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Park System Plan

What is a park system plan?

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

Park bond

On November 6, 2018, Brooklyn Park voters passed a park bond referendum with 63% of the vote. Now, the City will continue to seek feedback from the community on refining the specifics for each project.

See park bond

Current projects

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park (formerly Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park)

Over the last year, the Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) and the City of Brooklyn Park have conducted more than 30 community engagement events to get feedback on the future redevelopment of the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park.

Read about Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

River Park master plan

Community outreach is taking place to develop a master plan for River Park.

View more about River Park

New clubhouse management and restaurant at Edinburgh USA Clubhouse

After a competitive selection process, the City is excited to announce that D’Amico & Partners will take over food and event services at Edinburgh USA starting on January 1, 2019. D’Amico & Partners is one of the most influential restaurant and catering operators in the Twin Cities.  D’Amico will be working with the Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority (EDA) to invest $1.5M into clubhouse and restaurant renovations.

The clubhouse restaurant, Girvan Grille, will be closing on January 1, 2019 for renovations and re-opening in early spring. To discuss your 2019 reservations, please contact them at 612-238-4444 or at eventmanagers@damico.com.

Eidem Homestead master plan

Eidem Homestead currently consists of 19 acres and two complete farmsteads (house, barn, chicken coop, and other outbuildings) that once belonged to John Jr. and Electa Eidem, and his son, Arthur Eidem. Through a grant, the City of Brooklyn Park bought John Jr.'s property in 1976 with the purpose of turning it into a living history farm as a means of preserving the city's agricultural history. Arthur's property was obtained in 1986.

Since 1979, Eidem Homestead has been offering a variety of programs, events, and hands-on activities to community members as way for them to learn and experience the city's history and turn of the 20th century farm life first hand. It's also been a destination for people of all ages to meet and connect with one another and enjoy the natural world. In order to enhance the user experience, and continue offering great programs and events for our community, a master plan for the site is being developed.

In November of 2017, Recreation and Parks leaders began working with Miller Dunwiddie to develop a 10-year master plan for Eidem Homestead. The plan will include development of a mission and vision statement for the site, an interpretation plan for programs and self-direction, and a facility development plan. The new plan will ensure that existing and future programming will meet our larger goals and work together to accomplish our mission; that customer and operational needs are being met; and that the site's physical aspects are being preserved.

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

Holiday hours

We are closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 and Tuesday, January 1.

September through May office hours

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, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Tanya Moore
Email Tanya Moore

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