I ventured to the Northern border of Minneapolis today for a post-Twin Cities Marathon inspired workout in Columbia Park. A cute quiet sliver of a neighborhood is tucked in between 37th Ave NE to the North and Columbia Golf Course to the South.
A train track and powerline run along the Southern border of the neighborhood just to the North of the Golf Course.
At 53F degrees, golfers were bundled up. The course appears to be in great shape.
Columbia Parkway runs along the South of the tracks on the Western end, then tucks underneath before climbing:
There is some noticeable terrain along this stretch. I felt it.
But there is a reward for climbing the hill. Check out the view the homes have of the Minneapolis skyline.
At Central Ave NE, I could see all the way to Columbia Heights.
From there, I tucked back into the neighborhood and zig-zagged my way through the many short streets, including 36 1/2 Ave.
This small park sits at the center of a divided Architect Ave at 36th Ave NE (NE Minneapolis has a thing for intersecting streets with the same suffix like two avenues crossing – non-Euclidian geometry.)
Here’s something that I haven’t seen in other parts of the city to date. What’s with the elevated city water hookups?