Folwell

Location and General Characteristics

Folwell neighborhood is located in northwestern Minneapolis, extending north to south from Dowling Avenue North to Lowry Avenue North, and east to west, from Dupont Avenue North to Penn Avenue North. The neighborhood is anchored by Folwell Park. The park and neighborhood were named for Dr. William W. Folwell, first president of the University of Minnesota. Folwell neighborhood was built at the beginning of the 20 th century with mainly single-family housing for families of moderate income.

Folwell Park in Folwell neighborhood serves as a park and recreation hub for the entire Camden Community. The park was created in 1917 and it's located between Humboldt and Knox avenues. It covers six city blocks.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011