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