The board has approved $1.8 million for facility projects and about $125,000 for athletic equipment and small asset projects for 2018.
Facility grant recipients
- City of Champlin, $10,000 for renovations at Richardson Park
- City of Edina, $139,800 for lighting and safety netting at Braemar Park
- City of Golden Valley, $150,000 for baseball field lighting at Isaacson Park
- City of Loretto, $54,500 for improvements at Loretto Athletic Park and Arnold Klaers Baseball Field
- City of Maple Grove, $250,000 for new artificial turf fields at Fernbrook Fields
- City of Saint Louis Park, $200,000 for two new softball fields at Aquila Park
- Hopkins Schools, $10,700 for a running track at Meadowbrook Elementary
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $100,000 for expansion and renovation of the gymnasium at Folwell Park
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $150,000 for renovations of tennis courts at Loring Park and Morgan Tennis Courts
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $250,000 for a skate park at Central Gym/Park
- Minneapolis Public Schools, $125,000 for an athletic field lighting system at South High School
- Orono School District, $200,000 for improvements at the Orono Ice Arena
- Richfield Public Schools, $75,000 for a playground at Richfield Dual Language School
- Saint Anthony-New Brighton Schools, $100,000 for expansion and renovations of the gymnasium at Wilshire Park Elementary School
The board approved $1.8 million for facility projects, $250,000 for athletic equipment and small asset projects and $125,000 for playground projects in 2017.
Facility grant recipients
- City of Brooklyn Center, $100,000 to reconstruct four youth ball fields at Centennial Park and reconfigure the park
- City of Champlin, $85,000 for lighting and improvements at field #5 at Andrews Park
- City of Deephaven, $143,000 for an asphalt rink, boards, lighting, basketball hoops and other amenities at Thorpe Park
- City of Golden Valley, $100,000 for lights for three ball fields and the replacement of bleachers and dugouts at Isaacson Park
- City of Minnetonka, $94,000 for a gym floor at Lionsgate Academy
- City of Minnetonka, $90,000 for field lighting at Civic Center Park
- City of Robbinsdale, $75,000 for fitness center and gymnasium equipment at Robbinsdale Middle School
- City of Saint Louis Park, $100,000 for the skate park at Carpenter Park
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $250,000 to expand snowmaking infrastructure at Theodore Wirth Regional Park
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $100,000 for gym and field improvements at Central Gym and Park
- Minneapolis Public Schools, $250,000 for synthetic turf athletic field and track surface at South High School
- Robbinsdale Area Schools ISD 281, $110,000 for reconstruction and improvements to the north playfield at Cooper High School
- Three Rivers Park District, $218,000 for improved access at Hyland ski jump
- Westonka Public Schools ISD 277, $100,000 for renovation and improvement of field #1 at Mound Westonka High School
Capital grant recipients
- City of Brooklyn Center, $65,000 for a mobile recreation vehicle
- City of Brooklyn Park, $65,000 for a mobile recreation vehicle
- City of Crystal, $38,000 to rebuild infields on 3 little league baseball fields
- City of Loretto, $150,000 for a synthetic turf infield at Arnold Klaers baseball field
- City of Minnetonka, $112,000 to build a new gymnasium at Eagle Ridge Academy
- City of Plymouth, $200,000 to build new adaptive softball field and universal access playground
- City of Saint Louis Park, $115,000 to build new outdoor refrigerated and covered ice rink
- City of Shorewood, $200,000 to lay synthetic turf for a multipurpose field at Badger Park
- ISD 286 Brooklyn Center Schools, $100,000 to resurface 400 meter track and other sports field improvements
- Minneapolis Public Schools, $150,000 to remodel fitness center and install new equipment at North High School
- Minneapolis Public Schools, $150,000 to remodel fitness center and install new equipment at Washburn High School
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $225,000 to reconstruct and reconfigure 7 ballfields at Bossen Fields
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $75,000 to reconstruct field and reconfigure 2 seasonal ice rink locations at McRae Park
As part of its commitment to the Hennepin Youth Sports Program, the board approved $1,850,000 for 13 capital grant projects and $125,000 for 15 athletic equipment and small asset projects for 2015.
