Washburn Water Tower

Washburn Water Tower Landscaping Project a Go!

Great news! After a strong response of neighborhood support for the Washburn Water Tower Project, the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board voted to pursue the project with Minneapolis Water Works. Our kick off planting event is tentatively planned for June 2nd. Sign up here to indicate your interest in helping with the project.

Washburn Water Tower Project Details:

Although no longer used for drinking water, the tower is an important monument in our neighborhood. While the fence installed around the base of the tower reduced the number of graffiti incidents, it created a challenge with respect to landscape maintenance. Minneapolis Water Works, who owns and maintains the tower and its grounds, commissioned a low-maintenance landscape design plan from Tangletown Gardens. The conceptual design can be viewed Washburn-Tangletown-Planting Pallette. Minneapolis Water Works has cleared the area and plans to purchase the plant materials. The Tangletown Neighborhood Association, with neighborhood support, has agreed to provide volunteers for the initial planting. Additionally, the neighborhood will maintain the gardens by watering and weeding for the first two-three years while the plants are established.

Annika Bankston, Superintendent -Water Plant Operations & Maintenance attended the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board meeting on January 15th to tell us more about the plans. The board approved a partnership with Minneapolis Water Works on February 19th. Please contact info@tangletown.org with any questions or to indicate your interest in getting involved.