Hartkopf Park Revamp Includes Adding Cricket Field and More
What’s next for Hartkopf Park? Even though construction won’t begin until 2021, Brooklyn Park is actively planning what will go into revamping Hartkopf Park.
And, they would like resident input. The city held an open house this week to engage with residents.
“For us, it would be the walking trails,” said Dean Crooks, who lives nearby. Crooks thinks it would be a shame to get rid of lighted walking trails or preserving oak trees. “Those two are our biggest priorities.”
Besides keeping the lit trails, plans for Hartkopf Park includes installing restrooms, refurbishing basketball courts, putting in an official cricket field and turning ballfields into multi-purpose fields.
The city previously engaged with the community back in 2012, but it wasn’t until passage of the park bond referendum that they had the money to make several changes.
“A lot of what we do is making sure we are taking a look at our school connectivity,” explained Jody Yungers, director of recreation and parks. “We want to take a look at our pathways.”
Besides Hartkopf Park, the city is also looking at making improvements to Norwood and Lakeland parks.