Project Location

Northeast Athletic Field Park
1615 Pierce St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Project Manager

Dana Murdoch

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Correo Electró


Current Phase: Construction
Construction: Finished by early 2018

Northeast Recreation Center Construction Update

Brand-new recreation center set for early 2018 opening in NE Athletic Field Park; programming ramps up in spring The new Northeast Recreation Center is on track to open in early 2018! Construction crews have been hard at work since the March groundbreaking ceremony and are on track to finish the building by the end of the […]

Construction to start spring 2017

Construction is planned to begin this spring, dependent on the weather and winter thaw. Stay tuned for an announcement of a groundbreaking event to celebrate this milestone and everyone’s participation in this process!  

Recreation Building Based on the Approved Concept Moving Forward

The Northeast Park Master Plan, developed through a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) process and approved by the MPRB in January 2014, identified a series of phased improvements for the park. Two initial phases included field/trail improvements and a new recreation building. As design progressed for the field improvements and the recreation building, additional project costs […]

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Project Milestones

Spring 2017

  • Begin construction

August 2015 – May 2016

  • Design and construction documents

March 2015 – July 2015

  • MPRB Public Hearing February 4, 2015
  • Seeking funding for budget gap or reducing scope
  • CAC Meeting #4 rejects reduced program scope, recommends unfunded scope

October 2014 – February 2015

  • Schematic design process for recreation building
  • Community engagement including public survey, focus group outreach open house, and public CAC meetings

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Community Engagement

The Northeast Athletic Field Recreation Building project has an appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) of MPRB staff from all departments to help guide the design and prioritize improvements to the park. Additional outreach connects to primary stakeholder groups identified in the Community Engagement Plan [PDF].

Everyone is welcome to attend CAC meetings and each meeting will have a public comment time.

Community Advisory Committee

The composition and charge of the CAC was approved by the planning committee on 8/6/2014 and on 8/20/2014 at the full board meeting.

The Charge of the CAC is to:

  • Become knowledgeable about the project and its scope and advise MPRB staff and consultants throughout the planning process
  • Understand and represent the park and recreation needs of the community and park visitors
  • Act as community liaisons for the project, participate in public CAC meetings
  • Make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners for a preferred design for the building improvements

Past Meetings

April 8, 2015 – CAC Meeting #4 Meeting minutes with attachments [PDF]

February 4, 2015 – Public Hearing Presentation [PDF]

January 12, 2015 – CAC Meeting #3 Summary

December 11, 2014 – Open House #2: Recreation Building Pre-Design Image Boards with public comments [PDF]

November 24, 2014 – CAC Meeting #2 Summary

November 6, 2014 – CAC Meeting #1: Recreation Building Pre-Design Presentation [PDF]

October 20, 2014 – Open House #1 Summary

October 10, 2014 – News release – Public Meetings – all are invited!

August 19, 2014 – Recreation Building Design – Park Board announces a new recreation building to be constructedCAC application [PDF]

Summary Notes from Community Engagement – Specific Events

Online Survey Summary Results [PDF] (see meeting presentation for more analysis)

Upcoming Meetings

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The Northeast Athletic Field Park Master Plan will direct future capital investments in the park. The MPRB’s 5-year Capital Improvement Program currently includes funding for field and site improvements and a new recreation building.

Northeast Park, established in 1941, is a 37-acre community park located in Northeast Minneapolis. The park plays an important role for city-wide athletics and athletic activities in northeast Minneapolis. Northeast Park is one of seven athletic parks in Minneapolis and it provides athletic fields for adult and youth use.

Northeast Park attracts visitors from across the city, region, and state for athletics and aquatics. The park also attracts local neighborhood recreation users for both passive (walking, picnicking, etc.) and active recreation.

Northeast Park is heavily used during the spring, summer and fall by organized adult and youth sports teams, aquatic park visitors, and neighborhood users. Edison High School’s teams use the baseball fields and tennis courts for practice and competition.

Park History

Northeast Field Park History [PDF]