The park was acquired in 1961 at a time when the residents in Seward neighborhood were excited about developing a park that was closer to their home. In reflection of this dedication, Matthews Park was named in honor of Charles E. Matthews, a life long resident of the area, who was active in community affairs including lobbying for a park in his neighborhood.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board – Park Detail
Matthews Park in Minneapolis is near my home and I’ve blogged a bit about it in relation to our current winter (here and here and here or see the photos here).
Today I got a nice comment from Jason G. Matthews, grandson of Charles E. He also posted to his (looks brand new) blog.
Thanks for the nice comments, Jason, and you will probably see more photos of the park. My daughter played there and now her children are playing there.