We should name our downtown commons park - Prince Park or Purple Rain Park— Jacob Frey (@Jacob_Frey) April 21, 2016
Tough to lose a Minneapolis legend.
As Minneapolis responds to Prince's death with block parties and buildings and bridges lit in purple, one city council member is looking for a more permanent way to memorialize the Purple One.
Council Member Jacob Frey said Friday that he's exploring the idea of naming the new downtown park near U.S. Bank Stadium for Prince. So far, the park has been referred to as the Downtown East Commons, but Frey said the city has the ability to pick something different.
Frey said the idea is still "very preliminary" and will need to be vetted by Prince's family and other officials, but if it passes muster it could end up in front of the City Council.
"This park was meant to be the kitchen table of our city, where everybody comes together, and nobody brings people together like Prince," Frey said. "It could bring the space to a worldwide-destination status, honor a legend of Minneapolis, and serve for a lot of pride for our city."