Capital grant recipients
- City of Brooklyn Park for $165,000 for field improvements at Zane Sports Park
- City of Crystal for $65,000 for playground equipment at Basset Creek Park
- City of Eden Prairie for $40,000 for an accessible playground at True Friends Camp
- City of Golden Valley for $325,000 for athletic facility improvements at Sandburg Learning Center
- City of Maple Grove for $100,000 for a hard-court facility at Maple Grove Junior High community gymnasiums
- City of Minnetrista for $100,000 for two new tennis courts and a trail at Lisle Park
- Eden Prairie ISD 272 for $60,000 for additional lights at Turf Field A
- Minneapolis Public Schools for $172,000 for new fitness centers at Edison and Henry High Schools and $84,600 for a new fitness center at Southwest High School
- Minneapolis Public Schools for $59,400 for new playground and athletic fields at Field Middle School
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for $200,000 for a new playground and interpretive history site at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
- Robbinsdale Area Schools ISD 281 for $32,665 for playground equipment at Northport Park
- St. Louis Park ISD 283 for $121,000 for improvements at St. Louis Park High School Stadium
- Three Rivers Park District for $325,000 for synthetic surface and jump area improvements for the Bush Lake Ski Jump
Equipment grant recipients
- City of Eden Prairie for $7,750 for training and conditioning equipment at Eden Prairie Community Center
- City of Eden Prairie for $4,610 for soccer goals and nets at Miller Park, Crestwood Park and Flying Cloud Fields
- City of Loretto for $10,000 for a utility vehicle for baseball maintenance at Loretto Community Park
- City of Minneapolis for $8,672 for soccer goals and training equipment at MPD Special Ops Center Field
- City of New Hope for $10,000 for 160 pairs of rental ice skates at the New Hope Ice Arena
- City of Robbinsdale for $3,610 for two sets of soccer goals at Manor and Lee Parks
- Intermediate School District 287 for $10,000 for fitness equipment at Epsilon School and the Hennepin County Home School
- Minnetonka ISD 276 for $10,000 for playground structures at Scenic Heights Elementary
- Minnetonka ISD 276 for $978 for four sets of volleyball standards at the Minnetonka Community Education Center
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for $9,000 for a wrestling mat at Logan Park
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for $10,000 for a utility vehicle for maintaining outdoor ice rinks at North Commons and Bohanan Parks
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for $10,000 for basketball backboards at Longfellow Park
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for $3,275 for baseball pitching mound, bases, tumbling mats and soccer nets at Sibley Park
- Minneapolis Public Schools - Special District 1 for $10,000 for a dance floor and accessories at Asian Media Access
- Richfield Public Schools for $10,000 for wall padding for the wrestling room at Richfield High School
The board approved $1,850,000 in Youth Sports grants for 2014. The Hennepin Youth Sports Program awards capital grants to build, repair, renovate or expand youth sports facilities in Hennepin County.
Capital grant recipients
- City of Dayton for playground and safety improvements at McNeil Park for $57,000
- City of Edina for the Edina Multi-purpose Sports Dome for $250,000
- City of Golden Valley for play structure replacement at Wildwood Park for $50,000
- City of Richfield for synthetic turf at Holy Angels Academy for $200,000
- City of Robbinsdale for playfield enhancements at Lee Park for $325,000
- City of Rogers for field lighting and storm shelter at North Community Park for $105,000
- Intermediate District 287 for playfield improvements at South Education Center for $168,000
- Minneapolis Public Schools for new fitness centers at Roosevelt and South High Schools for $325,000
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation for a natural swimming pool at Webber Park for $250,000
- Orono ISD 278 for a playground and playfield improvements at the Maple Plain Discovery Center for $60,000
- Robbinsdale ISD 281 for East Youth Playfield improvements at Northport Elementary and Park for $60,000
Equipment grant recipients
- City of Loretto for an infield drag attachment and portable batting cage at Loretto Athletic Park for $9,485
- City of Minnetonka for two pitching machines, four dugout benches and improvements at Optimist Park for $6,000
- City of New Hope for dedicated dry-land training area within current ice arena at New Hope Ice Arena for $10,000
- City of Robbinsdale for equipment storage facility, backstop netting and PA system at Lakeview Terrace Park for $8,500
- City of Robbinsdale for field equipment and training aids at Spanjers Park for $1,266
- City of Rogers for goals, nets and training aids at Rogers High School for $4,000
- City of St. Louis Park for lacrosse goals and nets, back-up nets and storage facility at Saint Louis Park Jr. High for $4,880
- Village of Minnetonka Beach for an adapted swing at Half Moon Park for $777
- Eden Prairie ISD 272 for a wrestling mat hoist at Central Middle School for $10,000
- Hopkins ISD 270 for two turf management utility vehicles with groomers for use throughout the district for $10,000
- Minneapolis Public Schools for crossfit equipment at Edison High School for $2,300
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for outdoor bleachers, outdoor basketball and pitching machine at East Phillips Cultural and Community Center for $10,000
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for football sled and dummies and tip-roll bleachers for gym at North Commons Park for $9,750
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for a gym divider curtain at Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center for $7,000
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for tip-roll bleachers for the gym at Logan Park for $10,000
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for pitching machine and protective L-screens at Sibley Park for $2,400
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for football blocking dummies, shields, chute boards at Waite Park for $1,900
- Richfield ISD 280 for blacktop for basketball courts and two outdoor hoops at the Outdoor Play Area at 7461 Oliver Ave. So. for $10,000
- Three Rivers Park District for two outboard motors, two ergometers at Bryant Lake for $6,700
The board awarded $2.24 million in 2013 Hennepin Youth Sports Program grants to 14 facility and 46 small equipment/asset projects.
