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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 […]

June 21 Public Meeting Recap

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, along with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, hosted a meeting on June 21 to provide a project update and to gather public input on the Hiawatha Golf Course property. A presentation was given by MPRB and City Public Works Staff and was followed by […]

Project Update and Public Hearing for Hiawatha Golf Course Area Groundwater and Stormwater Pumping Project

June 21, 2017 public meeting comments and questions session – Responses [PDF] A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 pm in the Board Room at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) headquarters, 2117 West River Road North. MPRB and City staff will present the water management evaluation to the Board of Commissioners […]

May 18 public meeting preview

Since the April 20 public meeting, staff and consultants have further evaluated options for water management and use of the Hiawatha Golf Course property. The range of options has been narrowed to two directions—one that maintains the current volume of pumping and retains the 18 hole golf course and one that reduces the volume of […]

4-20-17 Lake Hiawatha Park planning, groundwater/stormwater pumping meeting recap

On April 20, 2017 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, along with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, hosted a very eventful evening meeting to gather public input on the Hiawatha Golf Course property.  Meeting attendees were randomly assigned to one of nine groups of 12 to 15 people.  Each group […]

General Public Groundwater Update Meeting #3 Summary

Hiawatha Golf Course Improvements Meeting Materials This meeting was held on March 30, 2017. Agenda [PDF] Sign In Sheet [PDF] Presentation [PDF] Completed Comment Sheets by Meeting Attendees [PDF]

Hiawatha groundwater and stormwater pumping update

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) are continuing work to investigate groundwater pumping and alternatives for Lake Hiawatha. The ongoing effort used data gained from monitoring devices installed more than a year ago to further understand the volume of water being pumped and other characteristics that might impact upon […]

Hiawatha groundwater and stormwater pumping update

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is currently seeking proposals for engineering and design consulting services for alternatives analysis and conceptual design services for the Hiawatha Golf Course Assessment Area of Pumping of Groundwater and Stormwater Project.  The consultant will determine a range of pumping alternatives for […]