Brooklyn Park Discusses What’s Next for Community Activity Center
Four million dollars of a $26 million park bond will be appropriated for enhancements to the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center (CAC).
These enhancements will include an expanded and improved lobby and dedicated space for senior center fitness and programs. An additional $2 million is being allocated for the construction of a new teen recreation center.
Alongside these proposed improvements, conversation about the addition of aquatics and gym space is also taking place. In order to gauge public interest, an online survey was open to Brooklyn Park residents from February through March concerning potential CAC improvements.
Results from 1,918 Brooklyn Park respondents indicated that 76% of participants are likely or somewhat likely use an aquatics facility. Another 79% of participants say they support or strongly support a property tax increase of $41.28 per year, on a median value home to build an aquatics facility. You can read more about the survey here.
The city also reached out to community groups to ask how they would like to see the community center used. Several expressed a desire for seeing more cultural activities offered and more sport options other than just hockey.
The city council discussed the survey and comments at a work session held on May 2.