Capital grant recipients
- Brooklyn Center, Centennial Park: $116,500 to convert a baseball field to four soccer fields
- Brooklyn Park, Community Activity Center: $50,000 to create a stocked youth fishing pond
- Crystal, Community Center: $113,965 for lights on two little league fields
- Hopkins Public Schools ISD 270, Eisenhower Elementary: $200,000 to replace and expand the playground, including an inclusive play structure
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
- Phillips Community Center: $325,000 to renovate the indoor pool
- NSP Fields: $100,000 to create two new youth ball fields and renovate two softball fields
- Lyndale Farmstead: $80,000 to install synthetic turf for a multipurpose field
- Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation: $115,000 to install synthetic turf for a soccer field
- Minnetonka, Glen Lake Park: $45,000 for softball field lights
- Minnetonka Public Schools ISD 276, Minnetonka High School: $75,000 for a synthetic turf multipurpose field
- Osseo Area Schools ISD 279, Osseo Senior High: $250,000 for lights on the baseball and softball fields
- Rockford Area Schools ISD 883, west of Corcoran Community Park: $110,000 for a new baseball field
- Richfield Public Schools ISD 280, Richfield STEM School: $125,000 for a playground
- St. Louis Park, Louisiana Park - $250,000 for new lights and irrigation on three multipurpose fields and other site improvements
Fall and spring equipment grant recipients
- Corcoran, Corcoran Community Park: $10,000 for turf mower
- Crystal, Smothers Memorial Field: $5,000 for bleachers, pitching mound covers
- Eden Prairie
- Miller Park: $10,000 for utility vehicle and towable groomer
- Miller Park: $4,000 for outfield fencing
- Golden Valley
- Lions, Wesley and Perpich school parks: $10,000 for soccer goals
- Brookview and Wesley Parks: $2,500 for tennis nets
- Loretto, Loretto Community Park: $1,550 for baseball pitching screens
- Maple Plain, Northside Park: $7,500 for jump track at BMX dirt bike park
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
- Audubon Park: $9,950 for gymnastics equipment
- Bryant Square Park: $1,750 for soccer goals
- Frank Quilici Field: $7,500 for utility vehicle
- Harrison Park: $8,320 for football blocking equipment and volleyball net system
- Kingfield Park: $7,965 for two volleyball net systems, three indoor soccer goals and two ball lockers
- Lake Nokomis and Wirth Lake: $3,400 for 12 buoys, 60 life vests, 40 kickboards and 64 noodles
- Lynnhurst Park: $6,175 for bleachers, soccer goals and volleyball equipment
- Neiman Sports Complex: $9,900 for soccer goals
- Northeast, Pearl, Quilici, Van Cleve and Bottineau parks: $5,650 for five baseball mound covers and six sets of bases
- Nokomis Park: $9,800 for gymnastics equipment
- Northeast and Southeast fields: $7,500 for riding lawn mower
- Parade Stadium: $1,000 for lacrosse goals
- Pershing Park: $1,500 for pitching machine
- Powderhorn Park: $10,000 for basketball backboards
- Roosevelt High School: $7,300 for high jump system
- Minneapolis Public Schools, Roosevelt High School: $6,7060 for football blocking equipment
- Minnetonka Beach, Ray Peters Park: $2,310 for outdoor ice rink boards
- Minnetonka Public Schools
- Minnetonka Middle School East: $4,750
- Excelsior Elementary School: $7,500 for playground equipment
- New Hope, Lighted Ball Field and Community Gym: $6,461 for five pitching machines, two storage chests and a portable generator
- Orono, Bederwood Park: $7,500 for playground equipment
- Osseo Area Schools, Maple Grove Senior High: $10,000 for swimming pool timing equipment
- Plymouth, Oakwood Park: $7,500 for player benches and dugout covers
