Project Update: May 20, 2019

Work continues for a third year to replace deteriorated concrete sidewalk segments in neighborhood parks. As in previous years, the locations listed below were prioritized based on the “fair” or “poor” condition of their sidewalks, determined as part of a 2017 assessment of pavement conditions in all Minneapolis neighborhood parks.

As with the work completed earlier, this project focuses on concrete sidewalks only (not asphalt paths or sport courts), in part because it is contracted in coordination with similar work on properties owned by the City of Minneapolis. Work is expected to begin this month and continue as long as weather allows.

Locations slated for 2019 sidewalk replacements

North Minneapolis: Bethune and Willard parks, Humboldt and Newton triangles.

Northeast/Southeast: Hi-View, Marshall Terrace, Waite and Xcel Field parks

South Minneapolis: Bossen Field, Central Gym and McRae parks

Southwest Minneapolis: Bryant Square, Mueller and Washburn Fair Oaks parks and Waveland Triangle

This project is funded by the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20), a long-term initiative that reverses years of under-funding in neighborhood parks.

Project Update: August 8, 2018

To date, 2018 replacements of deteriorated concrete sidewalk segments have been completed at the following parks:

Deming Heights Park
Diamond Lake Park
Hiawatha School Park
Jackson Square Park
Laurel Triangle
Levin Triangle
Linden Hills Park
Lyndale Farmstead Park
Lynnhurst Park
Marshall Terrace Park
Morris Park
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Oak Crest Triangle
Orlin Triangle
Phillips Community Center
Sibley Triangle
St. Anthony Park
Stevens Square Park
Windom Park Northeast

Project Update: 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.

North Minneapolis:

  • Farwell
  • Oliver Triangle
  • Perkins Hill
  • Victory
  • *Bethune
  • Cleveland
  • *Folwell
  • North Commons
  • Hall
  • Webber
  • Creekview

Northeast/Southeast Minneapolis:

  • *Waite
  • Deming Heights
  • Hiview
  • St. Anthony
  • Caleb Dorr Circle
  • Holmes
  • Van Cleve
  • Jackson Square
  • Northeast Athletic Field
  • Marshall Terrace
  • *Logan
  • Sibley Triangle
  • Bottineau
  • Windom Northeast
  • Orlin Triangle
  • Washington
  • Oak Crest Triangle
  • Columbia

South Minneapolis:

  • Diamond Lake
  • Longfellow
  • Matthews Park
  • Lake Hiawatha
  • Hiawatha School
  • Morris
  • Central Gym
  • Todd
  • Powderhorn
  • Riverside
  • Phillips Community Center site

Downtown and southwest Minneapolis:

  • Loring
  • Gateway
  • Vineland Triangle
  • Lyndale Farmstead
  • Linden Hills
  • *Washburn Fair Oaks
  • Lynnhurst
  • Laurel Triangle
  • Bassett’s Creek
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Stevens Square
  • Levin Triangle

Project Announcement: June 16, 2017

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.


North Minneapolis

  • Bethune Park
  • Folwell Park
  • Willard Park

Northeast/southeast Minneapolis

  • Logan Park
  • Waite Park
  • Windom NE Park

South Minneapolis

  • East Phillips Park
  • Franklin Steele Park
  • Hiawatha School Park
  • Longfellow Park
  • Powderhorn Park

Southwest Minneapolis

  • Fuller Park
  • Lyndale Farmstead Park
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Washburn Fair Oaks Park

* Note: perimeter sidewalk replacements were completed at these parks in 2017; replacement of sidewalks inside these parks will occur as needed in 2018.

Project Update: November 2, 2017

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.

Perimeter sidewalk replacements complete at the following locations:

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

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