Cook Park Reinvestment

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At 79-acres, Cook Park is the largest park in the city. Along with sports fields and picnic shelters, you’ll find wetlands, wooded areas, open space and a butterfly garden. Its riverfront location gives boaters easy access to many miles of scenic waterways.

Reinvesting in Cook Park

Many of the parks features are due for an upgrade. We are currently working to maximize the recreation value of the park, as recommended in the city's draft Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Revitalizing Cook Park is also important for reaching the city’s goals for equity, walkability, accessibility and more.

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At 79-acres, Cook Park is the largest park in the city. Along with sports fields and picnic shelters, you’ll find wetlands, wooded areas, open space and a butterfly garden. Its riverfront location gives boaters easy access to many miles of scenic waterways.

Reinvesting in Cook Park

Many of the parks features are due for an upgrade. We are currently working to maximize the recreation value of the park, as recommended in the city's draft Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Revitalizing Cook Park is also important for reaching the city’s goals for equity, walkability, accessibility and more.

Learn more about this work...

  • Cook Park Accessible Boat Ramp

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    Project Need: The existing boat ramp and boarding dock was rebuilt in 1997 following the 1996 floods. The boarding docks have aged well beyond useful life and are in need of replacement. There is also a demand for a handicap accessible small craft boat launch.

    Project Description: This project will replace the obsolete wooden boarding docks with new technology using recycled plastic materials. The new docks will also incorporate a handicap accessible boat launch. Design, engineering, and permitting will be required before construction and installation with some requirement for sediment removal.

    Project Funding: The project budget includes assumption of receipt of Marine Board grant.

  • Cook Park Inclusive Play Structure

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    Project Need: The large community playground at Cook Park was installed in 1993. Of the 21 playgrounds on city property, it is the oldest by eight years. Its design is outdated, and the finishes are wearing out. As a community we need a new, large, community playground designed to maximize inclusion and fun for community members of all abilities.

    Project Description: Remove the main playground at Cook Park and replace it with a more modern, inclusive, and accessible play structure.

    Project Funding: TBD

  • Tot Lot

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    The Tot Lot is now open!

    Located on the east side of the park, the tot lot is designed for ages 2-5. Enjoy!



Page last updated: 15 September 2021, 09:20