Post Office Pocket Park with Garrison Landing property in the background
The park is across the street from the post office and is in the northeast corner of the Garrison Landing Planned Unit Development at 240 Minnetonka Avenue
The city states that the area behind the pocket park is public. The Garrison Landing property owner’s association says it is a private park space for Garrison Landing residents.
On Oct. 21, the Wayzata Parks And Trails Board passed a resolution 5-0 recommending to the city council to resolve the situation by the end of the year. According to the Parks and Trails board, it brought the issue to the city council in the Spring of 2019.
The city has put together a possible fee that could be paid as part of a compromise agreement to allow the space behind the park to be private.
Wayzata’s city attorney stated that if a compromise can be met a new city council resolution and addendum to the development agreement that the planned unit development has a combination of dedicated land for private recreational use and has paid a cash fee.
If the two sides can’t come to terms, the city attorney has stated that the city may seek legal action against the property owners.