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Location: 4630 Welcome Ave North

Related Plans: Included in 2017 Crystal Park System Master Plan

Primary Project Elements:

1) Significant improvements to softball field #3

2) Moving the hockey rink to the south

3) Removal of Welcome Avenue (one block section within the park)

Project Design: Map of Project (Phase 1)

Questions: (763) 531-0052; Email

Project Description: Welcome Park is one of the city's most popular community parks; with activities like softball and soccer in the summer and ice skating in the winter. With this project, the park will become home to the city's primary softball field - complete with lights, irrigation and fencing. The field will replace the softball fields currently located in Becker Park. To accommodate this improved field, the hockey rink will be shifted to the south and the one block section of Welcome Avenue will be removed. Improving other amenities in the park like the warming house, play area, basketball court and other softball fields are not included in this project.

Activity Timeline

Tentative Dates

Award of Planning Contract

January 2, 2018


January - March, 2018

Award of Construction Contract

May 15, 2018

Groundbreaking Ceremony

June 6, 2018

Begin Construction

Early July, 2018

Substantial Completion

September, 2018

Hockey Rink Available

Winter 2018/19

Softball Field Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening

July 25, 2019

Additional Information:
City maintenance staff will remove the existing fences, road and hockey boards in the spring of 2018.

Design Consultant:
WSB & Associates

Contractor: Rachel Contracting

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