February 13, 2018
Plans are underway to expand in 2018 the number of neighborhood parks where deteriorated concrete sidewalk segments will be replaced. Replacements took place for perimeter sidewalks at seven parks in 2017 (see below); this year replacements could occur in up to 51 parks, listed below. In addition, sidewalk replacements in 2018 will take place throughout a park, not just perimeter sidewalks. Note: this project focuses exclusively on concrete sidewalks; it does not include asphalt paths and sport courts.
Work may begin as early as late April or early May, and is expected to continue throughout the season, as long as weather allows.
Project dates for each park will be announced as they are determined; coordination among parks and recreation departments is occurring so that this work doesn’t interfere with scheduled events, activities, park facility rentals or other park improvement projects.
Downtown and southwest Minneapolis:
* Note: perimeter sidewalk replacements were completed at these parks in 2017; replacement of sidewalks inside these parks will occur as needed in 2018.
As work for the season wraps up, replacements have been completed for critically damaged sidewalk sections around the perimeters of the neighborhood park locations listed below.
In addition, inventory and condition ratings are complete for all neighborhood park sidewalks, paths and parking lots. This allows development of concrete sidewalk replacement plans for 2018 to cover 50 to 60 neighborhood parks, including perimeter and interior sidewalks and other concrete paved areas. Park locations and other details will follow in 2018.
North Minneapolis: Bethune Park, Folwell Park, Willard Park
Northeast/southeast Minneapolis: Logan Park, Waite Park
South Minneapolis: East Phillips Park
Southwest Minneapolis: Washburn Fair Oaks Park
Project: Sidewalk repairs, replacement at 15 parks
Announced: June 16, 2017
Time frame: August through October, 2017
This project includes replacement of critically damaged sections of sidewalks around the perimeter of a park property and, if possible, minor repairs to interior sidewalks. The park properties below are among those identified as having a critical need for repairs and replacement, based on on-site inspections. Along with the city, MPRB will coordinate replacement of accessible pedestrian ramps along streets as a separate project.