Park Projects

Projects listed here  include significant equipment replacement, maintenance or work that disrupts parking or sections of a park. 

Please note some items are not actually Park & Recreation projects but happen to affect the listed park. They are listed for your convenience.

Current Projects

Braemar Arena Parking Lot

The project to replace the aging asphalt in the parking lots that serve both Braemar Arena and Courtney Fields is substantially complete.

The project includes security lighting to the parking areas and EV charging stations, though some of that won't be installed until spring 2023 due to supply chain issues.

Braemar Park

An ongoing study to test a variety of buckthorn control measures is happening in the northwest portion of the park, north of Braemar Golf Dome and east of Braemar Field and the Courtney Fields baseball complex.

The joint study with Resource Environmental Services (RES) will include different cutting techniques, application or herbicide or not, prescribed fire and other options. The goal is to identify opportunities for reduced use of herbicide, better ecological response and cost savings.  The buckthorn removal and ecological restoration of this study will benefit upcoming, but unrelated, improvements at Braemar Park, including mountain biking and walking trails. For more on those improvements, see the Braemar Park Master Plan page

Bristol & Mavelle Park

This project, also known as Lynnmar Basin, includes stormwater improvements and light recreational improvements  including a new walking path. Seeding and planting are scheduled for spring 2023.

The City and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District are working on this project together. 

Cornelia School Park - Lift Station #6

This is an Engineering Department project at 4400 72nd St.  to build a new lift station to replace the existing one that's at the end of its useful life. The project affects the south end of the park.

Fox Meadow Park Playground

The playground equipment at Fox Meadow Park is being replaced soon.

The Parks & Recreation Department is gathering input from nearby residents and park users on the playground design and  equipment that will be installed.   

Rosland Park

What's that big box by the parking lot? The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District installed a new stormwater filtration system to help keep phosphorous out of Lake Cornelia and downstream to Lake Edina. This should help the water quality and prevent outbreaks of dangerous blue-green algae. 

Strachauer Park

Development of a Master Plan for this park is underway and will include plans for replacing the playground equipment. Input from park users and nearby residents is driving this Master Plan. 

Tennis Court Renovations

The tennis courts at these three parks are being refurbished in fall and winter. They will reopen in spring with a fresh surface for players.

  • Countryside Park - asphalt installed. Fence repair and court painting set for spring 2023.

Weber Woods / Morningside Flood Infrastructure Project

A major Engineering project will lower and expand Weber Pond and the Lynn/Kipling Pond to store more floodwater to protect homes in the area from flooding due to climate change. 

Wooddale Park Playground

The playground equipment at Wooddale Park is being replaced soon.

The Parks & Recreation Department is gathering input from nearby residents and park users on the playground design and  equipment that will be installed.   

Upcoming Playground Projects

The Parks & Recreation Department has 25 playgrounds throughout the park system. Park Maintenance examines each playground and ranks it based on use, traffic patterns, worn items, environmental conditions such as rain and sun damage, and imagination in the structure. The City's Capital Improvement Plan calls for replacing the equipment at the highest priority ones.

Fox Meadow, Strachauer and Wooddale Park playground replacement efforts are underway (see above). 

Upcoming higher priority ones:

  • Todd Park
  • Walnut Ridge Park

Note that equipment replacement might happen in a different order than just priority based on nearby park, street or environmental projects, equipment delays and other factors.

Completed Major Projects

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