Craig Park

Project Overview

The City of Fridley will be performing construction in Craig Park to address longstanding drainage issues, enhance park amenities, and improve water quality. This project is supported in part through Coon Creek Watershed District's Water Quality Cost Share program. Check out the video below to learn more about the project. Sign up below to receive text or e-mail notifications about project updates.

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Project Updates

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Project Update #10 September 17, 2021

The features of the new park have started to be revealed since our last update. Trails have been installed and courts have been resurfaced. Final grading of the park is expected to complete early next week. More information can be found here. 

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Project Update #9 - August 27, 2021

The contractor was still able to get a great start on the project last week, even with the heavy rains in the area. In addtion to grading activities, Peterson Companies will begin cutting new trails and installing storm drain. More information here.

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Project Update #8 August 10, 2021

Construction is scheduled to begin August 20th, with completion anticipated in late September. A letter was mailed to the neighborhood on August 10 with more information. You can view the letter here. 

Project Update #7 July 20, 2021

Peterson Companies was awarded the contract for the Craig Park project and are expecting to start in mid-August with construction last approximately four-six weeks. A letter will be sent to residents within the Park Service Area prior to the start of construction.

Project Update #6 June 10, 2021

final concept plan has been developed based on feedback gathered during the neighborhood survey. City staff have scheduled a project open house on June 29 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Craig Park to share the concept plan, provide construction scheduling information, and solicit resident feedback on playground equipment options. An invite to the project open house was mailed to residents within the Craig Park Service Area- please join us!

Project Update #5- March 10, 2021

The park survey closed. City staff will be using the submitted ideas and feedback to design the final set of park plans. An additional meeting will be planned for late spring/early summer to select elements of the park, see final plans, and receive construction scheduling information.

Project Update #4- February 9, 2021

A drainage management plan for Craig Park was completed and draft concept plans for the park have been developed. A postcard will be mailed to residents within the Craig Park Service Area the week of 2/16 requesting that residents complete a survey on the park concepts.

Project Update #3- September 23, 2020

Survey work was completed. Locations were marked on the tennis and basketball court to perform core samples in order to determine necessary rehabilitation work. Core samples will be taken the week of 9/23-9/28, sample locations will not be restored in anticipation of reconstruction work planned for summer 2021. 

Anticipated next steps: Bolton and Menk will utilize the collected data to finalize the drainage analysis. Once the drainage analysis is complete, the City will review anticipated impacts to park infrastructure and survey residents in the Park Service Area regarding any potential changes to the park.


Project Update #2- September 11, 2020

Soil borings were collected from three locations in the park on September 11, 2020

Anticipated next steps: Bolton and Menk will be completing a site survey as part of the drainage analysis. Once the drainage analysis is complete, the City will review anticipated impacts to park infrastructure and survey residents in the Park Service Area regarding any potential changes to the park.

Project Update #1- September 11, 2020

The City has contracted with Bolton & Menk to perform a drainage analysis of the site. This drainage analysis will determine what changes to the stormsewer system and park topography will be needed to alleviate the flooding in the park. Bolton & Menk will also analyze if it's possible to provide water quality treatment of stormwater in order to help protect the water quality of the Mississippi River. 

Anticipated next steps: Bolton and Menk will be completing soil borings and a site survey as part of the drainage analysis. Once the drainage analysis is complete, the City will review anticipated impacts to park infrastructure and survey residents in the Park Service Area regarding any potential changes to the park.

Project Contacts

Please contact rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov  or 763-572-3594 with any comments, questions, or concerns. 

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More information

Learn more about Fridley's park system

Learn more about stormwater in Fridley 

Help protect water quality around Craig Park by Adopting A Drain.

Craig Park is in the Coon Creek Watershed. Learn more about the Coon Creek Watershed District which oversees water resources in this area.