Draft Design of Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan is available online

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Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan 

Draft Design of Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan is available online

Today, April 9, 2020, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published a draft design for the Hiawatha Golf Course Property.


Following Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19, a recorded presentation has been shared online instead of hosting an in-person public meeting as originally planned.


Please watch the presentation, review the presentation graphics and narratives, and then fill out an online survey to share your opinions about the design. The survey will be open until May 1.


Video Presentation

Presentation Graphics and Narrative [PDF]

Comment on Draft Design


The project is now focused on one preferred plan after more than two years of community engagement, however, the draft design shared today is not final. There are several more steps and opportunities to weigh in throughout 2020 before the plan is complete.


Please read the updates posted under "Additional Information" below for detailed information on the Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan.

Master Plan Schedule

Graphic showing the process for developing the Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan

Spring 2020

  1. Draft Preferred Design Alternative published and presented April 9
  2. Public feedback on Preferred Design Alternative accepted online
  3. Preferred Design Alternative finalized and included in Draft Master Plan

Summer 2020

  1. Draft Master Plan published for 45-day public comment period
  2. Draft Master Plan presented to Board of Commissioners (informal presentation, no vote)
  3. Public comments tabulated
  4. Master Plan finalized based on public comments
  5. Final Master Plan considered by Board of Commissioners
    1. Public Hearing and consideration in MPRB Planning Committee
    2. Master Plan passed out of Planning Committee considered by full Board of Commissioners

Fall 2020

  1. Master Plan approved by Board of Commissioners sent to the Met Council for review and approval
  2. Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park Master Plan is amended with Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan

Additional Information

Over the winter the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board published project updates about the following topics:

  1. CAC Priorities (posted Dec. 13, 2019)
  2. Groundwater Pumping (posted Dec. 20, 2019)
  3. Golf Course Layout (posted Feb. 14, 2020)
  4. Detailed Master Plan Process and Schedule (posted March 13, 2020)

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To learn more about this project and others, visit www.minneapolisparks.org/planning.


About this project

The Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan will guide water management strategies and future use of the golf course property in Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park.

Project Manager

Tyler Pederson



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