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.
The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is installing 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.
The project has required blocking off a section of Rosland park and lots of heavy equipment.
Major work completion: Expected end of November 2021
Final work: Spring 2022 (plantings and touchup)
Bristol & Mavelle Park
A concept plan has been approved for stormwater improvements and light recreational use of this open space that's also known as Lynmar Basin.
The City and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District are working on this project together.
Lewis Park Playground
The playground equipment at Lewis Park will be replaced in 2022.
Children and adults who visit Lewis Park are asked to take a short survey to let us know what style of playground they would like and what particular pieces, such as swings, slides and climbers.
Look for that survey soon at BetterTogetherEdina.org.
Completed Major Projects
- How was Arden Park improved?
The project by the City of Edina and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District made the following improvements to Arden Park:
o Improved water quality – the stormwater management features of this project keep 30 pounds of phosphorus and 18,000 pounds of sediment out of Minnehaha Creek every year
o Restored stream health and habitat – removing the 54th Street dam and re-meandering Minnehaha Creek restores over 2,100 feet of streambank, adds 230 feet of stream length, and creates diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitat
o Four new creek accesses allow paddling, tubing, fishing, or wading
o New park shelter and outdoor gathering space
o Enhanced open space
o Upgraded hockey rink
o Expanded trail network and new boardwalk
o 400+ new trees planted
o Invasive buckthorn and ash trees preventatively removed
o Expanded pollinator habitat
- Who takes care of the vegetation and weed maintenance at Arden Park?
Newly constructed areas of the park landscape will be cared for by the project contractors until fall 2022 and later maintained by the City of Edina. The contractor is responsible for:
- Invasive weed management
- Continued buckthorn management
- Spot herbicide treatment and mowing of perennial weeds along Minnehaha Boulevard
- Mowing of annual/biennial weeds along 54th Street and Brookview Avenue
- Watering and protection of newly planted trees
- Maintenance of plantings in the stormwater swales
- Streambank plantings
To report a concern related to one of these areas, please contact either the City of Edina project manager or the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District project manager.