MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is now officially closed for a complete reconstruction project that will take a year to finish. The reconstruction will replace irrigation, drainage and stormwater systems, upgrade the walkways and bathrooms, and improve energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
A new meadow at the north end of the Sculpture Garden will be filled with native plants that absorb stormwater runoff. A new, 80,000-gallon underground cistern will capture runoff and overflow from the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry and reuse it to irrigate the new landscape.
The Sculpture Garden will remain closed until the project is completed in summer of 2017. The Walker Art Center will remain open during the renovation, and the popular miniature golf is moving to the rooftop terrace.