Next steps in planning the future of Hiawatha Golf Course

Paige Elliott/MSR News

The public is invited to attend the next Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting set for July 22 at Lake Nokomis Community Center. 

The CAC works with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) staff and consultants over a 12-month period to make recommendations to MPRB Commissioners. There are currently three designs for the golf course, all of which call for a decreased number of holes on the course to allow for the MPRB’s decision to reduce the amount of water being pumped on the grounds. 

The meeting will continue the CAC’s workshop discussion to develop a singular preferred design alternative outline for the course. Once agreed upon, the outline will be handed off to the project’s design team for refinement.

Here is where the CAC left its preferred design alternative outline:

  • Pollution mitigation, City involved
  • Fence comes down strategically, increase accessibility to park and water
  • Revised/improved clubhouse, with winter activity
  • Balance natural and recreation spaces with appropriate plantings
  • Keep costs low, capital and maintenance
  • Safe walking path around the lake, not necessarily directly adjacent to lake
  • More purposeful interpretation African American and Indigenous  history, art, and culture (unfinished, conversation to be continued) 

What: Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan Community Advisory Committee meeting

When: Monday, July 22, 2019, from 6-8:00 pm

Where: Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis

Contact: Cindy Anderson at 612-230-6472 or

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