Battle Creek Regional Park Long Range Plan

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Battle Creek Regional Park is getting a new master plan for the first time in 30 years. Led by Ramsey County Parks & Recreation, in partnership with SRF Consulting, the planning process included extensive community engagement over the past two years.

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Plan Archived

Battle Creek Long Range Plan has been archived along with our other studies and plans.

Archived Projects

Draft plan

Battle Creek Regional Park Master Plan Draft (PDF, 44MB)

Approval timeline

  • Municipalities - complete.
  • County board – spring/summer 2023.
  • Metropolitan Council – summer/fall 2023.

Community engagement

Extensive community engagement was conducted throughout the planning process. Engagement included pop-up workshops, community meetings and collaborative design sessions. Engagement sessions were held at the park and in nearby community spaces to gather feedback. Community members had the opportunity to share their vision of what the park should look like with planners and park designers.

Community design

The first community design meeting was held on November 2, 2019. A variety of engagement events have been held over the course of the past two summers. 

Previous community engagement meetings & opportunities

  • Hmongtown Marketplace Pop-up – June 29, 2019.
  • Ramsey County Fair Pop-up – July 12, 2019.
  • Battle Creek Regional Park Pop-up – July 14, 2019.
  • Recreation Stakeholders Focus Group – July 24, 2019.
  • Master Plan Community Meeting – August 3, 2019.
  • Battle Creek Waterworks Pop-up – August 10, 2019.
  • Highwood Hills Recreation Center Pop-up – August 28, 2019.
  • Park Design Community Meeting – November 2, 2019.
  • Virtual Community Meeting – July 23, 2020.
  • Call-in Community Office Hours – July 28, 2020.

Preferred concept 30-day public review

A 30-day review period for master plan concepts was open through November 30, 2020. Concepts were developed through community engagement, partner participation and public input through design charrettes and online survey involvement. 

Draft plan 45-day public review

A 45-day public review of the draft master plan was held from September to October of 2021.