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Park system improvement updates

There are many other exciting improvements happening within the city and park system and we look forward to engaging our residents as we move through the implementation process with the following projects.

You can find more park projects here

River Park

Goal

Create a river destination park that highlights natural resources and focuses on picnicing and gathering. Strengthen the community connection to the river by providing opportunities to access the river visually and physically.

Next Steps

  • City to further engage with the community to refine the master plan and meet with permitting agencies for storm water and shore restoration plan and permits.
  • Start construction in the spring of 2020, with Grand Opening in July 2021

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Lakeland Park

Goal

Create welcoming, accessible, and improved park to support neighborhood programming, day camp use, integrate community gardens, small group gathering areas and trail connections to the Crystal Lake Regional Trail.

Next Steps

  • City to engage the community in development of the park Master Plan (September 2019-March 2020).
  • In the fall of 2019, city to rehab existing recreation building
  • Develop final designs and bid in 2020 with anticipation of park redevelopment in 2021–22.

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Norwood Park

Goal

  • Create improved park amenities to support neighborhood programming, pickleball court support structures, incorporate restroom and recreation building to support future day camp site.

Next Steps

  • City to engage the community in development of the park Master Plan (September 2019-March 2020).
  • Develop final designs and bid in 2020 with anticipation of park redevelopment in 2021–22.

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Hartkopf Park

Goal

Expand and support youth and family sports and programming that leverages partnership with nearby school. Proactively manage natural resources to include oak savanna restoration; incorporate nature play areas and educational/interpretive opportunities.

Next Steps

  • City to engage the community in development of the park Master Plan (September 2019–March 2020)
  • Develop final designs and bid in 2020 with anticipation of park redevelopment in 2021–22.

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