20. Central Park

20 Central Park

Historic Walking TourThe Hennepin County Fair was first held in Hopkins at 11th and Mainstreet and by 1910 had expanded to the western edge of Central Park. A racetrack, grandstand, and permanent structures to house animals and farm displays were here for many years. The city bought the Fairgrounds in 1962 when the fair ended its 56-year run here. Today, the open park space complements the city facilities here.