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Farview and North Commons Athletic Field Renovations

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has been working with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and other local funders to identify athletic fields in need of renovation. Fields at Farview and North Commons parks emerged as top candidates to receive donations for improvements. Approved improvements focus on the softball diamond in the southwest corner of North Commons Park and the full ball field area at Farview Park. They will include artificial turf and new players benches at both parks.

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Background

Project Phase/ Closures of Park Facilities

Plans for both parks were approved at the September 19, 2012 Park Board meeting. The agreement with Cal Ripken Sr Foundation for the park renovation was approved on June 5, 2013.

The North Commons Park softball field (in the southwest corner) is under construction and is expected to be complete in mid-September. The field will be closed during construction. Please contact North Commons Park Recreation Center for information about programming changes during construction.

Farview Park field construction is expected to start September 3, 2013 and last throughmid-November. The fields will be closed during construction. Please contact Farview Park Recreation Center for information about programming changes during construction. During construction, the football program will be moved to Nellie Stone Johnson School.

Current Activity – (released or decided upon for the project)


DATE

Phase

 

8/29/13 Construction Update – North Commons and Farview Park Field Renovation
6/5/13 Design Board Action: Resolution Approving the Covenants and Agreement with Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation for Field Renovations at Farview and North Commons Parks
11/20/12 Design News Release: Park Board seeks ideas from community for Farview Park athletic field renovation
9/19/12 Design Board Action: Resolution Approving a Proposal for Athletic Field Renovations at Farview Park and North Commons Park with Donor Funds in Collaboration with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation

8/23/12

Pre-planning

News Release: Public hearing on proposed plans for field renovations at North Commons and Farview Parks 

7/12/12

Pre-planning

News Release: Field renovations proposed for North Commons and Farview Park

6/6/12 Pre-planning Study Report – Item 5.1: Cal Ripken, Sr Foundation and Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

Contact Information

Contact Jennifer Ringold, Manager Community Engagement and Citywide Planning at jringold@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6464.

Community Engagement 

Community Meetings:

Monday, January 7, 2013

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Farview Recreation Center, 629 29th Ave N
  • Farview Park concept designs presented for community review and comment
  • Agenda
  • Notes
  • Draft Concepts

Monday, December 3, 2012

Two Open Houses Held in July 2012: Materials Presented at Open Houses  

Additional Project Materials

Public Hearing:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters
  • 2117 W River Rd

Open Houses:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Background

Park History Farview, p. 57; North Commons, p. 181.

 

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