Dear Friend of the 6th Park District Dog Park,
We have a few updates regarding the dog park construction: • We had a successful pre-bid meeting last week, and we received the bids today. We will be taking the best bid to the Board for approval Nov 7. • The start of construction is later than anticipated. Additionally, the surface product needed for the park will not be available until spring. Knowing the urgency for the dog park to open is high, we are working on a near term solution that could allow the park to open for winter use. The park would then need to be closed temporarily to complete the project once construction season begins again in spring. • We have discussed the parking bay concerns with the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association. We will not be moving forward with construction of parking bays until we have done more community outreach for them. • We are especially excited to begin construction of the park after the unusually high number of challenges that have required creative problem solving and new approaches. Our resolve to get it done is higher than ever. We are hoping difficulties are behind us and that work will proceed as for a typical construction project. We look forward to celebrating completion of this park with you. For additional information regarding this project, visit the Sixth Park District project page on the MPRB website: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1266 .
Jennifer Ringold, Manager Public Engagement and Citywide Planning, 612-230-6464 / email@example.com