Park Board Minutes

January 11, 2016

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on January 11, 2016


Park Board Chair Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. 


Present were Park Board members:  Norman Teigen, Caroline Rinker and Abbey Bryduck. Absent was Bob Hatlestad and Reed Yngve. Also present was Steve Stadler, City staff liaison and Katy Campbell, City Council member.     


Minutes for the August 17, 2015 Park Board Meeting:

Caroline Rinker made a motion, seconded by Abbey Bryduck to approve the August 17, 2015 minutes.  The motion passed with a 3-0 vote.          


  1. Park Board Action Items and Updates

    Park System Reinvestment Plan:  The proposed final Park System Reinvestment Plan was reviewed and briefly discussed, including the public input appendix that was added to the document.  The Board members stated that the Plan was a great document and it was a very beneficial public input process.  Caroline Rinker made a motion to approve the Hopkins Parks Reinvestment Plan, seconded by Abbey Bryduck.  The motion passed with a 3-0 vote. 

    Interlachen Park Warming House Addition:  Stadler gave an update on the construction.  The new addition looks good but work is still needed to complete the unisex restroom and the time-lock door.

    2016 project updates:  The public meeting to present the proposed design was held on January 7 – it was not well-attended.  However, the comments received were supportive of the proposed design.  Design work continues.  Stadler presented the renderings of the new picnic pavilion and site area.  There was brief discussion about the design elements & project budget. 

    Hopkins Park Sign Upgrade:  Stadler presented the proposed park sign concept redesign. There was general consensus agreeing to the proposed new park sign concept.  The new park sign concept was put together by Roland Aberg, Hart – Howerton and Gary Stemler, Archetype Signs.  The estimated cost for the new signs is $950/sign, there are a total of 19 park signs.  This cost includes mounting the new sign panel directly to the existing wood panels and using the existing sign posts.  There was some discussion about sign color but it was agreed that the final sign color would be determined at a later date.

  2. Park Area Assignment Report
  • Abbey Bryduck: Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek Preserve - NTR   
  • Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks – Absent
  • Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park – NTR
  • Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park – NTR   
  • Reed Yngve: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park – Absent 


The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 p.m. on February 8, 2016


Caroline Rinker moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Abbey Bryduck. The motion passed 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

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