Slides will soon snake up from the ground at two parks around Lake Harriet. This weekend, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed off parts of Beard's Plaisance and Wiliam Berry Park in preparation for the beginning of construction that is expected to last until spring.
The final designs, chosen , include seperate play structures for toddlers and older children.
Together, the two playgrounds will cost $1.067 million and will be paid for by a grant from the Parks and Trails Fund, part of the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, the Park Board said in a press release. Construction is not expected to close any bike or foot paths around the lake.