Project Location

Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center
3900 Bryant Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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Project Manager

Dana Murdoch
Phone: 612-230-6446

Language Resources

Correo Electró

Key Documents

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]


Current Phase: Design
Construction: 2019

July 18 Information Meeting

A second public meeting has been scheduled for July 18 at 6:30 PM at Lyndale Farmstead Park.  At the meeting, park and city staff will describe the project, the revised scope of 2017 work, schedule, and property assessments.

May 4th Information Meeting

A public meeting has been scheduled for May 4th at 6:30 pm at Lyndale Farmstead Park.  At the meeting, park and city staff will describe the project, scope of work, schedule, and property assessments.

Northbound lane of King’s Highway will be closed April 12

The northbound lane of King’s Highway running along the west side of Lyndale Farmstead Park will be closed Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The City of Minneapolis is close to completing a stormwater management project at Lyndale Farmstead Park and this one-day closure is needed for workers to remove piping from the area. The Dog Park […]

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Project Milestones

November 2016 – January 2017

  • Project scoping with MPRB departments

July 2017

  • Engage design consultants

March – Dec 2018

  • Design development

Jan – Mar 2019

  • Open House, Bidding, construction contract award

Summer 2019 (estimated)

  • Construction (building will be closed)

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

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Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center was identified in the MPRB 2017 Budget Rehabilitation Program for building improvements.

The park was once the site of William S. King’s “Lyndale Farm.” King’s one-time farmhouse, the last vestige of the farm, still stood in 1920 on the last parcel of land acquired for the park at 39th and Bryant. It was once the headquarters of a 1,400-acre farm that encompassed almost all of Lake Harriet. MPRB records indicate that the first deed to any part of this property was purchased in 1896.

The Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is only one of a handful of facilities within Lyndale Farmstead Park. The modest play facilities that were created in the park were upgraded in 1977 when the recreation center was constructed near 39th and Colfax and the playground was rebuilt.

The most recent developments in the park included a new playground and general site improvements in 2002. The East Harriet neighborhood contributed neighborhood revitalization funds to the project, but the bulk of the cost was paid with city bonds. The kitchen in the recreation center was upgraded in 2008.