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Heritage Park at Batson's Corner


  1. Benches / Seating Area
  2. Garden
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Trails

Location & Features

Heritage Park is located at the corner of Wayzata Boulevard and Central Avenue. It is a small corner park celebrating the city's heritage. The park offers several perennial gardens and features a historic public bus shelter, extensive landscaping, a bricked lined walking path, and a number of benches. The park is used for community gatherings and yearly for Veteran's Day and Memorial Day ceremonies.

From 1912 to 2000, this area was known as Batson's corner because the Batson family farmed this southeastern portion of the land. After a number of commercial enterprise found success difficult on this high traffic corner, the city purchased this site in the late 1990's and it soon became the park to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

Armed Forces Memorial

The park includes a memorial to the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Heritage park bricks and benches honor loved ones or special occasions and form a beautiful pathway in this park.