Cottageville Park Water Quality Protection and Stream Restoration Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Minnehaha Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This area currently discharges a significant amount of untreated stormwater runoff to Minnehaha Creek. Proposed improvements will treat direct/untreated runoff and allow for re-routing of untreated stormwater on Blake Road and Lake Street to provide large scale water quality benefits. A total phosphorus reduction of 34 lbs to the City of Hopkins is estimated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 25 lb. of phosphorus per year and 11 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Minnehaha Creek WD are: Brian Shekleton, Dick Miller, James Calkins, Jeff Casale, Lee Keeley, Pamela Blixt, William Olson
Project Overview

The Cottageville Park Water Quality Protection and Stream Restoration Project was developed to meet the goals of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the City of Hopkins, including; water resource management, channel stabilization, stream enhancement, riparian corridor improvements, open space creation, park development, and revitalization. The project achieves these goals through implementation of the following:

1. Redeveloping a portion of the previously expanded park area to include a wide variety of stormwater BMPs including biofiltration, infiltration areas, stormwater re-use systems, native plantings, and enhanced outlet filters. These practices, when completed, will reduce on an annual basis the pollutant load directed to Minnehaha Creek by approximately 35 pounds of phosphorus, 20 tons of sediment, and 5 acre feet of runoff volume;
2. Stabilizing eroding banks and enhancing the riparian corridor along 1000 feet of Minnehaha Creek;
3. Constructing an education kiosk and creek access within Cottageville Park;
4. Providing recreational opportunities with a canoe/kayak access and connection to the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnehaha Creek WD
Street Address
15302 Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven; Minnetonka
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp