Community Advisory Committee Will Discuss Designs for Focus Areas and the Whole Park

Community Advisory Committee Will Discuss Designs for Focus Areas and the Whole Park

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is continuing its planning process for Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park with a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on Tuesday, July 29, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Nokomis Community Center. This is the fourth of five planned CAC meetings this year.

The general public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to comment on the master plan.

At the July 29 meeting, the CAC will look at and discuss initial ideas for the Regional Park as a whole and for focus areas including the Nokomis main beach, the Hiawatha recreation area, and Cedar Avenue crossings. MPRB consultants will also provide a primer on water quality in Lakes Nokomis and Hiawatha.

Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park includes approximately 660 acres of land surrounding Lakes Nokomis and Hiawatha. From May 2014 through June 2015 MPRB is preparing a master plan for the whole park, as well as plans for improvements to the 54th Street “Triangle Park” playground, Lake Nokomis Beach playground, paved bike and walk trails, and shorelines around Lakes Nokomis and Hiawatha. Due to funding restrictions, this project will not consider Hiawatha Golf Course. Project details are available online at www.minneapolisparks.org/currentprojects (select Nokomis-Hiawatha from the planning section topic list), or by contacting Project Manager Adam Arvidson at 612-230-6470 or aarvidson@minneapolisparks.org.

In addition to attending the upcoming CAC meeting, the public may provide input and stay informed about the project in the following ways:

Attend the 5th CAC meeting, which will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm on August 26 at the Nokomis Community Center. There will be a public comment period at the conclusion of each meeting.

Sign up to receive e-mail updates by subscribing at www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe or, if you are already a subscriber, by adding “Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park” to your subscription preferences.

Attend the second Community Open House at 6:30-8:30 p.m. on August 14 at the Nokomis Community Center.

Attend a public hearing tentatively scheduled for late 2014. Once details are known, public hearing information will be posted online, emailed to project subscribers, and distributed to local media.

CONTACT:

Adam Arvidson, Project Manager aarvidson@minneapolisparks.org

612-230-6470