- Richfield, various locations: $560 for portable lacrosse goals
- Richfield Public Schools, Richfield Middle School: $4,560 for soccer goals
- Lakeview Terrace Park: $8,000 for batting cage, dugout roofs, equipment shed, pitching rubbers and home plates
- Lakeview Terrace Park: $5,550 for safety netting and lacrosse goals
- Lakeview Terrace and Sanborn parks: $8,352 for playground equipment
- Manor and Spaniers parks: $2,799 for pitching machines
- Rogers, Lynch and South Community parks: $3,100 for soccer goals
- St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools, St. Anthony Village High School: $7,900 for wrestling mat
- St. Louis Park Schools, Dakota Park: $5,827 for batting aids and pitchers mounds
- Three Rivers Parks
- Bryant Lake Regional Park: $8,815 for two boat motors and 10 oars
- Hyland Hills Ski Area: $6,740 for timing system and safety equipment
- Various parks: $6,600 for trailer and ski rental equipment
The Hennepin Youth Sports Program awarded $2.2 million in capital grants for 11 projects and $105,452 for 16 equipment grant projects in 2012.
Capital grant recipients
- New Hope Ice Arena: $275,000 for energy improvements
- Richfield Public Schools, Richfield High School: $275,000 for varsity baseball field renovation
- St. Anthony-New Brighton ISD 282, Central Park: $249,000 for soccer field, lights for stadium multi-purpose field
- Minneapolis Public Schools, Washburn High School: $220,000 for synthetic turf in stadium
- Champlin, Andrews Park: $220,000 for improvements
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Wabun Picnic Area, Minnehaha Falls Park: $200,000 for universal access playground
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Elliot Park: $175,000 for synthetic turf soccer field
- Hopkins, Maetzold Field: $150,000 for converting adult field to youth, adding lights
- Brooklyn Park, Northwoods Park: $100,000 for wheelchair softball field
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Linden Hills: $80,000 for tennis court renovations
- Minnetonka ISD, Minnetonka High School: $75,000 for synthetic turf baseball infield
- Robbinsdale School District 181, Robbinsdale Middle School: $30,000 for play field irrigation
Equipment grant recipients
- Brooklyn Park, River, Norwood, and Willowstone Parks: $10,000 for safety fencing
- Minnetonka, Bennett Family Park: $10,000 for utility vehicle
- Spring Park, Thor Thompson Park: $10,000 for basketball court
- St. Louis Park, various St. Louis Park locations: $10,000 for pitching machines and storage
- Tonka Bay, Manitou Park: $10,000 for basketball court
- Westonka ISD 277, Mound Westonka High School: $10,000 for transport cart
- St. Anthony-New Brighton ISD 282, St. Anthony Village High School: $8,700 for gymnastics equipment
- Corcoran, Corcoran Community Park: $8,000 for batting cage and field netting
- Minneapolis, citywide program: $7,900 for pitching machines
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Farview Jordan Youth Athletic Council: $6,400 for football practice equipment
- Anoka Hennepin ISD 11, Champlin Park High School: $5,000 for baseball scoreboard replacement
- Minnetonka, Big Willow Baseball Association, Big Willow Park: $2,963 for dugouts
- Minnetonka, Lone Lake Park: $2,000 for Hopkins Youth Lacrosse Association goals
- Minnetonka, Glen Lake Mighty Mights, Glen Lake Park: $1,970 for improvements
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Pearl Park: $1,400 for one pitching machine
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Armatage Park: $1,146 for Southwest Area Football Association equipment
The Hennepin Youth Sports Program awarded $1.9 million for 10 projects in 2011.
