Parks and Recreation

Current Projects

Donahue South

The Park and Recreation Department is working with an engineering firm to create a site grading plan that will allow for effective drainage and support any future park improvements.  City staff is currently exploring options for site layout and amenities, which will restore the park to a functioning neighborhood gathering and recreation place.  Further details will be released to neighborhood residents when a concept plan has been approved by the Maple Grove Park and Recreation Board in the coming months. To visit the Engineering project page, please click here:


Weaver Lake Boat Launch

On Thursday, July 9th, Parks Maintenance Staff made necessary improvements to the boat ramp. Rock was added to both sides of the ramp and in between the slats on the ramp itself to promote a smoother transition for watercraft.

The repaving project at the Weaver Lake boat launch parking lot began on Wednesday, July 15th. Contractors reclaimed the existing asphalt and will be adding fill material to allow for the addition of 10 carry-on access parking stalls. The parking lot and launch will remain open during the reclamation process but will be CLOSED July 29th, 30th, and 31st when the paving crew is on site installing the new asphalt base and wear courses. The City of Maple Grove will provide signage and update this project page if there are paving or weather delays. To visit the Engineering project page, please click here:


Woodland Ponds Boardwalk

At the June 18th, 2020, Park Board Meeting, the Board approved the final concept and awarded the bid for the Woodland Ponds Boardwalk Project. The contractor is acquiring materials and gathering resources for deployment. The contractor will be onsite mid-August to begin the installation of the footings (helical piles). They should then be ready to install lumber when it is delivered in September. Additional Updates will be provided on this page. To view design drawings for the boardwalk, please click here:


If you have specific concerns or questions related to the park improvements at Donahue South Park, the Weaver Lake Boat Launch, or the Woodland Ponds Boardwalk project, please email Ben Jaszewski at



Nature Play Area - Opening 2020!

Work has begun this week to develop a Nature Play Area at Arbor View Early Childhood Center!  This project is a partnership with District 279 and the City of Maple Grove Park Board. 

The play area will be designed for children up to age 8 and their families and will feature:

  • Sand play area
  • Water play area
  • Giant bird’s nest Mud kitchen
  • Building and climbing area
  • Group gathering space
  • Slack line and hammock area
  • Willow tunnels...and more!


Play features and paths will be accessible and open to the community after school hours.

The nature play area will be located at Lake View Knolls park across from the Arbor View Early Childhood Center.  

Contact Aimee Peterson 763-494-6500 with any questions about this project and partnership.

Concept site map


Park Construction Updates and Intermittent Closures

2020 Court Reconstruction:

June - Rush Creek Elementary Tennis and Basketball Courts

July – Weaver Lake Elementary Basketball Court

2020 Trail Reconstruction:

July - Fernbrook Elementary Trails

August – Thoreson Park, and Eagle Nest Playlot to 65th Ave N