Public Hearing to be Held for the Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center on 8/5/15

Public Hearing to be Held for the Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center on 8/5/15

Board of Commissioners will Consider Approval of Schematic Design

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public hearing on the proposed schematic design for the Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, August 5, at 6:30 at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis. It will cover site improvements, the new building, and revisions to the back-9 of the golf course. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall for an anticipated opening in the 2016-2017 winter season. After the public hearing, MPRB commissioners will consider approval of the schematic design.

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 towww.minneapolisparks.org/currentprojects and select “Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center”). In addition to attending the open house, the public is welcome to stay informed about the project by subscribing to e-mail updates atwww.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe or, if you are already a subscriber, by adding “Wirth Adventure and Welcome Center” to your subscription preferences.
 
CONTACT:
Adam Arvidson,
Project Manager
aarvidson@minneapolisparks.org
612-230-6470