Video: Dedication celebration for Dakota Place Park

Kids helped cut the ribbon this afternoon with Jennifer Cargal of Friends of Dakota Place Park, during a community celebration dedicating the park (map), which contains a historic substation building. As we’ve noted here, the park’s been open about two months, but the people who worked so hard to help make it happen wanted to take a moment to celebrate what’s taken more than five years to accomplish:

Though the landscaping and art are in place, there’s one more phase for Dakota Place – completion of the city-landmark substation building’s interior renovations, so it can serve as a satellite facility for Hiawatha Community Center. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee decided recently (WSB coverage here) to allocate $400,000 for that.

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3 Replies to "Video: Dedication celebration for Dakota Place Park"

  • jtm October 22, 2009 (8:23 pm)

    This is a very beautiful park which I’m lucky enough to have right around the corner from my house. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

  • dave October 22, 2009 (9:33 pm)

    Does anyone know what programs Hiawatha Community Center will have at the location? Great news on another pocket neighborhood joint opening and preservation of cool old buildings and green space.

  • miws October 23, 2009 (10:24 am)

    Great little pocket park!


    It’s been a much welcomed spot for a quick break to catch my breath, and grab a drink of water from my bottle, while out on a long walk!



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