- Briarcroft Park
- Fair Haven Park
- Highcroft Park
- Shawnee Park
- Summerlin Park
- Valley Creek Park
- Wedgewood Heights Park
- Trail Projects
The project includes benches, shade trees, picnic area, soccer field, a half basketball court, a single pickleball court, a playground, and a softball field. An additional half basketball court, combination tennis/pickleball court, additional pickleball courts, and picnic shelter are being considered as project bid alternates and could be included as budget allows. The parking lot shown on the plan will be provided with the housing development project east of the park site.
Note that the official name of Briarcroft Park has not yet been determined. Residents have a chance to name the park!
Fair Haven Park
Fair Haven Park, located south of Dale Road and west of Woodbury Drive, will include a playground for ages 5-12, multi-purpose open/active field space, basketball court, tennis/pickleball court and trail connections.
An entrance road and parking lot was not be constructed with this phase of the project as originally considered. With three trail entrances to the park providing bicycle and pedestrian access, there is limited need for vehicle access. Staff will monitor the need for an entrance road and parking lot and consider adding these components in a future year, if the park use can justify the additional infrastructure.
Construction of the playground was completed in October.
The project includes trees for shade and screening, a playground, open/active space, and trail connections. A lake viewing picnic/bench area is being considered as a project bid alternate and could be included as budget allows. The trail connections shown on the plan to the north and south area are not being considered at this time.
Shawnee Park Project
The Shawnee Park Project is sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). This program supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities by funding infrastructure development such as parks.
The project addresses capital needs within the park and plans are based on inspections of the conditions of the park amenities. Items identified for consideration in the CDBG project include:
- Hockey rink replacement
- Playground replacement
- Batting cage replacement
- Picnic shelter replacement
Additional project components being considered include:
- Parking lot and hockey rink lighting improvements
- Ballfields retaining wall enhancement and regrading to provide better drainage
- Pickle ball court entry sidewalk and sound attenuation barrier
The project is anticipated to take place in summer 2022. View project location map (PDF).
Public Input Opportunity
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking help from the public in identifying priority of project items being considered. Submit priority project suggestions.
Input will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Suggestions collected will help to prioritize the 2022 project.
- The Parks and Natural Resources Commission will review the project components at the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7. at 7 p.m. View meeting details.
- A community open house will be held to answer questions related to specific project components on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 6-7 p.m., in the Birch Conference Room at Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road.
Portions of the park will be fully or partially closed during the summer of 2022. Parking access will be maintained. On-street nieghborhood parking for pickleball is not encouraged.
This new park, located south of Dale Road and west of Woodbury Drive, includes trees for shade and screening, a playground, open/active space, and trail connections. Project completion is anticipated November of 2021.
Valley Creek Park is a previously undeveloped 70 acre community park in Woodbury, and is part of a larger area known as the Fish Lake Greenway Corridor. The entrance to the park is located off Valley Creek Road near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway. This property is part of a larger collection of city-owned open space and park parcels that were acquired through a city open space referendum in 1998, park dedication from development, a state Metro Greenways Grant from the MNDNR, and a Land and Water Legacy Grant from Washington County.
The open space is a mixture of oak woodland, coniferous tree plantation and retired agricultural fields. Significant investment has been made since 2006 regarding the active vegetation management of this area with prairie and oak savannah restoration.
Phase II Improvements - Trail Project
The new trail provides a ¾-mile loop accessing the north and east areas of the park. The new trail loop is anticipated to be constructed in summer 2022.
The Parks and Natural Resources Commission will consider approval of the final concept plan for the Phase II Trail at the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7. at 7 p.m. View meeting details.
Natural Resources Management Plan
The city recently completed a Natural Resources Management Plan for the park with support from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The plan provides a road map for management and restoration activities designed to maintain and improve the natural resources at the park. The restoration and management activities will be carried out over the next 10 years as funding opportunities are identified.
Please note that all dates are subject to change.
|Dec. 7, 2021||Seek approval for updated concept of Phase II development|
|Winter 2022||Phase II project bidding and contract approval|
|Spring 2022||Playground installation|
|Summer 2022||Construction (Notice to the properties adjacent to construction approximately one week prior to construction)|
|Late summer 2022||Anticipated project completion|
|2022-2027||Natural resource/vegetation management (with support from a DNR grant)|
The park will remain closed during winter 2022 until Phase I project completion. Playground installation is anticipated for spring 2022.
Installation of the replacement playground for Wedgewood Heights Park, ordered early this spring, has been delayed. Originally delayed due to a factory fire, Parks Maintenance staff had been notified that the new playground was expected to ship at the beginning of October. Staff proceeded with the removal of the old structure in order to be prepared for installation. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen issues at the manufacturing plant beyond our control, Little Tykes pushed back the production of playground orders. Staff was notified that production will begin again soon, but has been given no guarantees. Staff will work as diligently as possible to get the playground completed as soon as able. The project is anticipated to be complete in 2021.
If help is needed finding an alternative playground to use while awaiting the new structure, please email Assistant Parks Supervisor Amy Howard or call 651-414-3486. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes and thank you and for your patience during this unfortunate delay. Updates to this project will be posted as they become available.
Projects include reconstruction segments of trail throughout the city, which are in poor condition and showing signs of severe surface raveling and large sections of trail in need of reconstruction.