Our vibrant, urban Kutzky Park neighborhood is located in the heart of Rochester, Minnesota, a few blocks west of the Mayo Clinic. It is bounded by Civic Center Drive to the north, 6th Avenue NW to the east, South 2nd Street to the south and Highway 52 to the west. Our neighborhood is just off Highway 52, behind Miracle Mile Shopping Center and is accessible from the 2nd St SW or Civic Center Drive exits.
Kutzky Park is distinguished by its tree-canopied streets and beautiful older homes in a wide diversity of architectural styles, including: Craftsman, Bungalow, Four Square, English Cottage, Cape Cod, and Colonial. In fact, the distinction of having the oldest framed structure in Rochester – a private home built in 1856, prior to Minnesota statehood – belongs to our neighborhood. Several homes within our borders were designed by the Ellerbe architecture firm that designed the most beautiful older Mayo Clinic buildings.
The scenic Kutzky Park runs along Cascade Creek on the northern side of the neighborhood. The park has mature trees, a modern playground, open green space, baseball and picnic facilities, and connects to Rochester’s extensive and ever-expanding bikepath system.
Our neighborhood is surrounded by employment, shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities. Mayo Clinic and downtown Rochester are only a few blocks to the east, Miracle Mile Shopping Center is on the western edge, Barlow Plaza with HyVee and other businesses are north, and to the south: St. Mary’s Hospital, hotels, and restaurants. Many residents walk or bike to work.
About our Association:
The Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association (KPNA), formed in 1996, is an association of home owners, businesses, landlords, renters, and other people who either live or work in the Kutzky Park area. There are no membership fee or annual dues associated with membership in the KPNA. We strive to improve and maintain the livability and safety of our Kutzky Park neighborhood.
- To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the Kutzky Park neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods.
- To meet with governmental representatives; report to governmental committees, agencies, boards; and generally to attempt to help local and state lawmakers establish enforceable legislation and policies to help protect and improve the livability of the Kutzky Park neighborhood, the City of Rochester, and Olmsted County.
- To provide an open process by which all members of the Kutzky Park neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the KPNA.
- To provide an organizational structure through which the KPNA membership can coordinate projects and events to enhance community livability and vibrancy.
Our members live, work or own a business in Kutzky Park. There are no membership dues and there is no obligation to join.
Meetings and Activities
The association holds general meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the United Way Building, 903 W. Center St #100. Association events and activities include semi-annual Park Clean-Ups (spring and fall), a progressive dinner/brunch/wine-tasting party three times a year (Kutzky Krawl), the KPNA Block Party in June, and National Night Out picnics in August.
President – Jesse Welsh
Vice President – Tim Hawkins
Secretary – Emily Lynch
Treasurer – open
Philanthropy – Jesse Welsh
Development – open
Communications – Emily Lynch
Social – Tim Hawkins/Jacque Jones