Improvements at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park - roads, parking, buildings (year 1 of 2)
Renovation and partial relocation of the roads and parking areas at the park; including improvements to buildings and other related facilities. The current park building was constructed in 1985. The park had 75,300 visits in 2013.
Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL$17,237,000$18,067,000
(a) $17,237,000 the first year and $18,067,000 the second year are for distribution according to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3.
(b) Money appropriated under this section and distributed to implementing agencies must be used to fund the list of recommended projects in the report submitted pursuant to Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4, paragraph (o). Projects funded by the money appropriated under this section must be substantially consistent with the project descriptions and dollar amounts in the report. Any funds remaining after completion of the listed projects may be spent by the implementing agencies on projects to support parks and trails.
(c) Grant agreements entered into by the Metropolitan Council and recipients of money appropriated under this section must ensure that the funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding.
(d) The implementing agencies receiving appropriations under this section shall give consideration to contracting with Conservation Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and other activities.
Number of: SQFT of parking renovated; miles of road renovated; SQFT of parking relocated/built; miles of road relocated/built; Number and types of improvements made to buildings and facilities.
41,200 square feet (116 parking stalls) removed; 0.9 miles road removed; 46,000 square feet (139 parking stalls) constructed; 1.0 miles road constructed; New playground with landscaping, benches, and drinking fountain. Improved roadway and parking lots lighting, and automated security gate.