Park Board to Vote on Wirth Upgrades in February
The Star Tribune published renditions of the center, which is part of a Wirth expansion project that would cost about $6 million.
In a Feb. 4 article, the Star Tribune wrote about proposed changes coming to Theodore Wirth Park. Writer Eric Roper reported that the park is in a “tug of war” between golf lovers and the exploding interest in cross country skiing and mountain biking.
According to the article, the proposed welcome center is just part of the larger picture of change for the park.
"It's a bit of culture shift. It is," Bruce Chamberlain, Minneapolis Park Board assistant superintendent, said in the article. "And it's because of the changing dynamic of the city and what people want out of recreation."
Roper reported that the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Loppet Foundation will vote on the welcome center and proposed changes in February. The vote was initially supposed to occur in January, but issues with the contract between the Parks Board and the foundation pushed the vote back.