Brooklyn Park Mayor’s Minutes: Park Projects, New Rec And Business Centers, Upcoming State Of The City
Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston recently sat down with Dave Kiser to talk about what’s happening in the city.
New Development Projects in 2023
Construction projects at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park are currently underway.
Enhanced park features will include a new Mississippi Gateway Center, an elevated walkway on Treetop Trail, nature play areas, learning areas, and improvements to fishing spots, picnicking and archery. “It really is the park that our city deserves,” said Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston.
Work at the park will continue through 2024.
New Recreational and Business Centers
The Zanewood Recreation Center is planning an expansion that would add another rec center in Brooklyn Park.
City officials are currently considering location and design options for the future teen center.
The new Small Business Center is expected to open soon.
It will be located at the site of the former Northwind Plaza shopping center.
The business center is described as an upscale and accessible space for emerging entrepreneurs.
The center will include a retail and co-working space with on-site technical business training support.
Alternative Response Team Assembled
Brooklyn Park is hosting a first-of-its-kind pilot program in Minnesota.
The Alternative Response Team is a two-person team consisting of a social work and paramedic who will assist Brooklyn Park Police Officers on mental health related calls.
“When someone calls 911, there’s a rubric that they look at and they send out those resources for,” explained Mayor Winston. “That is something that’s very popular with our police department but also with our community.”
Mayor Winston’s State of the City address is set for May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand View Room at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.