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Park improvement projects

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Division undertakes multiple park improvement projects each year. Updates on each project will be posted periodically as significant progress is made or more information becomes available. 

2018 park improvement projects

Sunrise park improvements - 9401 Bloomington Ferry Road

Proposed improvements:

  • Reconstruct the two tennis courts and one basketball court
  • Install new tennis court fencing
  • Install new basketball posts, backboards and rims
  • Paint basketball court lines
  • Paint each tennis court also with one Pickleball court
  • Install new bituminous trail outside court area
  • Install picnic table

PDF iconSite Plan Sunrise Park

site plan for construction at sunrise park

The project plans are now out to bid to construction companies.  At the conclusion of the bidding process, Parks and Recreation staff will provide the City Council with a recommendation regarding the project, tentatively set for the April 16, 2018 City Council meeting.  If the project moves forward, then construction would most likely occur during the late spring and early summer.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed improvements at Sunrise Park, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov  

Valley View Playfield improvements - 9000 Portland Avenue

Proposed improvements:

  • Construct shade structures to the south side of bocce ball courts (north side already has shade structures)
  • Construct a picnic shelter; will include a grill, tables and electrical outlets
  • Reconstruct two basketball courts; including new posts, backboards, rims and court lines
  • Install adult fitness equipment
  • Miscellaneous improvements to softball fields #2, #3 and #4 (not shown on design plans)
  • Install parking lot lighting

PDF iconSite Plan Valley View Playfield Lighting Plan

site plan for construction at valley view playfields

The project plans are now out to bid to construction companies.  At the conclusion of the bidding process, Parks and Recreation staff will provide the City Council with a recommendation regarding the project, tentatively set for the April 16, 2018 City Council meeting.  If the project moves forward, then construction would most likely occur during the late spring and early summer.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed improvements at Valley View Playfields, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov

Westwood improvements - 3490 West 109th Street

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the basketball court and three East-West Pickleball courts with eight North-South Pickleball courts
  • Resurface the current tennis court
  • Install new court fencing
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure
  • Install a water fountain and power outlet near courts

PDF iconSite Plan Westwood Park

site plan for construction at westwood park

The project plans are now out to bid to construction companies.  At the conclusion of the bidding process, Parks and Recreation staff will provide the City Council with a recommendation regarding the project, tentatively set for the April 16, 2018 City Council meeting.  If the project moves forward, then construction would most likely occur during the late spring and early summer.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed improvements at Westwood Park, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov  

2017 park improvement projects

March 26, 2018 updates have been listed under each project below.

Brye park improvements - 10500 Xavier Avenue South

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Install picnic tables and park benches
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure
  • General landscaping and restoration

PDF iconBrye Park Site Plan.pdf

brye park site plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Brye Park option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Brye Park option 2

Bush Lake Beach improvements - 9140 East Bush Lake Road

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Install playground equipment on the beach, between the beach house and water’s edge

PDF iconBush Lake Beach Site Plan.pdf

bush lake beach site plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1A

Option 1B

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2A

Option 2B

Columbus playlot improvements - 10030 Columbus Avenue South

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Replace wood playground border with concrete border
  • Install bike rack, picnic table and park benches
  • Install new bituminous trail
  • Install new basketball backboard and rim
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure

PDF iconColumbus Playlot Site Plan.pdf

Columbus Playlot site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Dred Scott park improvements - 10820 Bloomington Ferry Road

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Install bike rack and park benches
  • Replace fencing around playground container
  • General landscaping and restoration

PDF iconDred Scott Playfield Site Plan.pdf

Dred Scott Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Dred Scott Playfield Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Dred Scott Playfield Option 2

Effa Playlot improvements - 8330 4th Avenue South

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Replace wood playground border with concrete border
  • Install bike rack, picnic table and park benches
  • Install new bituminous trail
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure

PDF iconEffa Playlot Site Plan.pdf

PDF iconEffa Playlot Concept PLan.pdf

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

effa playlot option 2

Gene C. Kelly park improvements - 185 East 102nd Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Reconstruct bituminous trail connection
  • General landscaping and restoration

