radio city splash pad & park
Radio City Park is located in the growing southeast quadrant of Minot and was constructed over 20 years ago. Due to significantly increased usage, weather conditions and time, the park was in need of upgrades. The Minot Park District engaged Ackerman-Estvold to provide conceptual master planning and site design guidance in order to concurrently address site issues and incorporate desired upgrades and new amenities. Following a period of conceptual master planning, Ackerman-Estvold was directed to move forward with a complete site design package for bidding / construction. Following the bid process / contractor selection, Ackerman-Estvold’s construction engineering group provided essential on-site inspections and worked to maintain proper construction sequencing and coordination to meet project deadlines and budget.
The proposed improvements to the 6.18 acre park would transform the park’s classification from a neighborhood park into a destination park where residents across the southeast region of Minot and beyond would travel to enjoy the amenities. Improvements consisted of a new vehicle access off of 37th Avenue SE with paved parking lot, reconfiguration / paving of the existing gravel loop off of 2nd Street SE with added parking, basketball court, pedestrian path network connecting on-site improvements to a multi-use path on 37th Avenue SE, child’s play feature, improvements to existing baseball field, pre-fabricated bathroom facility, and a nine water feature new splash pad as the focal point of the park. Grading improvements were designed to address the park’s existing drainage issues and placement of an irrigation system will help to control wildlife impacts.
This project was originally bid in a phased manner in 2014 with the Board’s election to reject the bids. In 2015 the project was re-bid in its entirety with bid numbers that were consistent with estimated construction costs ($1,360,000). The park became operational in 2016 and is now a popular recreational destination within the city.