Moore Lake Park


Address 5890 Central Avenue
Start Date June 2023
End Date December 2023
Current Status Construction
Park Type Community Park
Size 143 Acres
Special Use Lakeshore Recreation

Current Status

The Moore Lake Park Project is making significant progress! New building construction and site improvements are in process and are anticipated to be substantially complete by December 2023. Construction of the adjacent Anoka County Roundabout Project at Central Avenue and Gardena Avenue is complete. However, given the extent of work associated with the park improvements, the park will remain closed during construction. The City anticipates opening the north half of the park and new playground in October. An update will be provided later this fall as to when we can expect it to reopen.  For more information, and to see the exciting changes coming to the park, please click here.

Updated September 29th, 2023

MLP Current Status 230929


A refined concept plan for Moore Lake was developed focusing on the initial design intent for passive recreation for picnics and gatherings, as well as lakeshore activities. Enhancing Moore Lake Park as an iconic community gateway was recognized as a top priority. Other strategies to improve the park were related to improved water quality in order for water-related recreation to be more successful. 

Recommendations include:

  • Improved and expanded picnic opportunities
  • Water-related activities to include paddle rental kiosk and storage with boarding dock
  • Park pavilion (location and size to be determined based on flood zones) with rental meeting room, restrooms and potential vending area
  • Improved parking areas
  • Basketball court
  • Flexible open lawn spaces
  • Naturalized spaces suitable for occasional flooding and stormwater storage
  • New playground meeting a broader range of ages and abilities 
  • Optional natural play space 
  • Lakeside seating and viewing area 
  • Improved trail connections and internal loops
  • Incorporating landscaping and public art 

Final Playground Design

Final Moore Lake Playground Design


Current Conditions

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