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.
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
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):
Join the Community Advisory Team (has been filled)
Take the park system plan survey
Watch for updates on this website and/or:
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
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
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:
Other field amenities
Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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.