Did You Know

The Prospect Park Water Tower is said to be the inspiration for the Bob Dylan song, “All Along the Watchtower.”

Dylan would have routinely seen the Water Tower while living in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis, adjacent to the University of Minnesota, in 1959.

Prospect Park

To visitors from the east, Prospect Park is the gateway to Minneapolis, home to hundreds of University of Minnesota students, and the locale for several notable shops and restaurants.

The Prospect Park area is immediately east of the University of Minnesota East Bank campus and health services complex. Specifically, Prospect Park is bounded by a major railroad yard to the north, Saint Paul to the east, the Mississippi River to the south and the Stadium Village area of the University of Minnesota to the west. The most prominent landmarks in Prospect Park are the Prospect Park Water Tower (with its prominent witch’s hat top) and Tower Hill Park.

Prospect Park District Map

Families reside in single-family homes near Tower Hill Park, university students live in apartments on the west side, and the northern section is a mix of light industry, rail yards and grain silos. University Avenue in Prospect Park is also home to a wide mix of retail businesses and restaurants.

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