THE PARK BOARD'S 2008 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

At the Park Board’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 8, 2008, Brian Rice discussed the following capital projects, which are the Park Board’s bonding priorities for this Legislative session:

1. Grand Rounds Scenic Byway–$10,000,000 + $2,000,000.
Includes the missing link and relighting.

2. Regional Park Playgrounds–$2,000,000
The targeted regional parks to get new equipment are Lakes Calhoun, Harriet, Nokomis and Theodore Wirth; Boom Island and Minnehaha Park.

3. Father Hennepin Regional Park–$1,000,000.
Begin the rehabilitation of this historic park including trails, picnic area, lighting, signage, stairs, bluff and slope stabilization.

4. Theodore Wirth Regional Park–$5,000,000.
Continue Winter Recreation Area redevelopment to include tubing, XC skiing, and snow boarding. Also continue development of JD Rivers Children’s Garden.

5. Health & Wellness Centers–$2,700,000
Build three 3,000 square foot additions to existing community recreation centers to provide a response to the obesity crisis.