Park Board, neighbors find to bedeck Cedar Lake beach

April 11, 2016 - Picnic Time

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has staid on skeleton for a vital revamp of Cedar Lake’s South Beach. Now it only needs to find funding.

The centerpiece of a small park only off a dilemma of Burnham Road and Cedar Lake Avenue will sojourn a far-reaching silt beach. The renouned mark sits along a Cedar Lake Regional Trail and is only a few feet from a Kenilworth Trail that angles northeast into downtown Minneapolis.

Plans for a beach authorized final week call for a new floating launch wharf for canoes, a array of ramps, railings, stairways and maintaining walls, bike racks, widened bike and walking paths, cruise tables, toilets, new trees and underbrush and a seating piazza between a Cedar Lake Parkway Trail and a beach.

The devise will cost an estimated $331,000. Money has not nonetheless been earmarked for it. A devise authorized by commissioners is a required initial step, however.

“It’s very, really sleepy down during South Beach, and we consider people caring adequate about it that they’ve taken a beginning to come adult with a ubiquitous pattern that’s excusable to a whole neighborhood,” pronounced Anita Tabb, a Park and Recreation Board commissioner for District 4, that includes Cedar Lake. “We are perplexing to accommodate and come adult with ways that we can see where we competence be means to get some appropriation for that, though during this indicate we only don’t have a answer.”

One probability is to make improvements to a park in stages, cobbling income together over time, Tabb said.

The improvements during Cedar Lake would embody landscaping, bathrooms, a bike parking area, a walking piazza and new stairways and ramps.