Minnehaha Refectory Reinvestment Plan
Location: Minnehaha Park
The MPRB is planning improvements to the Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) building and immediate site area. The Refectory currently houses Sea Salt Eatery, located at 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive in Minnehaha Park.
Closure of Park Facilities
The Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) will be closed 11/1/2014 through 4/1/2015 for renovations.
Limited areas within the grounds and paths immediately surrounding the building will be closed for shorter periods between April and July 2015.
This project is currently in the construction phase. Limited building improvements were completed in early spring 2014 with subsequent construction resuming late fall 2014 continuing through spring 2015.
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
- The Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) will be closed late fall 2014 (exact date to be determined) through spring 2015 for renovations.
- Limited areas within the grounds and paths immediately surrounding the building will be closed for shorter periods for during the renovations.
- Building and site improvements planned to start late fall and through 2015:
- New roof
- Restroom updates
- Remove ceiling and add new lighting in Pavilion
- Improve queuing and kitchen areas for Sea Salt Eatery
- Improve existing outdoor seating
- Added walking path from parking lot to the Falls around the outdoor seating
- Additional bike parking
- Limited building improvements completed
- Behind-the-counter improvements at Sea Salt Eatery including stairs to the basement for additional storage
- Removal of the hot plates in the Pavilion
- Opening three archways on the north side of the Pavilion
October 23, 2013
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A public hearing was held November 6, 2013. The Board adopted the resolution for the Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan for the Refectory Building and Immediately-Surrounding Park Area at Minnehaha Falls.
Public Hearing –November 6, 2013
- Planning Committee of the MPRB
Site Plan concepts as of October 23, 2013
Public Open House #2 – September 19, 2013
Public Open House #1 – August 29, 2013
- Discussion of needs and opportunities
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For historical information, see page 169 in David C. Smith's Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More: Park History
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