Moore Lake Park


Address 5890 Central Avenue
Start Date August 2023
End Date November 2023
Current Status Implementation Planning
Park Type Community Park
Size 143 Acres
Special Use Lakeshore Recreation

Current Status

The Moore Lake Park Project is ramping up! Demolition of the beach house will begin at the start of May. New building construction and site improvements are anticipated to begin mid-June and substantially complete by November 2023. Given the extent of work associated with the improvements and the adjacent Anoka County Roundabout Project at Central Avenue and Gardena Avenue, the park will be closed during construction. 

The Moore Lake Filter project will soon be underway for the season, and the Central-Gardena roundabout project will be starting in June. There is utility work ongoing currently at the intersection in preparation for the latter project. Find out more about these area projects on their webpages Anoka County Highway Department and Moore Lake Filter Project

Updated May 24, 2023

  1. Project summary & Concept Plans


A refined concept plan for Moore Lake was developed focusing on the initial design intent for passive recreation for picnics and gatherings, as well as lakeshore activities. Enhancing Moore Lake Park as an iconic community gateway was recognized as a top priority. Other strategies to improve the park were related to improved water quality in order for water-related recreation to be more successful. 

Recommendations include:

  • Improved and expanded picnic opportunities
  • Water-related activities to include paddle rental kiosk and storage with boarding dock
  • Park pavilion (location and size to be determined based on flood zones) with rental meeting room, restrooms and potential vending area
  • Improved parking areas
  • Basketball court
  • Flexible open lawn spaces
  • Naturalized spaces suitable for occasional flooding and stormwater storage
  • New playground meeting a broader range of ages and abilities 
  • Optional natural play space 
  • Lakeside seating and viewing area 
  • Improved trail connections and internal loops
  • Incorporating landscaping and public art 

Final Playground Design

Final Moore Lake Playground Design


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  1. Community Engagement
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