The city takes pride in maintaining and enhancing the city’s park system for the residents of Shakopee. Amenities are being added and new parks are being built. Here are a few current and recently completed projects:
Tahpah Park West
The city is considering constructing a youth 12-13-year-old field and a full-size baseball field on 10 undeveloped acres at Tahpah Park. The City Council plans to construct the full-size field in spring 2017 to be ready for summer use. The youth field would be a future phase. Learn more...
The city recently replaced the Lions Park playground with an inclusive playground, Shakopee Fun For All Playground. The City Council is also considering updates to the hockey rink and warming house. Learn more...
Quarry Lake Park
The city completed the first phase of developing the new 111-acre park in west Shakopee. The park contains an 70-acre lake that is used by the Shakopee-Prior Lake Water Ski Association. Second phase development is planned for 2017. Learn more...
The Minnesota Valley State Trail's Mill Pond channel pedestrian crossing is closed. The bridge, located on the northern edge of Memorial Park, has been removed.
The city hired WSB and Associates to design the bridge and determine location options. The city chose their desired alignment Oct. 4. The city has $310,000 allocated for the project in which $150,000 is a Federal Trails Grant. However, preliminary estimates for the replacement of the bridge and trail connection are between $665,000 and $789,000.
Staff continues to work with other entities on the bridge location and additional funding opportunities. At this time, there is not a specific date for replacement.
Emerald Lane Park & Hiawatha Park
The city plans to replace the playgrounds at Emerald Lake Park and Hiawatha Park in spring 2017.