National Geographic : 1935 Mar
(c) National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd PEONIES ENLIVEN THIS PARK, ONE OF 140 THAT SURROUND AND PENETRATE MINNEAPOLIS The backbone of this park system is a chain of lakes ranging in size from tiny Spring Lake to the 425-acre Calhoun Lake. Insummer and winter thousands of people find the parks a playground literally at their front doors. More than 5,000 acres-oneacre toevery 90inhabitants-are devoted to parks. The city has 34 athletic fields, 44 baseball diamonds, 150 tennis courts, many toboggan slides, skijumps, golf courses, bathing beaches, and hockey rinks.