Park Bond News

Voters in Coon Rapids approved a Park Bond on November 5, 2013 in the amount of $17.4 million. The money is being used to renovate and reconstruct several of the city's parks.

See a complete listing of ALL of the City's park Here

Cornerstone Parks to be Improved:

Neighborhood Parks to be Improved:

  • Woodcrest Park - 901 103rd Ave. (Renovation complete!)
    Please note: Portions of the park's trail system now tie in to a new 21-hold disc golf course, a partnership between the City and the MN Disc Golf Association. Volunteers worked with City staff to build the course which is now playable, however, it will still take several years to complete the entire course.
  • Delta Park - 11151 Yukon St. (Renovation complete!) 
  • Mason Park - 9600 Holly Circle (Renovation complete!) 
  • Riverwind Park - 11747 Crocus St. (See the preliminary site plan developed in December 2016 here)

Sand Creek Athletic Complex: (Renovation complete!)
This park is now open as of April 2017!

  • 2 new playgrounds
  • New softball, baseball, football and lacrosse fields
  • Re-arranged parking
  • New concession/warming house/meeting space building
  • Hockey rink with open skate areas
  • Energy efficient lighting and new, safer entrance to the park

Current and former City Councilmembers and City staff celebrate the grand opening of Sand Creek Park May 26, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration May 26, 2017

The new concession stand/warming house/meeting space with indoor bathrooms at Sand Creek Athletic Complex

New Concessions/warming house building

Other Improvements:

  • Build a new park named Boulevard Park located near the Coon Rapids Ice Center which will become a community gathering place and may include playground equipment, splash pad and other features. 
    (Park will be built in 2017. Read more in menu at left under Neighborhood & Other Parks.)
  • Complete sidewalk gaps and renovate other neighborhood parks using Parks Improvement Fund dollars (this has been ongoing)
  • Complete several trail connections including Coon Creek Regional Trail, Sand Creek Linkage Trail, 85th Avenue Trail connection to Kennedy Park, Mississippi Regional Trail, Middle Linkage Trail, Northern Linkage Trail and other select gaps  
    (Read about trail improvements in menu at left.)

Construction of the parks listed above is occurring over a 6 to 8 year period, starting in 2015. The work is being done in a phased approach to avoid having major portions of the City's parks system torn up and reconstructed at the same time.

To read more about the parks and trails master plan in the City of Coon Rapids, read more here.