Project Location

Victory Park
4414 Upton Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Project Manager

Andy Schilling
Phone: 612-230-6466
Email: Aschilling@minneapolisparks.org

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Public hearing for new splash pad at Victory Park: November 20 at 7 pm

You’re invited to a public hearing on the concept plan for a new splash pad at Victory Park in North Minneapolis. The hearing will take place at the Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Headquarters on Wednesday, November 20, beginning at 7 pm. It allows the public to comment on the plan before […]

Review design concepts for the new splash pad coming to Victory Park!

Join us at an open house on Wednesday, October 23 What – Get an up-close look at the two design concepts for a new splash pad and surrounding improvements (details from the full design are shown here). – Share feedback and get answers to your questions. – Enjoy light refreshments. – If you wish, stay […]

Splash Pad Area Concept Plans are Under Development

Two splash pad area concept plans are under development. See the ‘Get Involved’ tab to find ways to review and comment on the plans.

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Project Milestones

Fall 2019

  • Schematic Design

Winter 2019/2020

  • Final Design and Construction Documents

Spring/Summer 2020

  • Construction

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Vote for your preferred splash pad area concept design by filling out this survey!

Based on outcomes of the Master Plan for Victory Park, MPRB is implementing the design and construction of a splash pad.  MPRB design staff and consultants have put together two concept plans for the splash pad.  This survey is meant for participants to provide input on each concept and select a preferred option.  The anticipated schedule for construction is summer 2020.

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Background

This project was envisioned in the North Service Area Master Plan [PDF], approved in February 2019, replacing the late 1970s-era wading pool. The parkland for Victory Park is leased from the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and is adjacent to Loring Elementary School (LES).

In Summer 2019, MPS completed a capital improvement project at LES consisting of a building expansion that included the removal and replacement of the wading pool equipment room and restrooms servicing Victory Park (and resurfacing of existing basketball courts), at no cost to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB).

In July, MPRB Asset Management staff removed the wading pool and backfilled the area.

As outlined in the master plan, the vision for Victory Park is to increase the usability primarily for children and especially for the adjacent school. The wading pool’s central location and associated fencing prevented open circulation with other park features and was closed/unusable during the school year.  In place of the wading pool, the master plan calls for a splash pad to allow for greater flexibility with aquatic play and outdoor spaces.  Splash pads do not require perimeter fencing and may double as an outdoor classroom or community gathering space with the water is turned off.

Funding

$750,000 from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan