Project Location

Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Project Manager

Kate Lamers

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Pre-Design
Construction: August 2016

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Project Milestones

July 5, 2017

  • Planned completion of northeast (14th Ave) and northwest (10th Ave) playgrounds. Grand opening celebration.

June 2017

  • Planned completion of wading pool construction. Grand Opening Celebration

May 8, 2017

  • Planned construction of northeast and northwest playgrounds

Spring/Early Summer 2017

  • Planned completion of northeast and northwest playgrounds

September 2016

  • Wading pool and adjacent pool area playground will close, construction planned to begin

January 20, 2016

  • Public Hearing for pool and playground improvements

Summer/Fall 2015

  • Community engagement

April 2015

  • Project kick off

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

Community engagement is expected to begin in May 2015 and extend through the summer. Community engagement will be combined with the South Service Area Master Plan and RecQuest projects as much as possible to maximize the opportunities for feedback. 

2017 Fall Engagement

Based on additional engagement over the summer of 2016, staff revised equipment selections and reviewed them with community members on a busy Monday night at the Powderhorn Recreation Center.  Input from that night was combined with input from Online Survey #3. View the input [PDF]. Staff made minor revisions to the equipment based on the comments received in the fall of 2017.  

2016 Summer Engagement

While doing engagement for the South Service Area, staff reopened the engagement process for the playground and asked community members about additional playground options.  See the results of the 2016 Summer Engagement efforts [PDF] (2016-07-09 Yoga Morning, 2016-07-18 Zumba and Ecuavolley Night, 2016-07-27 Community Workshop).

2015 Fall and Winter Engagement

After using early community input, staff brought preliminary concepts out for public review.  See the results of the 2015 Fall and Winter Engagement efforts [PDF]. (2015-08-27 Mujeres en Acción, 2015-12-03 Open House, 2015-12-10 Mujeres en Acción)

Online Survey #2

The second online survey for Powderhorn Pool and Playground Improvements was available through January 3rd. See the results of Online Survey #2 [PDF].

Online Survey #1

The first online survey for Powderhorn Pool and Playground Improvements was available through August 9. See the results of Online Survey #1 [PDF].  

2015 Summer Engagement

See the results of the 2015 Summer Engagement efforts [PDF]. (2015-06-13 Get Outdoors Day, 2015-06-29 Zumba Class, 2015-07-04 Peoples Fair, 2015-07-27 Powderhorn Open House)

Past Meetings

December 10, 2015 - Mujeres en Accion Meeting #2 - Project Materials [PDF] (revised playground boards shown and notes from the event)

December 3, 2015 - Open House #2 - Project Materials [PDF] (revised playground boards shown and notes from the event)

August 27, 2015 -  Mujeres en Accion Meeting #1 - Revised playground layout [PDF]

July 27, 2015 - Open House #1 Summary 

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The purpose of this project is to provide improved wading pool and playground areas. The existing playground equipment at Powderhorn Park was installed in 1989, the wading pool was constructed in 1971, and neither amenities meet current safety and accessibility standards. The pool and playground locations, adjacent amenities such as pathways and seating, play equipment, fencing, shade structures, site drainage, play surfacing, and the construction season may be impacted and will be discussed with the community.


$500,000 2014 CIP Net Debt Bonds (Wading Pool)

$300,000 2014 CIP Capital Levy (Playgrounds)

$240,000 2015 CIP Net Debt Bonds (Playgrounds)

  • Expiration: 2019

Park History

Powderhorn Park History [PDF]