Marquette Plaza is home to the Marquette Plaza Lawn–also known as the R.A. Bloch Cancer Survivors Park. This is the only public green space in Downtown Minneapolis. The 1.5 acre public park is not only a functioning green roof for the parking structure below, it is a gateway to the property and offers beautiful native deciduous landscaping, making it a perfect place for a relaxed gathering or public functions. The park features a 104 foot horizontal granite water fountain, a Cancer Survivor sculpture and numerous seating areas amidst the lush greenery.
The Plaza Lawn has been awarded the “Best Park–Large Scale” by the Minneapolis DID and has continued to be awarded the “Encore Award–Best Plaza” for the last several years. The Plaza Lawn is used by the tenants and the public at large for lawn games, group fitness, children’s reading times by the Minneapolis Central Library, art installations, tournaments, city festivals, picnics, and more.