Finding Your Fun in Fridley

Scenic view in Farr Lake Park

Project Overview

The City of Fridley undertook a community-driven comprehensive park system planning process in 2019-2020 known as “Finding Your FUN in Fridley!”

The outcome of this process was a planning document that is meant to guide future development, redevelopment, and improvements to ensure the city has a balanced and equitable park system that meets the needs of the community.

The park system plan process has included the following:Finding Your Fun in Fridley logo

  • Project Goal Statement: "Fridley’s park system will increase the wellbeing of our community by providing people of all ages and abilities with opportunities for active living, social connections, wellness, and nature."
  • Community Workshops (See Past Workshop Resources)
  • Needs assessment findings
  • Community themes and actions steps:
    • Enhance the unique identity of community parks
    • Update amenities and experiences
    • Increase connectivity and access
    • Environmental stewardship and well-being
    • Build community and shared experiences

The City of Fridley is now undertaking the next steps in achieving the community goals and objectives established in the planning process, which is developing an implementation plan, determining priorities, and identifying potential funding mechanisms.

Updates via Interactive Map

The City of Fridley has developed an interactive parks map as a method for the community to continually have access to current park information, concept plans, projects and schedules. The map will continue to be updated so we encourage you to visit often to see what’s new.

Information on the map: 

  • Existing park locations, amenities and imagery
  • Upcoming conceptual park plans and idea
  • When concept plans are updated and uploaded to the map, there will be additional methods to provide comments and feedback on park plans and priorities
  • A survey where you can provide comments and your feedback on park plans and priorities
  • Announcements on future informational meetings
  • Future link to past meetings, workshops and reports
  • Report a Concern or Maintenance Issue

For more information on Finding Your Fun in Fridley and the Parks System Plan, contact Jeff Jensen, Operations Manager for Parks, Streets and Facilities at 763-572-3569 or e-mail at Jeff.Jensen@FridleyMN.gov..

Select the “View the Map” button below and you will find the concept plans with a corresponding survey under each individual park tab for both Community and Neighborhood / Special Use Parks.

Stay Updated & Get Involved

To subscribe to email notifications for the Parks System plan, visit our Fridley For You News & Updates page and enter your email. If you are already subscribed to the Fridley For You e-newsletter, you do not need to sign up again.

If you are interested in getting involved to support the Finding Your Fun in Fridley, Parks System Plan, please contact Alyssa Kruzel, Community Engagement Specialist, at Alyssa.Kruzel@FridleyMN.gov or 763-572-3579.