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

Build a NEW park: Boulevard Park

Construction got underway in August on the city’s first splash pad! As part of a brand new park being built on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., this park is an exciting new feature for this community gathering place on the south side of the city. Water sprayers and fountains of all types will be available for children to play with in the summer of 2018.

Park equipment is also being installed, which includes slides, swings and climbing equipment designed for children of all ages. New landscaping and walking trails will complete the project. Park construction will be completed later this year, but the splash pad won’t open until 2018 due to weather conditions.

This area along Coon Rapids Boulevard has become a community gathering place as it is also the location for the Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration, Farmers Market events in the summer and public skating and other events at the Coon Rapids Ice Center.

The park project is possible thanks to funding from the Park Bond approved by voters in 2013.

Other Improvements:

  • 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.