Park Board Minutes
**Steering Committee for the Park System Reinvestment Plan**

March 23, 2015

A meeting of the Hopkins Park Board Steering Committee for the Park System Reinvestment Plan was held on March 23, 2015.  

I.  CALL TO ORDER

Park Board Chair Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm. 

II. ROLL CALL

Present were Park Board members:  Norman Teigen, Abbey Bryduck and Reed Yngve. Absent were Bob Hatlestad and Caroline Rinker   Also present was staff liaison Steve Stadler plus Kevin Clarke and Anna Springer, Hoisington-Koegler Group, Inc.     

III. BUSINESS

Park Board Updates: 

Steve Stadler provided an update on the following items: 

- Meadowbrook Golf Course
- Interlachen Park warming house addition project
- Cottageville Park, 2016 park pavilion project public outreach activities
- Cottageville Park project & play equipment purchase – schedule update
- Oakes Park picnic shelter replacement planning/design

Park System Reinvestment Plan project  

Kevin Clarke overviewed the results of the city-wide park system survey.  To-date 301 survey forms have been returned via hard copy or via online survey.  See attached summary of results.  Burnes Park received the most responses as to park use – 127 stated that Burnes Park was their neighborhood park.

Kevin then went over the survey responses for individual parks regarding what was used at the park and what was desired + recommended action for each park feature along with notes, est. costs were not included. 

Kevin presented some guidelines to consider for park investment, as follows: 

  • Replace what we have unless there is a good reason to remove it
  • Address safety issues
  • Provide restrooms where appropriate
  • Provide updated and unique “Community-Wide” features

Lastly, we reviewed each park relatively quickly and we individually noted any comments to be considered at each park. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm. 

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS:

The next Park System Reinvestment Plan Steering Committee Meeting is May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  There is a planned park charrette scheduled for Monday, April 20, to coincide with the next Park Board meeting. 

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