fundraising and environmental remediation. Read more of the park’s fascinating backstory on the MPRB website.
Currently the park centers on a large spherical sculpture of protective shields created by local artist Robert Smart. The sculpture is surrounded with quotes about peace engraved into granite and vertical markers describing the ten conflicts in which Minnesotans have served. Smart imbued the steel and granite markers with faces of veterans cast in iron. In 2016 the Mississippi East Bank Trail opened. The two-way, off-street, lighted riverfront trail runs through the park.