Fred Richards Repurpose Process

In March 2014 the City Council accepted the recommendation of staff and the Park Board to close Fred Richards Golf Course at the end of the 2014 season.

On Oct. 21, 2014, City Council heard the presentation for the proposed vision for the future of Fred Richards Park. Following the presentation, Council asked that the proposed vision be further developed as part of the Park System Strategic Plan process that is currently under way. 

The anticipated completion date for the Park System Strategic Plan is April/May of 2015.

A recap of the process is described below:

  • April 22, 2014, Award consultant contract
  • June 2, 2014, Public Input Process Begins
  • Aug. 4, 2014 City Council Work Session
  • Aug. 11, 2014, Check in with Park Board
  • Oct. 6, 2014. Review and Recommendation by Park Board
  • Oct. 21, 2014, Review and Approval by City Council

The parameters of the proposed park design plan will be:

  • Compatible with the adjoining land uses;
  • Sensitive to environmental concerns of the site;
  • Connected, but not intrusive, to adjoining neighboring properties;
  • Coordinated with Three Rivers Park District and the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail; and,
  • Coordinated with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

The approved park design plan will:

  • Be generally supported by the process participants;
  • Have the recommendation of the Park Board;
  • Be consistent with the Council’s park design parameters;
  • Serve as the basis for the preparation of a master plan to include construction plans and bidding documents;
  • Include an estimated development budget.


For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Director Ann Kattreh at or 952-826-0430.

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