Phase One is the biggest and perhaps the most important phase of the entire revitalization of the GND REC.
Phase One has been completed! A new 551 foot 6 inch water line, hydrant and two 2 inch lines to the GND REC have been installed. "The Shack" has been rechristened the “GND REC” and has been completely remodeled to bring the building up to code and become the hub of activity for the community. A new storage building has been constructed. The entire area has under gone major earthwork to address drainage by setting elevation, installing drain pipes, a new 30 inch culvert and constructing rain gardens. Additionally paved trailswith lighting have been installed to make the entire GND REC more environmentally friendly. An open air Pavilion has been constructed be available to the community for public gatherings, concerts enjoy a beautiful day, or have a great place to rest as they bike down the St. Louis River Corridor.
An Open Turf Play Area has been revitalized right outside "The REC", giving an area with endless possibilities during the warmer months, and an Ice Rink during the winter months. Major landscaping and planting has been done throughout Phase One to enhance the beauty of The GND REC. Phase One will end with the construction of two soccer fields, a baseball backstop for pick-up games and a beautiful area to enjoy the day.
Phase One of the plan has something to offer everyone including additional parking.