Public hearing on Sheridan Memorial Park Improvements scheduled September 6

Proposed improvements include new playgrounds, paths, art, shelter, restrooms, basketball and volleyball courts

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing on proposed improvements for Sheridan Memorial Park on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 6:30 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

Sheridan Memorial Park will receive more than $1 million in park improvements in 2018. After evaluating feedback from three public meetings and an online survey, a preferred concept for the park improvements has been created. 

Click the link below to view a detailed depiction of the proposed improvements, which include new playgrounds, paths, public art, picnic shelter, restrooms, a basketball court and volleyball court.

Sheridan Memorial Park Improvements Preferred Concept [PDF]

During the hearing, interested members of the public have a chance to weigh in the proposed improvements before the Board of Commissioners. After the hearing is closed, commissioners will consider its approval.

If approved, construction bids will be awarded over winter 2017-2018 and the park improvements will be built during spring-summer 2018.


In 2015 the MPRB was awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership project. The federal grant is matched by $1 million in Minnesota Parks and Trails Legacy Funding (administered by Met Council).

Public Hearing

Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: Proposed improvements for Sheridan Memorial Park