The Park Board has issued the following Press Release.
Open House for Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will host an open house to share the preferred design concept for the Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Theodore Wirth Chalet, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway.
At the open house, MPRB staff and consultants will be available to explain and answer questions about the design of a new building, site improvements, and revision of the back-9 of the Theodore Wirth Golf Course. The public will be able to provide design input, which will be taken into consideration when a final schematic design is presented to the MPRB Commissioners for approval. MPRB consideration of the schematic design is tentatively scheduled for August 5 and will include a public hearing.
The Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center is a collaborative project between the MPRB and the Loppet Foundation. This entirely new facility will include site improvements and a new building. It will focus on cross-country skiing, par-3 golf support, snowboarding, mountain bike racing, and snow-tubing. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall with revisions to the back-9 and will continue throughout 2016. It is expected that the Adventure and Welcome Center will be open in late 2016.
More information about the project can be found under Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center at the project webpage (or go to www.minneapolisparks.org/currentprojects and select “Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center” under Theodore Wirth Regional Park). In addition to attending the open house, the public is welcome to stay informed about the project by subscribing to e-mail updates at www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe or, if you are already a subscriber, by adding “Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center” to your subscription preferences.