News release just now:
The Park and Recreation Department and Rochester Active Sports Club, with financial assistance from a Statewide Health Improvement grant from Olmsted County Health Department, are embarking on a Master Planning effort to potentially develop a park at the existing Gamehaven Reservoir. We will be hosting two different open houses to gather and share information. The first meeting scheduled for April 1 is intended to gather input from the community on the desired or potential activities at the park; the second meeting which will be scheduled later in April is intended to share a concept master plan. The master plan concept will also be reviewed by both the Park Board and City Council, likely in May.
This is a fast tracked process to try and take advantage of potential Legacy funding because this area has been recognized by the State’s Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission as a potential park with regional significance. Gamehaven Park along with Cascade Lake Park and Quarry Hill Park are the three parks recognized thus far in the Commission’s process for southeast Minnesota.
The concept for Gamehaven Park is to be a four season active recreation venue with a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There is the potential for significant park improvements at this site which are not being done elsewhere or being done on a limited basis. Winter activities like a terrain park, snow tubing, and cross country ski supported by snow making equipment, in addition to fat tire biking and ice fishing. Summer activities like a bicycle pump park, archery, mountain biking, fishing, or other activities like championship disc golf are all potential activities.
OPEN HOUSE NOTIFICATION
GAMEHAVEN PARK MASTER PLAN
The Rochester Park and Recreation Department together with the Rochester Active Sports Club with financial assistance from a Statewide Health Improvement Program grant from Olmsted County Health Department are developing a master plan for Gamehaven Park.
Three key focal points for this park will include:
Gamehaven Park is intended to be a four season outdoor active recreational venue.
Gamehaven Park will be the location to provide key park elements which are not found elsewhere or found on a limited basis in the rest of the City’s park system in a nature based environment.
Gamehaven Park will become a regional attraction due to the unique mix of planned activities.
Please join us for an open house to share your ideas for this Park.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015
CONFERENCE ROOM 104 CITY HALL.