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. Renovation in 2018! (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 Plaza

“Boulevard Plaza” is officially the new name of the area and grounds featuring the city’s first splash pad and a brand new park. The location of Boulevard Plaza at 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard, has become a community gathering place, hosting several city events including the Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration, the Farmers Market in the summer, public skating events year-round and other special activities at the Coon Rapids Ice Center.

Now, the city’s first splash pad and a brand new park is set to open in late spring/early summer 2018. The splash pad features water sprayers and fountains, and the park features slides, swings and climbing equipment suitable for children of all ages. The area also features new landscaping and walking trails.

At this time, the park is not open to the public. You will notice orange fencing material surrounding the park to keep children off of the equipment. Crews will install wood chips and perform finishing work at the park and splash pad this spring. A grand opening event is being planned for a date yet to be determined. Watch the spring Coon Rapids Connection City newsletter for more information.

The park project was 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)
  • For 2018, work is underway to close sidewalk gaps in the area on the north side of Coon Rapids Blvd. adjacent to the WCCO water tower; a segment on 115th Avenue, west of University Ave.; miscellaneous small gaps on the north side of Coon Rapids Blvd. between the City of Anoka and Hanson Blvd.
  • 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.