PDF iconGene Kelly Park Site Plan.pdf

Gene C. Kelly Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

McAndrews park improvements - 1200 East 90th Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Overlay the bituminous trail
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure
  • Install picnic table and park benches
  • General landscaping and restoration

PDF iconMcAndrews Playlot Site Plan.pdf

McAndrews Playlot Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Northcrest park improvements - 3500 West 81st Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Replace wood playground border with concrete border
  • Install bike rack, picnic table and park benches
  • Install new bituminous trail
  • Install new basketball backboard and rim

PDF iconNorthcrest Park Site Plan.pdf

Northcrest Park Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Rhodes playlot improvements - 7501 West 105th Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Combine the two playground containers into one
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure
  • Install picnic table and park benches
  • Improve bituminous trail
  • Remove wood borders and replace with concrete

PDF iconRhodes Playlot Site Plan.pdf

Rhodes Playlot Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Running park improvements - 9501 12th Avenue South

March 16, 2018 Update: The 2-5 year old playground installation has been completed. The 5-12 year old playground equipment will be installed as soon as the ground is ready for it this spring. Once the playground is finished, contractors will be on-site to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Combine the two playground containers into one
  • Install picnic table and park benches
  • Modify bituminous trail

PDF iconRunning Park Site Plan.pdf

Running Park Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1A

Option 1B

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2A

Option 2B

Sunrise park improvements - 9401 Bloomington Ferry Road

Update: This project has delayed until funding becomes available.

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the two tennis courts with one tennis court and four Pickleball courts
  • Install new court fencing
  • Install new basketball backboards and rims
  • Paint basketball court lines
  • Install new bituminous trail outside court area
  • Install picnic table

PDF iconSunrise Park Site Plan.pdf

Sunrise Park Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Valley View Elementary improvements - 351 East 88th Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements! Check out the finished product below!

valley view elementary playground equipment

Completed Valley View Elementary playground equipment
 

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Install picnic table and park benches

PDF iconValley View Elementary Site Plan.pdf

Valley View Elementary Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 3

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Playground Design Option 3

Option 3

Valley View Playfield improvements - 9000 Portland Avenue South

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Replace wood playground border with concrete border
  • Install picnic table and park benches
  • Install and improve parking lot lighting to meet City code requirements

PDF iconValley View Playfield Site Plan.pdf

Valley View Playfield Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Ages 2 - 5
Option 1A

Ages 5 - 12
Option 1B

Full view
Option 1C

Playground Design Option 2

Ages 2 - 5
Option 2A

Ages 5 - 12
Option 2B

Full view
Option 2C

Vanderbie park improvements - 1001 West 92nd Street

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements!

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the playground equipment
  • Replace wood playground border with concrete border
  • Install picnic table and park benches

PDF iconVanderbie Park Site Plan.pdf

Vanderbie Park Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

Westwood park improvements - 3490 West 109th Street

September 22 Update:  This project has been delayed until funding becomes available.

Proposed improvements:

  • Replace the basketball court and three East-West Pickleball courts with eight North-South Pickleball courts
  • Install new court fencing
  • Construct portable toilet enclosure

PDF iconWestwood Park Site Plan.pdf

Westwood Park Site Plan

If you have any questions regarding these proposed improvements, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Wright's Lake park improvements - 8501 17th Avenue South

March 26, 2018 Update: The playground installation has been completed. Contractors will be on-site this spring to restore damaged turf, install park benches, picnic tables and other remaining site amenities. We hope you enjoy all of these park improvements. Join us for a grand re-opening celebration on June 23!

Current Amenities:

  • Baseball field
  • Off-street parking
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Trails

Potential improvements include:

  • Replacing the playground
  • Rebuilding the tennis court
  • Adding a pickle ball court
  • Improving the ball diamond
  • Installing additional benches
  • Installing a small picnic shelter and/or adding picnic tables
  • Adding public art
  • Adding a bike repair station
  • Adding a drinking fountain/water bottle filling station

Construction is scheduled for summer of 2017.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed improvements at Wright’s Lake Park, please contact Jim Urie at jurie@BloomingtonMN.gov.

