Strachauer Park Master Plan

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Strachauer Park sign with shelter building and basketball court in background

A Master Plan will guide the future of Strachauer Park, and the City of Edina is seeking input from park users and those who live near the park in creating that plan.

The five-acre park at 6200 Beard Ave. features a playground, picnic areas, basketball court, soccer fields, skating area and a hockey rink that serves as a small dog off-leash area in summer.

Key parts of the Master Plan will address:

  • Updating the playground with new playground equipment
  • Providing a park building that can serve the community’s needs for rentals, a gathering space and park uses, as the current building is functionally obsolete
  • Programming such as playground programs for the area residents
  • Adding amenities sought by the surrounding residents and park users
  • Improving natural features

The Master Plan will include both short- and long-term improvements. Currently, money has been designated in the Capital Improvement Plan for the new playground equipment, however, funding for other amenities and improvements will come over time. Having a Master Plan will enable the City to quickly address and update on the areas of the plan as funding becomes available.

In developing the Master Plan, many factors and views will be considered including:

  • Accessiblility
  • Equity
  • Health opportunities
  • Impacts of Minnesota Highway 62 (Crosstown Highway)
  • Inclusivity
  • Maintenance needs
  • Role of Strachauer in relation to nearby Chowen and Pamela parks
  • Stormwater management and environmental impacts
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation issues

Your Participation

The input of residents, park users and potential park users will drive the Master Plan. Ways you can participate include following this project page, attending a workshop, and responding to an online survey this fall.

This project page will be updated throughout the process.

Thank you for your help in developing this plan for Strachauer Park.

A Master Plan will guide the future of Strachauer Park, and the City of Edina is seeking input from park users and those who live near the park in creating that plan.

The five-acre park at 6200 Beard Ave. features a playground, picnic areas, basketball court, soccer fields, skating area and a hockey rink that serves as a small dog off-leash area in summer.

Key parts of the Master Plan will address:

  • Updating the playground with new playground equipment
  • Providing a park building that can serve the community’s needs for rentals, a gathering space and park uses, as the current building is functionally obsolete
  • Programming such as playground programs for the area residents
  • Adding amenities sought by the surrounding residents and park users
  • Improving natural features

The Master Plan will include both short- and long-term improvements. Currently, money has been designated in the Capital Improvement Plan for the new playground equipment, however, funding for other amenities and improvements will come over time. Having a Master Plan will enable the City to quickly address and update on the areas of the plan as funding becomes available.

In developing the Master Plan, many factors and views will be considered including:

  • Accessiblility
  • Equity
  • Health opportunities
  • Impacts of Minnesota Highway 62 (Crosstown Highway)
  • Inclusivity
  • Maintenance needs
  • Role of Strachauer in relation to nearby Chowen and Pamela parks
  • Stormwater management and environmental impacts
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation issues

Your Participation

The input of residents, park users and potential park users will drive the Master Plan. Ways you can participate include following this project page, attending a workshop, and responding to an online survey this fall.

This project page will be updated throughout the process.

Thank you for your help in developing this plan for Strachauer Park.

Page last updated: 19 Dec 2022, 08:08 AM