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City Council approves the 10-year Parks and Recreation System Plan

March 29, 2018 02:47 PM
Park System Planning
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After nearly a year of community engagement efforts, on Monday, February 5, 2018, Brooklyn Park City Council approved the 10-year Parks and Recreation System Plan.

The City Council has authorized staff to work with the Trust for Public Land to find an outside resource to assist with a community poll. The goal of the poll is to gauge the community's interest and willingness to support a Park Bond Referendum to be included on the November 6,
2018 election ballot.

The System Plan identifies:

  • Community priorities and current gaps in the park system
  • Opportunities for development or redevelopment within all 60 of the City parks, ensuring equitable distribution and access to facilities and services throughout the community
  • Priority trail system enhancements throughout the community
  • Specific areas within the community that would best accommodate expanded special use facilities
  • Specific properties within the City that with a willing seller, could be acquired to support the park system
  • Specific natural areas within the park system to be proactively managed

Specific recommendations within the System Plan include:

  • Expansion of natural resource areas and habitat preservation
  • Opportunities to connect people to the Mississippi River to include shore fishing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Adding multi-purpose indoor spaces with artificial turf, gymnasiums space and walking track
  • Improvements to the CAC to include an addition of a family aquatic center
  • Development of the Signature Event Park to provide for large group picnic areas to include amplified sound
  • Expanded trail system with connectivity to parks and key destinations within the City and improved lighting for year-round use

More information

A copy of the 10-Year Parks and Recreation System Plan is available.

Visit the Park System Plan


Feel free to contact Jody Yungers, Director of Recreation and Parks, if you have any specific questions related to the System Plan.

Email Jody Yungers



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