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The city recently acquired several properties along the Minnesota River, including the historic Schroeder House, in an effort to restore and preserve an important Shakopee landmark and create an access point into the Minnesota River.

Park improvements include:

  • Marina
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Restored Historic House

Alignment to Community Priorities and Goals

This park is one of several efforts to maximize access to the riverfront and make parks and trails along the river part of the historic downtown experience. Natural areas will also be restored in an effort to connect residents to the natural world.

Timeline

Construction is anticipated to start 2021.

Who responsible

Date

Archaeological survey and analysis of Schroeder House for National Register of History Places

Department of Planning and Development

Spring 2020

Community engagement and design

Department of Planning and Development

Fall 2020

Funding

Park development including acquisition is estimated at $1.3 million. Funding is anticipated to come from:

  • Park Development Fund
  • State Historic Preservation Grant

Community Impact

This project will provide access to the Minnesota River for Shakopee residents and visitors while preserving a significant Shakopee landmark.