Park Project Updates

In 2020, the City of New Brighton approved the 2040 Park & Trail System Master Plan, which was a community-involved planning and design process that identifies recommendations for improvements to the park and trail system to meet the current needs and desires of the community. The City is now undertaking the first steps of implementing recommendations of the plan by making an initial investment into the park system. The first project was Sunny Square Park, which will be getting its finishing touches this Spring, and with favorable weather, will be open for field play this fall.

  1. Sunny Square Park
  2. Hansen Park
  3. Lions Park
  4. Totem Pole Park

The City of New Brighton has begun construction on Sunny Square Park! A number of improvements and enhancements will be made. 

  • New open air shelter with permanent restrooms (on a timer for open and closing!)
  • Ballfield enhancements
  • Fitness Equipment
  • New playground structure with shade structure and benches closer to the ballfield
  • Regional trail connection
  • Combined parking 
  • Pleasure skating rink in the winter in the open lawn area

Crews are on site starting the work. Trees have been marked for removal. Some trees are being removed because of project enhancements, but a large number are because of Emerald Ash Borer, tree health, overcrowding, etc. The City Forester has plans to replant trees on site in the near future!

You can see the entire cite plan by visiting -

Sunny Square Site Plan