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Edina Minnesota - Town Talks Continue With Discussion on Plans for Fred Richards Park 20 May 2022 ( news )
Edina , state Minnesota ( By Press Release office)
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Edina , Minn . , May 16 , 2022
– Parks & Recreation Director Perry Vetter will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a discussion about plans for Fred Richards Park . The event will be held online 7 to 8 p . m . Monday , May 23 .
Hosted by Assistant City Manager Lisa Schaefer , the Town Talk will include a presentation by Vetter on the master plan for the park at 4400 Parklawn Ave . Fred Richards Park is being created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course , which closed in 2014 . The 43 - acre site , almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park , will become a multi - use park for a variety of year - round activities .
“The Fred” will subtly divide into sections , providing different experiences for people and nature . The sections include a Central Green , Nature Bank , Great Lawn and Loop . The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the phases of the Fred Richards Park Master Plan . The tax also would be used to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan and upgrade Braemar Arena .
The half - percent sales tax , if approved by Edina voters in November 2022 , is expected to raise $17 . 7 million for Fred Richards Park improvements .
The Town Talk will be broadcast live on Edina TV and available for online viewing on
and through the
. Those who would like to ask a question from home can call 800 - 374 - 0221 with Conference ID 938864 . Press *1 on your telephone keypad when you are ready to ask a question during that part of the event . An operator will mute your line place you into a queue until it is your turn to speak .
The video and materials for the Town Talk will be available on
BetterTogetherEdina . org
for a week following the presentation . Additional questions and comments may be posted there for staff members after the Town Talk .
The Town Talk will be shown on Edina TV ( Comcast Channels 813 and 16 ) 7 p . m . Mondays , 3 a . m . and 11 a . m . Tuesdays , 11 p . m . Thursdays and 7 a . m . and 3 p . m . Fridays .
For more information , contact the City’s Communications Department , 952 - 826 - 0359 .
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