Update: Folwell Park improvements project

Play-area concept approval: Commissioners for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the concept plan for Folwell Park’s new play area during their June 26 meeting. 

Detail of the proposed concept plan for a new playground at Folwell Park. Click on the image to view the full concept plan

Athletic field lighting – public hearing on Monday, July 8: 

  • New lighting will be installed as part of the renovation of the athletic field. The light fixtures are designed to be mounted 70 feet above the field, with light directed downward. The MPRB has filed an application for a height variance for this purpose from the the City of Minneapolis.
  • A public hearing on this variance is scheduled before the City Planning Commission:
    Monday, July 8 at 4:30 pm
    Minneapolis City Hall – Room 317
    350 South 5th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55415

Start of construction on this project is planned to begin after Labor Day – September 3, 2019.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve Minneapolis parks!

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