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
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.