- Robbinsdale Lakeview Terrace Park: $325,000 for lighting one ball field and one multi-purpose field, and dugout roofs for three ball fields.
- Maple Grove High School stadium: $325,000 for synthetic turf and seasonal dome.
- Brooklyn Center School District: $304,000 for a new youth gymnasium.
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Northeast Park: $300,000 for a new baseball field.
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Pearl Park: $225,000 for baseball field improvements.
- St. Louis Park, Rotary Northside Park redevelopment: $200,000 for three baseball fields and various improvements.
- Minnetonka Public Schools, Seven Tennis Court Complex: $100,000 for five new tennis courts.
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Currie Park: $75,000 for lighting for synthetic turf soccer field.
- St. Anthony-New Brighton School District: $40,000 to improve varsity girls softball fields and drain tile for softball and baseball fields.
- Hopkins Public Schools: $12,550 for resurfacing of four softball fields and other improvements.
Fifteen grants were awarded in 2010 for a total of about $2.3 million.
- $400,000 for Golden Valley Honeywell Youth Field expansion, two baseball fields and improvements.
- $334,250 for the Robbinsdale area school district, and Community Outdoor Athletic Facilities Phase I, lighted synthetic turf multipurpose field and gym improvements.
- $295,000 for Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Currie Park synthetic turf, converting a tennis court to a soccer field.
- $200,000 for St. Louis Park Northside Park redevelopment, three baseball fields, various improvements.
- $200,000 for Bloomington Public Schools turf development project at Kennedy and Jefferson high schools for new synthetic turf for two high school stadiums.
- $135,000 for Rogers North Community Park, lighting one field, creating a new field, new drain tile, retention and irrigation.
- $118,500 for Minneapolis El Colegio Charter School’s ‘El Patio’ – a recreation area including a soccer field, half-court basketball, two garden areas and outdoor classroom/theater.
- $110,000 for Eden Prairie Miller Park improvement – covered benches, batting cages, pitching stations and scoreboards for eight ball fields.
- $104,200 for Shorewood Manor Park shelter, playground and warming house.
- $102,829 for Spring Park Thor Thompson Park baseball field renovation.
- $80,500 for Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Pershing Park, to remove one infield and re-grade and irrigate a multipurpose field.
- $76,220 for Crystal Forest School Park, to convert a ball field to a multi-purpose field.
- $60,000 for Edina Independent School District Cornelia Elementary School playground renovation.
- $60,000 for an Edina outdoor hockey rinks project, replacing two outdoor hockey rinks.
- $43,523 for Crystal Little League for new sod for two fields, one scoreboard, and four poles for three fields; replace fencing and bleachers; sprinkler repairs.
Eighteen grants were awarded in 2009 for a total of about $2.5 million.
- $345,000 to St. Anthony-New Brighton Public Schools for lighting for two fields and spectator seating for St. Anthony Village Central Park.
- $240,000 to Richfield for four ball fields at the Lincoln Athletic Complex.
- $235,488 to Bloomington for tournament baseball field improvements to Red Haddox Baseball Field.
- $225,000 to Brooklyn Park to convert a baseball to soccer field at Edinbrook School Athletic Field.
- $225,000 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for a multipurpose field at Stewart Park Soccer Field.
- $210,000 to Brooklyn Park to convert a baseball to a soccer field at Zanewood School Park.
- $187,500 to the Hopkins-Minnetonka Joint Recreation Program for a playground for the .
- $150,000 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the East Phillips Park Soccer and Baseball Field.
- $130,000 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the Bottineau Park Soccer and Baseball Field.
- $115,000 to Wayzata for an outdoor rink, portable board system, replacement of lighting and new sidewalk for the Klapprich Park rehabilitation.
- $100,000 to Medina for a concessions building, restrooms, storage, ball field and fencing for the Field House.
- $75,000 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for Van Cleve Park Baseball Field.
- $50,000 to Rogers for locker rooms for the Rogers Activity Center.
- $48,945 to New Hope for a football and softball field at the New Hope Athletic Field.
- $45,000 to Minnetonka Public Schools for “Green, Fit and Fun” Recreational Facility.
- $44,000 to Rogers for baseball and softball fields for the Rogers High School ball field completion.
- $40,000 to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for irrigation at the Armatage Park Soccer and Baseball Field.
- $10,000 to Corcoran for two tee-ball fields at the Corcoran Community Park tee-ball field.