The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MNDOT) Twin Ports Interchange (TPI) project, which will reconstruct I-35/I-535/Hwy 53 to improve safety, is actively underway. Originally anticipated to take place in 2026, this phase of the project was expedited due the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Prior to TPI construction, Midtown Park was located entirely under the highway overpass at 20th Avenue West and 2nd Street and included a basketball court and a skatepark. The skatepark equipment has been moved to a resurfaced space at Keene Creek Park and will remain there for the duration of the TPI project. As part of the TPI reconstruction, Midtown Park will be rebuilt and relocated at 22nd Avenue W and W 1st Street.