The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking the community’s input through a survey about future concession services at Lake Nokomis. The survey is available online and at Keewaydin, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Nokomis, McRae, Pearl and Sibley recreation centers until April 7.
The survey and collecting community input marks the next important step in the midst of the MPRB’s process of preparing to select a new food vendor for the Lake Nokomis concession. The existing concession building at Lake Nokomis no longer meets health department standards and has been closed for the past two summer seasons.
A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has been appointed to help determine community and park user preferences for concession services through a variety of methods including the survey. The committee will also help develop a request for proposals and provide recommendations to the Board for the preferred vendor. The CAC held its first meeting Feb. 23, 2012.
An open house is scheduled for March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Nokomis Community Center to gather ideas from the community.
Food service concessions in the Minneapolis Park System, such as Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun, Sea Salt at Minnehaha Park and Bread and Pickle at Lake Harriet, have proved very popular with the public. In addition to providing a much-needed service, the concessions also generate $500,000 in annual income for the MPRB.
If all goes according to schedule, a new concession will be ready to open in April 2013.
Click here to take the Lake Nokomis Concession Survey.
For more information, visit the Lake Nokomis Concessions project page or sign up to receive email updates.