Hamline Play Area Improvements

Project Overview

Hamline Play Area will be renovated in 2020-2021. Proposed work will focus on removal and replacement of existing play equipment and surfacing.  Other enhancements may include new walks, site furnishings, signage, and landscaping.  The most recent improvements to the play area were 28 years ago, in 1992. Located alongside Snelling Avenue, Hamline Park contains a variety of amenities for visitors to use across four sections divided by trails. The northern section features a spacious playground, the eastern quarter features a recently-renovated futsal court, to the south is a basketball court as well as bike racks and additional fitness equipment, and adjacent to Snelling Avenue is open green space.

This project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Community Engagement

The community survey (link to SurveyMonkey) is live and open through the month of August. The Friends of Hamline Park and Hamline Midway Coalition organized this survey, and will be reaching out to area summer camps, Recreation Centers, libraries, and nearby apartment buildings.  Please share your thoughts, as the survey results will guide the design process. 

Stay tuned for further opportunities to share your input. 

Project Updates

This project is in the early stages of planning and design. Check back for more details. 

Background Information

The Hamline Recreation Center building on the northwest corner of Snelling and Lafond Ave is a historic building (eligible but not registered) and will not be impacted by this project.