Project Location

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

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Project Manager

Dana Murdoch
Phone: 612-230-6446

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Current Phase: Construction Documents
Construction: August – October 2019

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and subsequent demolition of the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska, MPRB is planning improvements at the site to disconnect outdated and restore basic services for park users and vendors.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

  • Disconnect existing water service and sanitary lines – October 2019
  • Pave site – September 4-6, 2019, for site preparation and September 9-10 for paving
  • Restore electricity and install new electrical pedestal – August 2019 (complete)
  • Install new drinking fountain – October 2019

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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.