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Park System Plan

 

What is a park system plan?

A park system plan is a 10-year plan that will identify current and future needs, priorities and improvements for all our parks, trails and recreation programs.

Why are we doing this?

We love our parks and we're getting close to having all of our land fully developed; now is the time to evaluate if open land needs to be identified for future parks and recreation facilities.

Frequently asked questions

Take the Park System Plan Survey

Make your voice heard with this short survey.

Starting point

We are not starting from scratch. We will be revisiting our Parks Master Plan done in 2012 to reaffirm our residents' desire for parks and reviewing the input gathered from the Brooklyn Park 2025 community plan about parks and facility needs and interests.

Parks Master Plan

Brooklyn Park 2025

Timeline

The planning and community engagement process will happen from May to October 2017. A final Parks and Recreation System Plan will be complete January 2018.

How can I be involved?

Attend community events starting in May (snacks and refreshments will be provided):

Take the park system plan survey

Sign up for email updates

Other park planning projects

While the Park System Plan will determine the priorities for the future of the Recreation and Parks system in Brooklyn Park, some planning projects are already under way.

Signature Event Area Park

The Signature Event Area Task Force is working on creating a space for large groups to gather and use amplified sound without disturbing nearby neighbors.

Signature Event Area Park

Park Plan

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and Environmental Nature Area

We are working with the Three Rivers Park District to develop a plan for the redevelopment of these two parks. We had more than 30 community meetings and other opportunities for feedback last year, which resulted in a draft concept plan for the parks.

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Coon Rapids Dam

Eidem Homestead and Historical Farm

We are updating the 1998 Eidem Homestead (Farm) Master Plan. We got input from the community during 2016.

Eidem Homestead and Historical Farm Master Planning Assessment (PDF)

Hometown ball field

We are engaging many youth baseball groups in developing a concept plan for the baseball fields at Noble Sports Park. Users have a vision for creating a “hometown ball field” which could include upgrades such as:

  • Seating
  • Storage
  • Concessions area
  • Batting cages
  • Other field amenities

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Office hours (these are not the hours for open skate)

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

Rebecca Dally-Peek
763-493-8215
Email Rebecca Dally-Peek

 
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