Project Location

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

Project Manager

Dana Murdoch
Phone: 612-230-6446
Email: dmurdoch@minneapolisparks.org

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Language Resources

Correo Electrónicopreguntas@minneapolisparks.org

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Key Documents

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

Status

Current Phase: Pre-Design
Construction: 2018

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Timeline

Project Milestones

November 2016 - January 2017

  • Project scoping with MPRB departments

July 2017

  • Engage design consultants

March – May 2018

  • Design development

May 2018

  • Open house, public hearing, design approval

June 2018

  • Finalize construction documents

July 2018

  • Bidding, construction contract award

September 2018

  • Estimated start of construction, building closure dates TBD

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Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

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Background

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.