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
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