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
A new playground for children ages 5-12, will be installed late this summer. Removal of old structure and installation of new will be timed as close together as possible to minimize closure of this park amenity. Residents will receive additional notice in advance of this closure when plans are finalized. The old playground structure will be donated to another country in need using the Kids Around the World Program.
Woodbury's first natural play area was installed last year and will open to the public later this summer! Additional site work continues with the installation of drainage tile and a wood fiber play surface for this new amenity. A large playground, designed for children ages 5-12, was also installed in April at this location. A new basketball court and looping trail connection will be built this May. Additional trees and park benches will be added to this new park, which is expected to be open to the public in late June.
Potawatomi Park and Odawa Park
Improvements will include trails, court, stormwater and amenity improvements. Questions can be directed to Mike Adams, assistant Parks and Recreation director at email@example.com or 651-414-3435.
Potawatomi Park Rendering
The new playground, which is designed for children ages 5-12, has been installed and is open to the public. The Parks and Forestry Division will complete site restoration and grass sedding of the area over the upcoming months.
Windwood Passage Park
Major construction continues as part of the redevelopment project for this neighborhood park, that started last year. A new playground designed for children between the ages of 5-12, has been installed and is open to the public. A new basketball and tennis/pickleball court will be installed along with new trails early this summer. Additional trees and stormwater improvements will also take place during this time. City staff will complete site restoration, turf renovation and irrigation repairs throughout the summer as this park remains open for use.
The Ojibway Park Project remains on schedule and activity onsite will dramatically increase over the next month. Temporary heat has been added to the building in preparation for pouring the concrete slabs in the basement and ground floor. Interior work on the building continues with insulation and drywall work starting in early May. Exterior site work started the week of April 15, and will progress through the end of June, with the addition of the new pathways, playground equipment and landscaping around the building.
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