Bad weather proves a boon to Edina's indoor park

  • Article by: Mary Jane Smetanka , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Cost-cutting and Mother Nature converge to put the park in the black.

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davehougDec. 13, 1310:18 PM

When this was decided and voted on, was 26 years in the red part of the plan??? GREAT place, a real addition to the city......but was it sold as worth the subsidy or was it sold as a 'good investment'???

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SpaceVikingDec. 13, 1310:53 PM

Since when do city parks have to show a profit?

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elmi0001Dec. 14, 13 6:27 AM

Amen SpaceViking!

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berrymomDec. 14, 13 7:08 AM

I don't know whether city parks have to show a profit, but I imagine it's much easier to plan that asset in the budget when you know it will be somewhere in the black rather than in the red.

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SpaceVikingDec. 14, 13 2:36 PM

I think fees are fine for something like this but I also don't think they have to show a profit. The point of parks and such is that they are a city service there for everyone.

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skeptikDec. 14, 13 3:09 PM

When they fired the horticulturalist, what did they do with all the natural greenery?

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Loon03Dec. 14, 13 3:21 PM

That is what nature is for SpaceViking. If you want an indoor park, why don't you and those who agree with you pay for it so that those of us who do not want that service can spend our money on what we want?

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antisuburbsDec. 14, 13 3:40 PM

I remember coming here as a kid and seeing all the trees and being amazed. Now it seems like they have turned it from an indoor park to just a fancy community center.

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