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Park project updates

Recreation and Park projects that will begin planning in 2019 with construction in 2020-21:

  • Park Center High School turf and dome – Construction in summer 2019 and planned opening November 2019
  • Park Bond project (Phase I)
    • Planning for Park Redevelopment Project (Lakeland, Norwood and Hartkopf Park locations). See Park System Plan for current concept plans for the park.
    • Kitchen additions to Central and River Park shelters
    • Addition onto existing activity buildings at Willowstone, Monroe and Northwoods Park locations (day Camp locations)
    • Hometown Ball Park at Noble Sports Park
    • Wayfinding Plan for Trail System – Tied to Light Rail and Regional Trail System
    • Historic Eidem Farm Interpretive Plan – The Interpretive Plan is identified as an important first step in the implementation of the Master Plan. 
  • River Park development – Construction in 2020
  • Phase I development of Mississippi Gateway Regional Park – trail connections and parking lot (currently underway). Learn more here.
  • North Hennepin Ccommunity College/Hennepin County Library Plaza Park
  • Northern Trail Park playground replacement
    • As part of our annual playground replacement program, the playground at Northern Trail Park is being replaced this year.
    • The new equipment was purchased late in 2018 through a grant that the city received from the manufacturer, Game Time.
    • To begin the replacement process the old playground was removed May 22 and donated to “Kids Around the World,” a local nonprofit group that re-manufactures and finds new homes for the equipment. The new playground installation is scheduled to begin June 10 and should be completed by the end of June.
    • Here is a glance at what the new playground equipment will look like:

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