Locke Park Playground

In 2018, the Locke Playground was displaced due to the new Civic Campus Development. In 2017, an agreement was reached with the neighborhood to replace the playground and relocate it to the southeast end of the Civic Campus Development. The City of Fridley is seeking feedback as construction on the new playground will start later this summer and continue into the fall of 2020. 

Locke Playground Open House: Wednesday, July 29

An Open House for the Locke Playground will happen on Wednesday, July 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Locke Playground site. The playground site is off Locke Parkway NE, south of 71st Avenue Ne and Locke County Park. 

Community members are encouraged to come anytime during the open house! Community members will be able to learn about project updates, look at playground designs, help select playground elements and speak with project staff.

Community members in the surrounding neighborhood can utilize the walking paths to reach the meeting site, or park at the Locke County Park parking lot and follow the paved Rice Creek West Regional Trail. 

In case of inclement weather, the open house will be held in the lobby of City Hall at the Fridley Civic Campus (7071 University Avenue NE). 

You can also learn more on the Locke Playground Open House Invite (PDF) which includes a map of the meeting location, parking, and walking trails.

Online Feedback

Any community members unable to attend the Locke Playground Open House can provide feedback online until Friday, July 31. We are also asking questions about what recreation programs you would like to see at the playground, park, and open spaces at the Locke Playground and Civic Campus. Your feedback will be used to help guide this playground design and future programming that meets the needs of the neighborhood.

Please review the following documents below with more information about the playground design and then complete the online survey. You can fill out the online survey here

If you are attending the Open House in person, please don’t fill out the online survey as we will have them for you at the Open House. 

Distancing and COVID-19

Community members will be asked to follow distancing guidelines at the meeting. This includes staying six feet apart, considering wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene. If you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms, please stay home.

Playground Project Documents & Links

For questions, please contact the Recreation Division at 763-572-3570.