Fred Richards Park Master Plan Process

Fred Richards Park will be created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course, which the City closed in 2014. The 43-acre site, almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park, is to become a multi-use park for a variety of activities year round. The City is in the process of planning uses and amenities for the future park.

March 2, 2017 Community Meeting:

The final of three meetings was held for community members to provide feedback on preliminary concepts for the Fred Richards Park Master Plan.  

March 2 Open House Presentation

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Where We Were:

Vision Process: In March of 2014 the City Council accepted the recommendation of staff and the Park Board to close the Fred Richards Golf Course at the end of the 2014 season. The Council requested staff hire a consultant to conduct a re-purpose study for the Fred Richards Golf Course. The result of this process was a Visioning Plan for the Fred Richards.

The visioning process was a critical first step to establishing the re-purpose plan for the Fred Richards Golf Course. The Vision is the desired destination; the Strategic Plan is how to get there.

Where We Are Now:

Strategic Plan: Following the Council presentation of the proposed vision for the future of Fred Richards Park, the Council asked the proposed vision be further developed. In October 2016, City Council approved the request to secure Confluence to provide the consulting services for the Fred Richards Park Strategic Plan.

The strategic plan will use the visioning results as the foundation to develop a master plan for the park. The strategic plan process started in October 2016 and will conclude in July 2017.

Where We Want To Go:

The construction and development of Fred Richards Park!

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Project Contact

Ann Kattreh

Ann Kattreh
Parks & Recreation Director
952-826-0430
AKattreh@EdinaMN.gov

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