The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking applications from the general public to serve on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan. This planning project will guide capital improvements, management and operations within the golf course property.
In June of 2014, over 11 inches of rain fell on Hiawatha Golf Course and caused $1.5 million in damage. Parts of the damage has been restored, but elevated the necessity for a future flood resiliency plan. During the flood resiliency planning effort, the MPRB discovered it was pumping a volume of groundwater significantly greater than the amount allowed through a groundwater appropriations permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This discovery put the planning effort on hold and triggered an intensive groundwater and stormwater study for the area, completed in 2017.
The Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan will restart the planning process and will align water management strategies with potential future uses of the golf course property, including a consideration of traditional golf in some form and other current uses on the property.
The CAC will work with MPRB staff and consultants over the next 12 months to make recommendations to MPRB Commissioners. Project details and CAC applications are linked below.
CAC members will be appointed by neighborhood organizations, elected and appointed officials, and other entities.
In addition to serving on the CAC, there will be many other ways to get involved in the project:
Assistant Superintendent of Planning Services
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board