Highland 9 Visioning

Project Overview

At the request of Councilmember Tolbert, the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has secured City Council pre-design funding to conduct a preliminary study on repurposing the Highland 9 golf course (Ward 3, District 15). This preliminary study examines only the 9 hole golf course, and not the adjacent 18 hole golf course. There is currently no additional funding for design or construction.

Councilmember Tolbert requested this study to provide the community with well researched and accurate information on the potential of the Highland 9 golf course for recreational and park purposes, and as an opportunity for continued evaluation of how to best utilize our limited park space for modern needs within the 27 holes of golf available in our neighborhood park.

Parks and Recreation staff will analyze the site, review the citywide park system needs for athletic and recreation facilities, and develop a preliminary cost estimate for discussion.

Meetings

Meeting 1:  October 1, 2018, Highland Park Community Center, 6-7:30 pm

Meeting 2:  November 19, 2018, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (700 Snelling Ave S), 6-7:30 pm

Schedule

Highland 9 Visioning (Ward 3) Tentative Schedule:
Review citywide system needs for athletic fields               August-September 2018
Community Engagement – Popup Event                             August, 31 2018 - 2-4 pm - Highland Aquatic Center
Prep/Advertise for Community Engagement                      September 2018
Meeting #1: Community Visioning                                        October 1, 2018, Highland Park Community Center
Site Analysis - Strengths and Opportunities                        October 2018
Develop Schematic Plan(s)                                                    October 2018
Meeting #2: Schematic Plans(s)                                           November 19, 2018, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Project Updates

November 19, 2018:
The presentation and boards for public meeting #2 are located above. Please respond with comments to Brett.Hussong@ci.stpaul.mn.us by December 21st. Parks and Recreation staff will review the meeting comments and develop a preferred concept. As a reminder, there is no additional funding to complete further analysis (economic, traffic), planning, design or construction. 

November 6, 2018:
Please join us Monday November 19th from 6:00-7:30pm at public meeting #2 for the Highland 9 Golf Course Visioning Study. The meeting will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (700 Snelling Ave S). We’ll discuss recreation trends, site analysis, and review preliminary concept plans. The study examines only the 9 hole golf course, and not the adjacent 18 hole golf course. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation secured funding from City Council pre-design funds to conduct the preliminary study on repurposing the Highland 9 golf course (Ward 3, District 15). Finally, there is no additional funding for further planning, design or construction.