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.