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Help Plan Upcoming Improvements at Sheridan Memorial Park!

Sheridan Memorial Park centers on a 30-foot diameter sculpture by local artist Robert Smart.  

Project will add picnic shelter, playground and pathways to riverfront park in 2018

Sheridan Memorial Park will receive more than $1 million in park improvements in 2018, including a picnic shelter, playground and pathways. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting three community meetings over the next few months to gather public feedback that will help shape the project.

The first meeting is Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6-8 pm at East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS), 1700 2nd St. NE. At the meeting, interested community members and park users will receive a project overview and be asked preferences regarding various project elements.

At the second meeting, scheduled Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6-8 pm at ESNS, up to three alternatives will be unveiled for site layout and the building and playground design. At the third meeting, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, also 6-8 at ESNS, the preferred design option will be presented and discussed.

Concept approval by MPRB Commissioners is scheduled for fall 2017 following a public hearing. Construction bids will be awarded over winter 2017-2018 and the park improvements will be built during spring-summer 2018.

Some site work will occur at the park in the coming months in preparation for 2018 construction, including soil cleanup at the park paid for through a Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund grant.

2014 Sheridan Riverfront FestivalA scene from the 2014 Sheridan Riverfront Festival

Public Meetings:

 

Meeting #1

  Date: April 26, 2017
  Time: 6-8 pm
  Location: East Side Neighborhood Services
  Address: 1700 2nd St. NE
  Topic: Project overview and discuss community preferences

Meeting #2

  Date: May 24, 2017

  Time: 6-8 pm

  Location: East Side Neighborhood Services

  Address: 1700 2nd St. NE

  Topic: Design alternatives unveiled and discussed

Meeting #3

  Date: June 21, 2017

  Time: 6-8 pm

  Location: East Side Neighborhood Services

  Address: 1700 2nd St. NE

  Topic: Discuss preferred design option

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