PDF iconWright's Lake Park Site Plan.pdf

Wright's Lake Site Plans

Bloomington Parks & Recreation is seeking community feedback until June 20 for the playground equipment designs. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Scott Breuer, Assistant Manager of Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8899 or SBreuer@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Playground Design Option 1

Option 1

Playground Design Option 2

Option 2

West Bush Lake parking lot improvements - 9401 West Bush Lake Road

October 6 Update: Retaining walls and stairways near picnic shelter #1 have been completed. Hand rails will be installed on the stairways after the concrete has cured. All parking lots and driving areas at West Bush Lake Park will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning October 11 while the old pavement is removed and new pavement is installed.

Improvements description:

Northern Parking Lots & Driveways (Area near Picnic Shelter #1)

  • Reconstruct Parking Lot & Driveway Pavement
  • Traffic Control Signage
  • Improve Parking Lot & Driveway Lighting
  • Reconstruct Retaining Walls
  • Improve Storm Water Management

Southern Parking Lots & Driveways (Area near Picnic Shelter #2)

  • Reconstruct Parking Lot & Driveway Pavement
  • Traffic Control Signage
  • Improve Parking Lot & Driveway Lighting
  • Install Boat Cleaning Station
  • Improve Storm Water Management

The Parks & Recreation Division is delaying rentals of West Bush Lake Shelter #1 & #2 until a work schedule has been determined.  Rentals are being accepted for West Bush Lake Shelter #3 and Moir Park Shelter #1 & #2.

west bush lake parking lot reconstruction area

Completed projects

Bloomington Family Aquatic Center Tot Spray Table

201 East 90th Street

The Tot Spray Table at the Bloomington Family Aquatic Center was successfully installed and enjoyed by all in the summer of 2016. Check it out this summer when we open on June 10, 2017!

new tot spray table

The existing spray feature in the zero-depth area will be replaced by a tot spray table. The installation will take place in May 2016 prior to the pool opening on June 8.

picture of tot table

Dupont Playlot park improvements

8807 Dupont Ave S.

Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, bituminous trail, resurface 1/2 basketball court and replace basketball backboard and pole, landscaping, bike rack, two benches and a picnic table

Summer 2016 update: The work is completed at Dupont Playlot for all to enjoy!

new playground equipment at dupont playlot

March 9, 2016 update: Work is anticipated to resume approximately April 1. Once the general site work is completed, the playground equipment will be installed. Substantial completion is anticipated by June 2016.

dupont playground design

*Note – the colors of the playground equipment ordered will be different than shown above.

Hampshire Hill park improvements

10601 Louisiana Ave S.

Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, bituminous trail, resurface basketball court and replace basketball backboards & poles, bike racks, two benches, BBQ grill and a picnic table.

Summer 2016 update: The work is completed at Hampshire Hill park for all to enjoy!

basketball court at hampshire hill new playground equipment at hampshire hill

March 9, 2016 update: Work is anticipated to resume approximately April 1.  Once the general site work is completed, the playground equipment will be installed.  Substantial completion is anticipated by June 2016.

hampshire playground design

Sunrise cellular antennae project 

9401 Bloomington Ferry Rd.

May 2016 update: The project was completed! Verizon Wireless installed a new pole which co-located a cellular antennae with an outdoor emergency siren. A small equipment building was constructed on the back (south) side of the Sunrise Park building. The City and Verizon Wireless executed a lease agreement in September 2015 to facilitate the installation and ongoing operation. 

sunrise cellular pole sunrise cellular building

Parks and Trails Legacy Logo

Funding sources

Funding for the Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Regional Park Reserve comes from a variety of sources, including the State of Minnesota's Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment, and the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

For more information, visit www.lcc.leg.mn or contact Bloomington's Parks and Recreation Manager, Randy Quale.

Randy Quale
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
RQuale@BloomingtonMN.gov.
952-563-8876