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 Update #14 June 21, 2022
The City's contractor, Peterson Companies, will begin importing fill this week to fix the settling issue in the open play area.
Project Update #13 March 23, 2022
The snow is melting allowing us to determine the extent of the settling in the open play area. We will work with our contractor to fix this issue in the late spring. Other final improvements planned for late spring/early summer include:
- Installation of poured-in-place rubber surfacing in parts of the playground
- Installation of benches and tables
- Finalization of tennis court including fencing on the front and back of court
- Any needed vegetation establishment
- Removal of erosion control materials
Project Update #12 November 2, 2021
We are excited about the recent improvements and transformation of Craig Park. That said, after some settling following the final grading activities, the new open area has a depression that is holding water. The intent of the drainage design was to sheet flow the runoff from the open area to the new swales that ultimately convey stormwater to the south end of the park. The contractor is aware of the issue and our approach is to allow the vegetation to get established through the remainder of the fall season. Over the winter season the accumulated snow will provide additional compaction and then we will correct the issue next spring. This will involve importing some additional fill material and raising the open area as needed to ensure it drains to the swales. Our perspective on waiting next season is to make less of a disturbance to the unvegetated topsoil. Along with completion of playground area, the tennis and basketball courts will be painted next spring and we may see the fence installed before snowfall. Please contact us if you have any additional concerns as you use the newly improved park.
Project Update #11 October 12, 2021
Restoration and final grading have been completed. More information on restoration and erosion control can be found here.
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.
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.
Project Update #8 August 10, 2021
Project Update #7 July 20, 2021
Project Update #6 June 10, 2021
Project Update #5- March 10, 2021
Project Update #4- February 9, 2021
Project Update #3- September 23, 2020
Project Update #2- September 11, 2020
Project Update #1- September 11, 2020
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