It was supposed to open June 3, but heavy rain pushed that off to June 8. Now it's going to be more than a week before the Walker Art Center's artsy mini golf course opens.
The Walker's course will now open Saturday, June 17 – assuming there aren't any other delays.
The art center recently had to push off the grand opening of the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, too. A new piece depicting the gallows used to execute 38 Dakota men sparked controversy and protests.
The Walker decided to reschedule the Sculpture Garden's reopening for June 10 to give them time to take down the controversial piece.
Read the original story from May 22 below.
Putt-putters looking to get their fix of artsy mini golf will have to wait a little while longer: The past week's rain has delayed the reopening of the course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
The course is making its return to the ground after two years of renovations at the Sculpture Garden (which is itself still reopening on the planned date of June 3).
There will be four new holes along with 14 returning designs at the art-inspired putt-putt course. "A Tale of Two Cities" for example will give golfers the choice of choosing between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
When open, the course will operate between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for students, and $15 for Walker members and children aged 6-12. Children under 5 are free, and every ticket includes free admission to the Walker Art Center.
It rained a lot last week
The Twin Cities got more than 4 inches of rain over the past week, according to the National Weather Service.
Precipitation records were set at MSP Airport on both Wednesday and Saturday, when 1.81 and 1.47 inches of rain fell respectively.
The rain has swelled rivers in the upper Midwest, with flood warnings still in place at the Chippewa River in Durand, Wisconsin, and the Cottonwood River in New Ulm, Minnesota.