Project Location

Hiawatha Golf Club
4553 Longfellow Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Project Manager

Michael Schroeder
Phone:
 612-230-6467
Email: mschroeder@minneapolisparks.org

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Language Resources

Correo Electrónicopreguntas@minneapolisparks.org

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Status

Current Phase: Planning
Construction: TBD

CAC Application

CAC Application (external link)

Hiawatha Golf Statement issued to clarify efforts and October 4 resolution to continue operating 18-hole golf course until new master plan for property is adopted and implementation begins

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has been working diligently to address the recreational impacts and environmental concerns related to the volume of groundwater being pumped at the Hiawatha Golf Course since it was discovered following the June 2014 flooding. The MPRB held nine public meetings held between January 2015 and July 2017, where […]

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approves reduced pumping for Hiawatha Golf Course

At its August 9 meeting, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners approved a resolution, which directs MPRB staff to apply for a groundwater appropriations permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to reduce pumping at the Hiawatha Golf Course property from the current amount of 242 million gallons of groundwater to 94 […]

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October 4, 2017- Board of Commissioners approves resolution clarifying that 18-hole golf course will remain open until new master plan is adopted and implementation begins

August 9, 2017 – Board of Commissioners approves reduced pumping for Hiawatha Golf Course

July 3, 2017 – Survey Released for Public Input

July 3, 2017Project Update Released

June 21, 2017Public Meeting, Phase Two Final Presentation and Questions

May 18, 2017Public Meeting, Phase Two Update and Small Group Discussion on Concepts

April 20, 2017 – Public Meeting, Phase Two Update and Use Workshop

March 30, 2017Public Meeting, Phase Two Update

March 6, 2017Project Update Released

February 2, 2017Project Update Released

November 29, 2016Public Meeting, Groundwater Pumping Update – Phase One Conclusion

November 4, 2016Project Update Released

November 2, 2016 – Staff Update to MPRB Board of Commissioners

October 18, 2016Project Update Released

June 14, 2016Public Meeting, Groundwater Pumping Update

Spring 2016 – Back Nine Holes Open, Full Course is Open for Play

February 16, 2016Project Update Released

January 27, 2016Project Update Released

December 8, 2015Project Update Released

November 23, 2015Project Update Released

November 6, 2015Project Update Released

October 7, 2015MPRB Board of Commissioners Approve Contract with Barr Engineering – Phase One Start

October 1, 2015Project Update Released

September 23, 2015Project Update Released

September 15, 2015Project Update Released

September 15, 2015Public Meeting, Draft Concepts on Hold and Public Information Meeting Changed Focus to New Groundwater Data

September 11, 2015 – New Groundwater Data Received from City of Minneapolis Public Works Related to High Levels of Groundwater Pumping at Golf Course

August 25, 2015Announcement of Third Public Meeting to Reveal Draft Concepts

April 7, 2015Project Update Released

February 2, 2015Public Meeting, Restoration Improvements Workshop

January 13, 2015Public Meeting, Presentation of Preliminary Storm Damage Assessment and FEMA Reimbursement Potential

Fall 2014 – Front Nine Holes Open for Play

September 2014 – Preliminary Storm Damage Assessment Conducted

July 2014 – Federal Disaster Declared

July 2, 2014 – Floodwater Starts to Recede

June 19, 2014 – Golf Course Closes

June 2014 – 11.36 Inches of Rain Fall on Hiawatha Golf Course

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Community Engagement

  • Survey #1, [PDF] Original Hiawatha Golf Course Survey Started January 27, 2015, Prior to Groundwater Pumping Data Knowledge
  • Survey #2, [PDF] Survey Started September 18, 2015, After Discovery of New Groundwater Pumping Data
  • Survey #3, active now through Sunday July 9, 2017 – Results Coming Soon

Past Meetings

June 21, 2017 – Public Meeting Summary

May 18, 2017 – Hiawatha Golf Course Assessment/Groundwater Presentation [PDF]

April 20, 2017 – Public Meeting Summary

March 30, 2017 – General Public Groundwater Update Meeting #3 Summary

November 11, 2016 – General Public Groundwater Update Meeting #2 Summary

June 14, 2016 – General Public Groundwater Update Meeting #1 Summary

June 13, 2016 – Adjacent Neighbor Groundwater Update Meeting – Letter to Adjacent Neighbors [PDF]

September 15, 2015 – Community Meeting #3 Summary

February 2, 2015 – Community Meeting #2 Summary

January 13, 2015 – Community Meeting #1 Summary

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Spring 2014 record rainfalls and subsequent flooding damaged both the Hiawatha and Meadowbrook golf courses. As a result, both courses remained closed during the 2014 golf season (note: Hiawatha’s front nine was able to reopen for a short time).

Park History

Hiawatha Golf Club History [PDF]