If you're grateful for the everyday quality of life in Golden Valley, including having well-maintained streets, parks, and water and sewer systems, thank a public works professional.
National Public Works Week celebrates the importance of public works in the daily life of a community, particularly the planning, building, managing, and operating of the infrastructure at its heart. This year's theme, "Connecting the World Through Public Works," focuses on how public works professionals strive to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve.
As National Public Works Week 2023 (May 21-27) draws to a close, the City of Golden Valley is highlighting the many projects under way or coming up this summer. Some are ongoing, like the multiple maintenance projects done each year by the City's Public Works Department. Others may include infrastructure updates and repairs.
- Ballfield Rehabilitation: Repair fields at Isaacson Park #1 and Sandburg
- Medley Park: Construct water quality treatment pond
- Microsurface Project: Apply treatment to extend pavement life on Winnetka Ave from I-394 to Harold Ave
- Park Lighting: Continue replacing indoor and outdoor lighting with LEDS
- Pavement Management Program (PMP): Improve utilities and reconstruct streets in northwest Golden Valley
- Scheid Park: Rebuild hybrid tennis/pickleball courts, replace ice rink, improve west ballfield, install new sun shelter, re-roof park shelter
- SEA School/Wildwood Park: Install stormwater and flood control structures
- Seeman Park: Rebuild asphalt pad for basketball court area, install adjustable basketball hoop
- Yosemite Park: Install new playground equipment and shade structure