webber_park_master_plan
 
Client: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Size: 22 Acres
 
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Webber Park Master Plan

Webber Park is an active 22-acre neighborhood park located along Shingle Creek in North Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board sought a new master plan with a budget of $4 million in improvements. During the planning process, the park suffered severe damage from a tornado. A tree replacement effort is being coordinated with other park improvements.

Landform led the master planning process. We conducted an intensive community design process that included a neighborhood survey, multi-day design charrette and additional public meetings. We assisted in developing priorities for future-funded improvements. We developed a project advisory committee of park board staff and a technical advisory committee of key stakeholders to provide design input and gather feedback.

We worked with the Park and Recreation Board to secure special legislation for a pilot program that allows construction of the first natural swimming pond in the United States in Webber Park. Phase I of the Webber Park Master Plan includes a new aquatic facility featuring a natural swimming pool, utilizing a constructed wetland treatment system for natural filtration.

Future Master Plan improvements include a wading pool, tennis courts, playing field, playground, pond, basketball court and recreation center.