Webber Park, 4400 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Webber Park

Webber Pond, 1985
Address: 4400 Dupont Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Camden, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year Established: 1908
Historic Function: Park
Current Function: Park

Camden Minneapolis Hennepin County

Webber Park, 4400 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(45.0342371° N, 93.2932178° WLatitude: 45°2′3.254″N
Longitude: 93°17′35.584″W
Webber Park consists of 19.88 acres of land, with close to one-tenth of it water. The park incorporates Shingle Creek which connects to both Webber Pond located on the northwest end of the park, and the Mississippi River to the east. This provides a unique setting for park activities and for the public library that sits on park land.


Site History

Webber Park was originally named Camden Park, and in the planning stages provoked vigorous debate since it would require condemnation of land and a property assessment for nearby property owners. The land was eventually acquired, and the park development unofficially started when Park Superintendent Theodore Wirth decided to dam up Shingle Creek to provide a pond and skating rink for the 1908-1909 season. In 1909 Charles and Mary Webber generously donated funds to build a swimming pool (with water fed by Shingle Creek) and a fieldhouse. The pool opened in 1910 and was named the John Deere Webber Memorial Baths, after their son who died at age nine. The couple also provided money to add a floor to the fieldhouse for library space (see Camden Branch Library), and in 1927 to make further improvements to the park. In 1939 the park was officially named Charles C. Webber Park.

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