Theodore Wirth Park Snow Making Capacity Doubled
The fastest skiers in the world will make their way to Theodore Wirth Park in Golden Valley this March for the Cross Country World Cup. When the athletes get here, they won’t have to worry about snow conditions.
This past week, members of the Minneapolis Park Board, and the Loppet Foundation, celebrated the completion of a variety of infrastructure improvements made to Theodore Wirth Park. The improvements include seven new hydrants for snow making.
Theodore Wirth Park officials say the improvements allow them to double their snow making capacity while not having to worry about the temperature outside.
Other improvements include seven new electrical pedestals and a new pump skid along the trails.
“This project not only will save time, it will save money, it will save, really, energy while really improving the outdoor experience for all of the community and for the people that visit here every year, especially in the winter of course,” said Al Bangoura, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Superintendent.
A Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant helped fund the infrastructure improvements. The Cross Country World Cup will take place from March 14-17 at Theodore Wirth Park.