Robbinsdale Council Votes To Support Proposed Classroom at Sochacki Park
A new classroom space may come to Sochacki Park, located on the border between Robbinsdale and Golden Valley.
The Robbinsdale City Council approved a resolution supporting the project this week.
The park is operated as a joint powers agreement between Three Rivers Park District, Robbinsdale and Golden Valley.
As a result, Three Rivers would be the primary operator of the classroom space.
“The way I have described it to some folks, certainly [Three Rivers] will have their own programming there, but it would be available for city of Robbinsdale Park and Recreation,” said Tim Sandvik, Robbinsdale city manager. “Spring time, some of the fall, load up the bus and get the kids down there from the school district. It’ll be a lot of organizations [that will] be able to take advantage.”
Engineers estimate the cost of the project would be approximately $800,000.
Three Rivers is currently looking for sources of grant funding to assist with the construction project.
“I really enjoyed taking a walk through the park with other representatives and community members, Three Rivers Park to kind of show the space where this classroom will exist,” said Robbinsdale City Council Member Mia Parisian. “I’m excited about the project.”
Robbinsdale Mayor Bill Blonigan concurred.
“There’s federal interest in what we’re doing here,” he said. “People — especially kids — from all over the metro will come here and use this facility to learn about .. their environment.”