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Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker delivers a fresh round of mini golf. Garden gnomes masquerading as foosball strikers, a scale model of a French chateau, mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club are just a few ingredients going into the 2013 edition of the artist-designed course. And purists, worry not: at least one hole includes a kitschy, oversize watering can.

For the two eight-hole courses, winning proposals from a group that included architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados were selected in January from an open call. Two more holes were designed and produced by students from a public sculpture class at the University of Minnesota, led by artist Chris Larson.

Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf is copresented by mnartists.org.

Hours

  • Open extended weekends, beginning September 12: Thursday, 5–10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am–10 pm; Sunday 10 am–8 pm.

  • Mini golf has been extremely popular this summer. Please expect a wait time. Longer wait times are likely in the evenings and on weekends.

Course Status Updates

For weather-related and course closure information, call 612.375.7697.

Free Mini Golf for New Members

Join the Walker as a new member and receive a free round of artist-designed mini golf for everyone included in the membership.

Private Party Reservations

For information about corporate rentals or private parties, please contact events@walkerart.org or call 612.253.3540.

Special Accommodations

For information about special accommodations, please contact info@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7697. Please note, mini golf is first-come, first-served for parties under 50 people.

For information about accessibility, please contact access@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7564.

Related Events

Funding

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s 25th-Anniversary Lead Sponsor

Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf Sponsor

Media partners ClearChannel, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and Star Tribune

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a project of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.