Park and Recreation Capital Investment Plan

Overview

As part of the city’s Strategic Plan, the city’s goal is to have all parks and recreation facilities judged satisfactory or above and exceeding community expectations. The City has created a Draft Capital Park and Recreation Investment Plan that will provide strategies for funding existing deteriorated park and recreation infrastructure and address unmet park and recreation needs in the community.

Park and Recreation Draft Capital Investment Plan (PDF)

Community input

The City would like your input to help shape park and recreation investments over the next 10 years.

Take the survey on the Park and Recreation CIP

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Community meetings

In addition to the survey, share your input at one of the in-person or virtual meetings

Wednesday, August 31, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Meeting


Monday, September 26, 12:00 p.m., Virtual Meeting


Monday, September 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sechler Park, Open House


Thursday, October 6, 6 to 7 p.m. at Greenvale Park Elementary, Open House


Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Northfield City Hall, Open House and Virtual Meeting

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Draft Park and Recreation Capital Investment Plan

View an enlarged CIP At A Glance Funding Uses 10 Years (PDF)

2022-08-12 CIP Infographics Page 1

View an enlarged CIP At A Glance 10 Year Outlook (PDF)

2022-08-12 CIP Infographics Page 2

View an enlarged Park Improvements (PDF)

2022-08-12 CIP Infographics Page 3

View an enlarged Trail Improvements (PDF)
2022-08-12 CIP Infographics Page 5

View an enlarged Riverfront Enhanced Action Plan (PDF)2022-08-12CIP Infographics Page 4

View an enlarged FiftyNorth Expansion Improvements (PDF)NCRC-FiftyNorth CIP Infographic_Page_1

NCRC-FiftyNorth CIP Infographic_Page_2

More information

For more detailed information of what is proposed in the draft plan, please use these links to find out what is planned.

Park Improvements

Trail Improvements

Riverfront Park Improvements

Indoor Facility Park Improvements

Background

The City has a 2008 Park, Open Space, and Trail system plan in which numerous park improvements were identified for the community, however, only a couple projects have been completed over the last 13 years. The City is beginning to hear more frequently from the public about deteriorating park amenities and unmet needs in the community.

FiftyNorth, the city’s senior center located in the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC) is looking at expansion options with a study underway and nearing completion. In 2016, the City went through a process to evaluate the existing ice arena and ultimately went to a referendum to replace the ice arena with a multipurpose facility the “Cannon River Civic Center” and provide additional funding for parks, but that vote didn’t pass.

The City recently adopted the Riverfront Enhancement Action Plan, with a goal of activating and improving the riverfront. There are numerous parks along the river that will need to be master planned and improved.

Timeline

Summer 2022 - create the Park and Recreation Capital Investment Plan

Fall 2022 - share draft plan will be with the public for input

December 2022 - complete final plan