Moore Lake Park
|Address||5890 Central Avenue|
|Start date||August 2023|
|End date||November 2023|
|Current status||Implementation Planning|
|Park Type||Community Park|
|Special Use||Lakeshore Recreation|
Based on previous public feedback, a concept plan was created for Moore Lake Park with recommendations for improvements.
Residents will now have the opportunity to help decide on specific pieces of equipment at the park. Feedback can be submitted in-person at the Moore Lake Park Open House or in an online survey.
This feedback will help decide what equipment to order for construction in 2023.
Moore Lake Playground Open House
When: Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. - noon
Where: Moore Lake Park
Join us for a community meeting on the design concepts for the Moore Lake Park playground! Provide feedback on the design concepts. There will also be games and activities available, so bring the whole family!
Can't make it to the meeting? Give us your feedback on the playground designs via the online survey. Feedback will be accepted through September 25.
A refined concept plan for Moore Lake was developed focusing on the initial design intent for passive recreation for picnics and gatherings, as well as lakeshore activities. Enhancing Moore Lake Park as an iconic community gateway was recognized as a top priority. Other strategies to improve the park were related to improved water quality in order for water-related recreation to be more successful.
- Improved and expanded picnic opportunities
- Water-related activities to include paddle rental kiosk and storage with boarding dock
- Park pavilion (location and size to be determined based on flood zones) with rental meeting room, restrooms and potential vending area
- Improved parking areas
- Basketball court
- Flexible open lawn spaces
- Naturalized spaces suitable for occasional flooding and stormwater storage
- New playground meeting a broader range of ages and abilities
- Optional natural play space
- Lakeside seating and viewing area
- Improved trail connections and internal loops
- Incorporating landscaping and public art
Construction is set to begin in 2023.
Beginning in 2019, the City undertook a comprehensive public engagement process through a variety of methods, allowing for a better understanding of current views, desires and trends related to parks, trails and recreation.
Engagement methods included:
- Online outreach through Social PinPoint and Polco platforms
- Four-part in-person visioning series conducted by the Twin Cities LISC's Corridor Development Initiative
- Targeted outreach to specific project stakeholders including Fridley athletic associations, senior center and Fridley ISD 13
- Gathered feedback through an interactive, GIS-based story map project website
- Targeted community outreach through pop-up events
- Community survey conducted by The Morris Leatherman Company