The Tower Hill area of prospect park
Anchored by the city's famous Witch's Hat Water Tower, Tower Hill is the largest section of Prospect Park and the heart of the historic neighborhood. The section is bounded by SE University Ave to the north, St. Paul to the east, SE Franklin Avenue to the south and SE Arthur Ave to the west. It's best known for its tangle of winding streets dotted with apartment buildings, duplexes and single-family homes, many more than a century old.
The Witch's Hat Tower was built in 1913 atop the highest natural land area in Minneapolis. Today the structure is part of Tower Hill Park, a Minneapolis City Park. In the shadow of the tower sits Pratt Community School, a K-5 Minneapolis Public School and home to the neighborhood's Community Education program.
The areas of Prospect Park Neighborhood
Nine sub-neighborhoods comprise greater Prospect Park:
- 4th Street
- Bridal Veil Falls
- River Road
- Prospect North
- Stadium Village
- South of Franklin
- Tower Hill
Read about the physical geography of Prospect Park.