Parks and Trails newsletter

December 2019


IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Skating Rink Schedules
  • Master Plan Finally Approved
  • Looking Forward to 2020
  • Thank You, Volunteers!
klapprich skating rink

WHEN WILL THE SKATING RINK OPEN?

Our hardworking Public Works team floods Klapprich Field for skating. Once again – like every year – the question is “when?” The answer this year -- like every year-- is, “It depends.”
The goal, each year, is to have the ice rink ready to go and the warming house open before Wayzata Public Schools’ winter break. But it all depends on weather conditions. When the rink is ready, the warming house will be open with an attendant on duty, weekdays from 3 to 10 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. as well as when Wayzata Public Schools are not in session. Skating will also be available at Margaret Circle Park, but there is no warming house facility there.
master plan

MASTER PLAN APPROVED

In November, the Wayzata City Council approved the parks and trails master plan. The Park & Trails Board worked on the plan for two years with our consultant, Confluence. Thanks to the many residents and others who provided ideas and feedback for the plan. We now have a path forward. Visit the City's website to read the master plan, www.wayzata.org/parksmasterplan.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020

The Wayzata Parks and Trails Board has begun planning for activities to bring our community together in our parks in 2020. In January, watch for information in the Wayzata Weekly and The Portal Newsletter about how you can:

  • Learn how to tap maple trees and join the fun of making syrup in late winter and early Spring.
  • Sign up for classes and park activities during summer months.
  • Enjoy our popular Music in the Park concerts, held every Sunday in June.
  • Join with others to volunteer in our parks.

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!

Here are some of the volunteers who helped beautify Wayzata parks this past year. Photos by Merrily Borg Babcock.

These volunteers planted over 700 small native plant starts on the hill at the south edge of the Big Woods, north of Wayzata Blvd in early 2019.

Volunteers
(From left) Christine Halvorson, Kathy Jones, Lynn McCarthy, Sandy Werts
Volunteers
(From left) Lindsey Kauffman, Judith Fansler, Debbie Vanderheyden, Lynda Minnick
Volunteers
(From left) Genevieve Ryan and Christine Halvorson.

In October, volunteers planted the bulbs that will carpet our Post Office Park in burst of color next Spring. Our thanks also to the outstanding Wayzata football players and their coaches who for eight years have helped rid the Big Woods Preserve of invasive Buckthorn. 

PLEASE SHARE THE NEWS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Simply forward this e-newsletter to them and suggest they sign up to receive information about activities and events in our parks by clicking this link: http://wayzata.org/list.aspx. Follow instructions to opt in. We will not share email addresses, and subscribers may unsubscribe at any time.

~Your City of Wayzata Parks and Trails Board

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