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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Park and Trail Improvements

Park Improvements

Crooked Lake Park
Reconstruction is nearly complete at Crooked Lake Park (13180 Crooked Lake Boulevard). Due to high demand, the existing fishing pier will be refurbished and a second fishing pier will be added slightly north along the shore. The entire park project is expected to be complete in October. Picnic shelter reservations will not be available until 2019. The new park improvements include:

  • Improved tennis court
  • Picnic shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Sand volleyball
  • Trails
  • Fishing piers
  • Native plantings
  • Central plaza
  • Playground
  • Parking lot expansion

Riverwind Park
Construction has begun at Riverwind Park (11747 Crocus St.). The park is unusable in 2018. Improvements will include:

  • Basketball and Pickleball courts
  • Improved parking
  • Open space
  • Park building renovation
  • Trails
  • Playground

The Riverwind Park community building has been a topic of conversation for several years. The challenge was trying to determine if the building should be demolished or renovated. Based on input from the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council, it was decided to keep the building as a community space and renovate the areas of the building that need immediate attention, which is the entrance area and west side of the building (where the former Teen Center was located). Improvements to this specific area will include new air conditioning, new furnace, window and door replacements, LED lighting, new flooring, bathroom upgrades, improved insulation and roof replacement. The entire building will have exterior stucco rehabilitation and painting. Any repairs to the interior of the east side of the building will be decided at a later time. In addition, site improvements are also required to connect the new park improvements to the building, which include additional removals, irrigation revisions, and sidewalk and trail connections.  The total budget for these project additions is approximately $345,000 and will be paid for out of park improvement funds.

Trail and Sidewalk Improvements
The City is closing sidewalk gaps which include:

  • A segment on 115th Avenue, west of University Avenue.
  • Miscellaneous small gaps on the north side of Coon Rapids Boulevard between the City of Anoka and Hanson Boulevard.
  • A section of Coon Rapids Boulevard between Springbrook Drive and 93rd Avenue.

Construction is expected to take place late summer and early fall, with completion by the end of October.

Three new sections of trail are complete at Burl Oaks Park (149 120th Lane), Vineyards Park (11947 Vintage Street) and Prairie Oaks Park (1455 127th Avenue).

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