Project Location

Washburn Avenue Totlot
5809 Washburn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

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Project Manager

Crystal Passi/Chris DesRoches
Phone: 612-230-6455

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Current Phase: Complete
Construction: Summer-Fall 2018

Washburn Avenue Tot Lot Playground Grand Opening Celebration!

Join the Armatage Neighborhood Association for free popsicles and bubbles to celebrate the Washburn Tot Lot’s new playground! Invite your neighbors and stop by for a short visit or stay to play.

Washburn Avenue Tot Lot Playground is Now Open!!

Thank you very much for your patience during construction!

Playground Construction is Underway!

Depending on weather we expect to tentatively open the playground in October. We greatly appreciate your patience throughout delays.

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Project Milestones

August 16, 2017

MPRB Board ‐ Community Engagement Plan

September 2017

  • Send first mailer to neighbors and stakeholders.
  • Add meetings to MPRB calendar.
  • Issue news release & Gov Delivery

October–January 2018

  • Pre‐Design (concept planning) begins by:
    • Visiting site & defining the playground needs with community engagement
    • Participation and review
    • Create project charter
    • Implement and continue to advance the community engagement plan
    • Update contact lists
    • Review ADA transition plan park needs with outcome of validating scope, schedule and budget for the project
  • Gathering general preferences and priorities for improvements

February 2018

  • MPRB Board – Playground conceptual plan unveiled
  • Public notice published for public hearing.
  • Second mailer sent.

February – March 2018

  • MPRB Board ‐ Public Hearing

March 2018

  • MPRB Board ‐ Concept Approval

March 2018–April 2018

  • Schematic design begins

April 2018–May 2018

  • MPRB Board – Playground Contract Approval

May 2018

  • Finalize quotes with playground vendor

June 2018–August 2018

  • Playground equipment removal and replacement of equipment (CONSTRUCTION)

August–September 2018

  • Playground certification inspection and substantial completion – Playground is open

September 2018–September 2019

  • Final warranty – close out of project


Internal team kick off meeting scheduled for September 19, 2017.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

Past Meetings

Open Houses 1 and 2 – Community Engagement Summary [PDF]

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Project Funding Source(s)

Capital Sources
2017 CIP NPP20 Replace & Invest Category