Lakefront Park is a popular park near downtown and Lower Prior Lake that offers something for just about everyone. The 126-acre park features everything from trails and a beach to a bandstand and lots of play and athletic facilities. The City retained HKGi in fall of 2021 to conduct a master planning process to help City leaders understand what improvements residents and stakeholders would like to see at Lakefront Park and what some of the potential costs could be to replace aging facilities and reconfigure elements that no longer function as effectively.
The list of 24 improvement initiatives outlined in the plan includes a mix of new program elements, improvements and upkeep of existing facilities, and some reorganizing of the park’s layout to address issues such as accessibility and conflicting uses in proximity to one another. Some of the more notable recommendations include enhanced beach amenities, public access docks, new pickleball/tennis courts, an inclusive playground, a new splash pad, a new and relocated skate park, a new winter warming house in a reorganized winter activity area, and a new disc golf course.
Extensive community engagement
New or improved woodland trails
Inclusive play area and reconfigured activity areas to improve functionality
New stormwater treatment practices to conserve water quality in Lower Prior Lake
Collaborate, Listen, Explore, Create.
The planning process enjoyed widespread participation from Prior Lake community members with interactive Social Pinpoint maps, extensive community surveys, and in person activities to hear from the people who will enjoy the park.View the Lakefront Park Master Plan