NEIGHBORHOODSCity Center Mankato is comprised of three distinct and defined residential neighborhoods. Each a unique character and often similar housing styles. The neighborhoods are each named after a public park they encompass.
The Lincoln Park Neighborhood was named after the small triangular park in the northern portion of the district, honoring President Abraham Lincoln. With a quality blend of 19th-and early 20th century architecture, the Lincoln Park neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. As it remains today, it is one of the most intact late 19th and 20th century will-maintained residential neighborhoods in outstate Minnesota. It has 249 historically contributing buildings listed on the National Register. Home styles include Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, French Second Empire, Italianate, Craftsman, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival. Examples of vernacular Victorian-era design are common and several examples of American Foursquare style and Prairie School also exist.
Washington Park clusters along the long, wide central park space. Although similar in period to the Lincoln Park homes, these houses and lots are smaller and narrower for higher density.
Sibley Park is Mankato’s third extremely distinctive neighborhood, located on low-lying land by the river. this neighborhood has a cluster of well preserved midcentury modern homes around the prominent park.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONSMankato fosters community pride and encourages citizen involvement to help maintain and improve the community’s quality of life and to plan for its future. Each City Center Mankato neighborhood has unique priorities and citizens who have the opportunity to organize, build bridges of communication among neighbors and collaborate with city government to provide ane encourage responsiveness between city officials and the neighborhoods. Currently, City Center Mankato has two active neighborhood associations--Lincoln Park and Washington Park.
For more information on the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, contact Drew or Dawn Campbell at 507.387.2408 or email email@example.com.
For more information on the Washington Park Neighborhood Association, contactthe City of Mankato Community Development staff at 507-387-8620
If you are intrested in starting a neighborhood association, call the City of Mankato Community Development staff at 507-387-8620.