Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board launches new project to enhance Lake Nokomis shoreline

First public meeting scheduled Thursday, Nov. 30, 6-8 pm at Nokomis Community Center

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to announce a new project that will enhance the Lake Nokomis shoreline as part of a long-term effort to increase the amount of natural landscape within the park and reduce impacts from invasive plant and animal species.

The first public meeting for the shoreline enhancement project is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 6-8 pm at Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy. At the meeting, interested community members will have an opportunity to review current site conditions and weigh in on potential changes along Lake Nokomis’ northern and eastern shoreline.

Comments from the first meeting will help shape proposed improvements and concept designs, which will be offered for public feedback at a second public meeting. Information regarding the second public meeting will be published once a date and location have been confirmed. Visit the Lake Nokomis Shoreline Enhancements project page and sign up for email updates to stay informed. 

Project Background

The Nokomis-Hiawatha Master Plan [PDF] is a written and graphic document that sets a 25-year vision for Lake Hiawatha, Lake Nokomis, and the surrounding parkland. It was approved by MPRB Commissioners in March 2015 and amended in July 2017 to include a designated Urban Agriculture Area and a design concept for Nokomis Athletic Fields.

The Master Plan outlines a vision for improving the quality of natural settings in the park, which includes direction to enhance the Lake Nokomis shoreline. In 2016, the MPRB was awarded a Minnesota Legacy Outdoor Heritage Fund grant to fund this project.

Public Meeting

Date: Nov. 30, 2017
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Nokomis Community Center
Address: 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy
Topic: Review shoreline conditions and provide input on potential shoreline enhancements