Lake Francis Park


Sartell Minnesota continues to experience significant growth and is looking to capitalize on opportunities to enhance the highly sought after central Minnesota community. Public outdoor spaces are an essential part of the fabric that makes up healthy societies, so when development got underway around Lake Francis, we worked to create a strong vision for a new community park.

Initially we worked with CentraCare to sensitively integrate a new senior living community within the oak woodlands that bordered the northern portion of Lake Francis. That development is part of a larger vision Sartell holds for the creation of an adjacent town center. Lake Francis is a common thread making this a unique destination within the city. The park will surround the lake and facilitate a ribbon of green public space linking restaurants, housing, retail, senior living and other commercial developments.

The team is envisioning an inclusive community park that draws residents from immediately adjacent parcels and also surrounding neighborhoods via integrated trail corridors.