Washington Square Park, Stillwater Minnesota


Washington Square Park, Stillwater, Minnesota

Being a thriving town with a diverse population, Stillwater, Minn., has numerous parks for residents to enjoy. The oldest in the city is Washington Square Park – and until recently, it was a dated space with few amenities. Largely ignored by the majority of citizens, the park was infrequently used – until one couple decided it was time for a change.

The transformation of Washington Square Park in Stillwater, MN

The generosity of a Stillwater couple was the catalyst for updating the dated park space into the beautiful recreational area it is today. Their vision was to create an attractive park that not only benefitted adjacent residents, but one that would serve all Stillwater residents, family and friends as a gathering space for picnics, recreation and quiet walks. 

The makeover of Washington Square Park was dramatic – a true testament to what can happen when city officials, residents and construction professionals come together with a common goal. Braden Construction partnered with the experts at Thorbeck Architects to plan, implement and complete a variety of upgrades, breathing new life into the outdoor space. 

Updates and design

Our process of open communication and working closely with architects throughout the entire construction process helped achieve stunning results for Washington Square Park. Creating synergy with the surrounding neighborhoods and embracing the historic personality of the town, some of the main updates to the park include:

Picnic shelters with the ornamental iron imported from England

Many flower gardens

Play areas for families

A gazebo and other sitting areas covered with decorated metal roofs

Paths and public restrooms.

The original baseball diamond was retained

Today, Washington Square Park is a gem in the city of Stillwater and sure to be enjoyed by families for many years to come. Learn more about our experience with commercial and municipal construction projects and see the Braden difference.

Architecture by Thorbeck Architects

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