For an open field on the edge of southeast Minneapolis, the Meadow doesn't look much like the verdant expanse its name suggests. But after a few days of rain, the grass and weeds in the Meadow--Holmes Park, officially--are bright as emeralds. Most summer nights find dozens of patrons packing the place, picnicking, shooting hoops, milling around the kids' playground and wading pool, which were installed in 1995 when Marcy Elementary School was built on one end of the block. And then there's the volleyball: long, lively matches on the two courts, whose patches of packed dirt have in recent months become more hotly contested than the... More >>>