The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance and development of the parks, trails and open space system throughout the city. Currently, the system consists of approximately 3,290 acres of city-owned property, 148 miles of trails, 123 athletic fields, including school fields, 46 play structures, 76 sport court facilities, 55 named parks and open spaces, which includes five large community parks and more than 31 miscellaneous park buildings. The division also mows more than 540 acres of park and boulevard turf and maintains more than 14,000 trees within these mowed areas.
2019 Park Improvement Projects
Potawatomi Park and Odawa Park
The city will be accepting public input on improvements to Potawatomi and Odawa Parks through Friday, Jan. 18. Improvements will include trails, court, stormwater and amenity improvements. If you are interested in providing feedback, please take the survey below or contact Mike Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org by email or 651-414-3435 by phone.
Proposed Potawatomi Park Improvements
Potawatomi Park Rendering
Ojibway Park Project
2018 Park Improvement Projects
Wedgewood Heights Park - Tennis court reconstruction will take place as part of the annual Parks Pavement Project. This project will include initial borings to verify soils, followed by a totally new surface, new paint, new 10-foot black vinyl fence, additional drainage under the courts, some upgrades to benches and bench pads, including extending bench pad to incorporate job box, some trail repair following construction and drainage installation. This work is tentatively expected to wrap up in late October.
Fairway Meadows Park - Project includes color coating the basketball and tennis courts and basketball net adjusted to new standards.
Parks and Playgrounds
Windwood Passage Park - Future plans include replacing the existing playground with a new play structure, correcting drainage issues with the installation of a storm pond, and complete reconstruction of the tennis and basketball courts. This basketball court will meet new basketball standards. The playground is tentatively expected to be installed in September. Pond and court plans are in the final stages of completion. This work is also tentatively expected to begin at the end of August or early September. View the playground renderings.
Ridgegate Park - This playground is in the design phase with Flagship Recreation. Removal of the existing play structure will begin in September. A project timeline and updates will be provided as they become available.
Oehlke Park - Playground equipment has been purchased and will be installed spring of 2019. One will be a large traditional style playground and one will be a smaller, natural play area. Both playgrounds will be geared toward ages 5-12. Installation of a basketball court and additional trail is expected to complete by the end of November, pending weather conditions.View the playground renderings.
- Stonemill Farms Park - Playground is now open! The playground surface has been replaced, as well as turf restoration and drainage improvements.
New Trail Construction/Reconstruction
Projects include reconstruction segments of trail throughout the city, which are in poor condition and showing signs of severe surface raveling and large sections of trail in need of reconstruction.
Trail Improvement Projects