Trailhead building opens at Theodore Wirth Regional Park
Tuesday morning marked the beginning of a new era for Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Golden Valley.
“This new outdoor hub will bring together people of all ages, experience level and backgrounds to enjoy the great outdoors,” said Mary Merrill, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board superintendent.
The 14,000-square-foot structure will serve as a starting point for outdoor adventure. The Trailhead features a shop where you can buy, rent and repair equipment. There’s also a spacious seating area. And it will soon be home to a Cajun restaurant.
“It just fills you with this energy that makes you want to get outside and do things,” said Bert Jackson, the Trailhead director. “I think it’s a powerful place.”
Construction on the Trailhead took about a year. It cost $10 million to build. Funding for the project came from Minneapolis Parks and private donations.