Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page Updated 5-18-20

  • City Hall and Public Works are open to the public beginning Monday, May 18. Please practice social distancing guidelines and read signage before entering buildings. Thank you for your cooperation!
  • The Coon Rapids Ice Center remains closed.
  • The Coon Rapids Senior Center and Civic Center remain closed.

Please note:

For people seeking answers to general questions, it is preferred to call and talk to staff first before stopping in person to City Hall. Many questions can be answered through a phone call or by visiting the City’s website. For business that needs to be conducted in-person and is more involved in nature or needs more discussion, please call ahead and set up an appointment with the appropriate staff person. These measures are being put in place to ensure social distancing, lessen the potential spread of the virus and adapt to changing conditions as it relates to City staff members working both in the office and in the field (or remotely). We thank the public for planning ahead for what they may need. Please call 763-755-2880 with your questions.

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Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency

The Coon Rapids City Council approved the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency at the 3-17-20 City Council meeting. Read the declaration here or watch that portion of the City Council meeting.

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Online City Services Available

Several City services are available online through the City of Coon Rapids website including:
E-permits
Request police reports

City Code information 
Pay your utility bill
Report issues (street lights out, pot holes, other maintenance concerns)
Job listings and applications

Please search the City website to see if there is information available online to help answer your questions.

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Events and Recreational Programs

ALL of the following events and activities have been CANCELED.

Recreational Programs

  • Spring Intro to Ice Skating Classes - May 4 start
  • Public Works Open House Event - May 16
  • Home Remodeling Tour - May 17
  • Movie in the Park - Frozen II at Sand Creek Park May 22 - POSTPONED (the hope is that this event can be rescheduled later in the year)
  • Pickleball Skills and Drills – June 1 start
  • Stand Up Paddleboard 101 Class - June 3, 7, 10
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Classes - June 3, 7, 10
  • Summer Kick off Public Skate at Coon Rapids Ice Center - June 7
  • Home Alone Safety Class taught by CRPD - June 11
  • Skyhawks Sports Camp - 3 sessions set to start June 15, July 13, August 10
  • Rec on the Spot - June 16 start
  • Intro to Hockey Camp at Coon Rapids Ice Center - August 4-13
  • Basic 1 and Basic 2 Ice Skating Classes - June 15 Start 

Events

  • Summer Concerts at Coon Rapids Dam: June 4 - July 16.
    As of May 5, 2020, the hope is to possibly keep 3 concerts at the end of the summer. See more details below.
  • 4th of July Community Celebration - Read more here about the decision.
  • Red, White and Blue Public Skate at Coon Rapids Ice Center - July 5
  • Kids Safety Camp - July 21-22
  • Family Night at the Twins Game - August 3

*Guests who purchased tickets to the winter concert featuring Betty Rydell April 9 will be refunded their ticket price starting June 1 (date subject to change based on events surrounding COVID-19). Tickets can be brought in to the front desk of City Hall as proof of purchase, and the receptionist will refund your ticket fee. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Programming that May Occur in Summer 2020

** As of May 6, 2020, the City hopes to offer the following programs, but final decisions will be determined June 1, 2020 based on public health recommendations at the time.

Events that May Occur in Summer 2020

** As of May 6, 2020, the City hopes to offer the following events, but final decisions will be determined June 1, 2020 based on public health recommendations at the time.

  • Summer Concerts at the Coon Rapids Dam
    • July 23 - The Authorities (Classic Rock and R & B)
    • July 30 - Ecuador Manta (Latin Fusion)
    • August 6 - Red Letter Band (Country)
  • Farmers Market - Every Wednesday July 15 - October 7, 3-6 p.m.
    Coon Rapids Ice Center Parking lot, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.
  • Summer in the City Neighborhood Meeting, July 28
    Lions Park
  • Night to Unite - MOVED to Tuesday, Oct. 6

Special Notes about Splash Pad and Crooked Lake Park Water Area

  • The date of the Splash Pad opening is uncertain due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Opening will be based upon state public health recommendations. The facility is not open at this time. Check back to this web page for more updates.
  • The water area at Crooked Lake Park (13180 Crooked Lake Blvd.) is open for recreational use. There is no lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk. Please practice social distancing.
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Updates by Department

Building Inspections Activities

Permits and Inspections are still required for projects, even during the state’s #StayHomeMN initiative.

Residential Inspections
Occupied homes which require entry will be inspected by video, using FaceTime or Google Duo (video chat mobile app).

New structures, vacant, and exterior work only inspections
Site visits will be done.

All commercial inspections
Site visits will be done.

  • Call 763-767-6476 to schedule all inspections and get your questions answered. You will need to leave a detailed message and staff will call you back as quickly as possible. You may also email the department to communicate.

Bunker Hills Golf Club

  • The facility opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18 as part of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-38 to expand outdoor recreational opportunities. The Executive and Championship courses are open.
  • Several operational enhancements are in place for the safety of golfers.
  • The Championship and Executive courses are open.
  • New additions to amenities as of April 25: cart rental is back (please follow new guidelines) and the Driving Range is open. Golf fees can be paid at the Starter Building, not only online.
  • The clubhouse, pro shop, Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse, and Bunker Hills Event Center remain closed.
  • For more information about the facility and to reserve tee times, visit the Bunker Hills Golf Website.

City Council Meetings

  • City Council meetings are now occurring online through Zoom webinar software. Read more about how to provide public comments and how to participate in meetings. In-person meetings are expected in June.

Coon Rapids Civic Center

  • Facility closed to the public until further notice.
  • Please read the latest policies regarding cancellations made by the Civic Center and/or if you are looking to cancel or reschedule your own private event.

Coon Rapids Ice Center

  • Facility closed until further notice.
  • Spring session of Intro to Ice Skating classes set to begin May 4 are canceled.
  • All public skating events canceled through July 12.
  • When You Believe Ice Show canceled April 23-26; may be rescheduled to later dates but this has not been determined.

Coon Rapids Senior Center

  • Facility closed until further notice.
  • All activities canceled until further notice.

Fire Department

  • Requests for fire truck visits to public events are canceled until further notice.
  • Blood pressure screenings at fire stations are also on hold until further notice.

Parks and Playground Structures

Parks are open to the public to walk, ride bikes on trails, etc. while observing social distancing measures. Playground structures are play at your own risk as they are not sanitized and social distancing measures should also be observed.

Police Department

  • Car Seat clinics canceled until further notice.
  • Appearance requests by an officer - canceled until further notice

Recycling Center

Note for the Organics Program:

  • If you use the organics program, please continue to bring your materials even on days when the facility is closed. The organics bin has been moved outside of the gate for easy access. Please use social distancing measures and respect others in front of you when dropping off your materials. Thank you!

Riverwind Community Building

  • Facility closed to the public until further notice.
  • Please read the latest policies regarding cancellations made by Riverwind staff and/or if you are in looking to cancel or reschedule your own private event at the Riverwind Community Building.


Please NOTE: All closures and cancellations may be subject to change pending the ever-changing, fluid situation surrounding the pandemic. Please check this web page often for the latest information.