Project Location

3000 East Bde Maka Ska Parkway
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park

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Project Managers

Cliff Swenson
Phone: (612) 230-6473

Julia Roessler
Phone: (612) 230-6463

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Current Phase: Construction
Construction: August 2019 – Spring 2020

December 2019 Update

Pavement over the former building site was completed this fall, however the drinking fountain installation is postponed to spring 2020. Back to Project Page

September Update

Electrical service restored, asphalt paving scheduled, fencing will come down, drinking fountain scheduled to be installed in October

Site Work Planned for August – October 2019

After the fire and subsequent demolition of the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska, MPRB is planning improvements at the site to disconnect outdated and restore basic services for park users and vendors.

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Project Milestones

  • Restore electricity and install new electrical pedestal – August 2019 (complete)
  • Pavement over former building site – September 2019 (complete)
  • Disconnect existing water service and sanitary lines – Spring 2020
  • Install new drinking fountain – Spring 2020

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The Pavilion at Bde Maka Ska suffered irreparable fire damage May 16, 2019, and was subsequently razed leaving the foundation and floor in place. The pavilion provided comfort facilities and most recently home to MPRB’s food vendor, Lola’s on the Lake. The building and associated concessions had become iconic in marking the lake and lake activities.