Dan has long advocated for a well-maintained and user-oriented parks & recreation system in Roseville. He knows that appealing parks and relevant recreation programs enhance the community quality of life, benefit property values, and improve the health and well-being of our residents – not to mention that they provide a benefit to our environment.
He is proud of his service on the Park & Recreation Master Plan steering committee in 2010. That process involved extensive community input which led to the Park Renewal Program and bonding in 2011, and construction of the pathways on Victoria Street and County Road B2 and other short segments, new playgrounds and fields in most parks, and popular and well-used new park buildings.
Dan continues to prioritize making park infrastructure funding sustainable, including developing the basis for a funding plan approved in 2018 that sustains the park capital fund for the next 20 years and beyond.
To serve the next generations of park users, Dan agrees with ongoing efforts to reach out to new members of the community and determine which recreation programs and facilities should be added and which ones may be obsolete, including the recent plan to evolve some tennis courts to pickleball in partnership with Roseville Schools.
Dan played an important role in securing funding from the legislature in 2020/21 for major needed upgrades to the John Rose Minnesota OVAL. Those over $3 million in projects are underway in 2022 and will serve the facility and community well into the future.
Dan is proud that in 2021, with significant anonymous community donor support, Roseville opened an expanded and more inclusive playground at Central Park Victoria West, and he looks forward to enhancing inclusivity of City park facilities for children and adults of all abilities.