Improvements Planned for Shoreview Commons Park
When Ramsey County decided to upgrade and reconstruct its new Library adjacent to the current library building, the City felt it was important to update the Master Plan for the entire Shoreview Commons site. The 40-acre Shoreview Commons area, located at the northeast corner of Highway 96 and Victoria Street, includes the Community Center, City Hall, Ramsey County Library, Haffeman Pavilion and surrounding park area. The key goals for this update were to enhance connectivity between facilities, ensure good pedestrian access, and explore the potential for a variety of park improvements to continue to develop Shoreview Commons as the “Central Park” of Shoreview.
The first phase will take place in 2019 and will include items #1-5 below. The second phase will include items #6-7 and is currently proposed for 2021. Click on the images below to view the Master Plan and phase 1.
- Creation of a plaza and formal decorative pond on the backside of the pavilion that will serve as an outdoor wedding venue. The pone will be surrounded by trails, formal gardens, and landscaping and be used as a skating rink in the winter months.
- A new plaza-style skate park located closer to City Hall.
- Replacement of the current neighborhood playground located on Mound Avenue.
- Construction of 6 dedicated pickleball courts near the tennis/basketball court area.
- An improved pedestrian connection between the Community Center and Library, additional sidewalks, and parking lot modifications.
- Addition of a large destination playground as an anchor to an active park area.
- A new park building with restrooms and a concession stand near the destination playground area.
Community Center Expansion Now Complete
The Community Center expansion is now complete! The project included two distinct expansion areas including a major addition to the Tropics Indoor Water Park, Bamboo Bay, and a two-story expansion next to the gymnasium. Click on the boxes below to learn more about the improvements and expanded areas.