Phelps Park project update: construction on hold; park to remain open for the summer

Although construction on a range of improvements at Phelps Park was originally planned to begin in June, the project is currently on hold.

Phelps Park final concept plan

Phelps Park concept plan

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has opted to postpone the construction bidding process for this project and several others until late summer. Under this schedule, construction is planned to begin in the fall, with completion of the project next summer.

As a result, Phelps Park will remain open for the summer. Watch for future announcements as the project proceeds.

About the Phelps Park improvements project

This initial phase of improvements was guided by the park’s 2016 master plan, approved as part of the South Service Area Master Plan. It includes:

  • Splash pad / water play feature
  • Play areas for ages 2-5 and ages 5-12
  • Picnic shelter
  • Paths and path lighting around the park

For details: visit the project page, or subscribe to receive project updates.

This project is funded with allocations from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (see below) in 2018 and 2019 and with park dedication funds.

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