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.
Project Phase/Closures of Park Facilities
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)
Contact Jennifer Ringold, Manager Community Engagement and Citywide Planning at email@example.com or 612-230-6464.
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
- Draft Concepts
Monday, December 3, 2012
Two Open Houses Held in July 2012: Materials Presented at Open Houses
Additional Project Materials
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
- 6:30 p.m.
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters
- 2117 W River Rd
Monday, July 23, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Park History Farview, p. 57; North Commons, p. 181.