Prospect Park is a historical and vibrant Minneapolis neighborhood that is known for its cohesive community spirit. In fact, Prospect Park’s community association – the Prospect Park Association – is the city’s first neighborhood association, founded in 1901. Situated on the border of St. Paul, the Mississippi River, and the University of Minnesota, the area is known for its hilly terrain and maze-like streets (somewhat of an anomaly in the Twin Cities), eclectic mix of residential, commercial and industrial development and historic landmarks. It also is known for its historic homes, many of which were built between 1915 and 1930 in the Craftsman, Prairie School, Tudor Revival and English Cottage.
Nine sections comprise the 1-¼ square mile neighborhood which offers an abundance of amenities, including shops, restaurants and a wide range of year-round art, education and cultural activities. Tower Hill is often cited as the city’s highest point and is home to the “Witch’s Hat” Water Tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.