Comparing Theodore Wirth, Central Park

OK, it’s only 743 acres, compared to its (much more) famous peer’s 843 acres. And it’s technically located on the city’s west side.

However, for sheer sprawl, topography, and wildlife (animals, not people), Minneapolis’ Theodore Wirth Park arguably rivals — or surpasses — New York City’s Central Park.

And if you consider Theodore Wirth as part of the City’s famous Chain of Lakes (Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar, Harriet, Nokomis) — which makes sense, because it’s all physically contiguous — the total acreage is easily 3x-4x the size of Central Park.

With a whole lot fewer people . .
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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