Veterans Park

Veterans Park Honor Wall Concept Drawing

History

In November 2015, the City Council appointed a task force to develop a concept plan for Veterans Park. The goal was to develop the park in a way that would formally recognize veterans in our community, while at the same time, create another premier community gathering place.

Over the next two years, the task force, comprised of representatives from the City of Chaska, the Downtown Business Alliance, the VFW, the American Legion, and two community members at large, worked with Hoisington Koegler Group to develop a concept plan that met the City Council's goals. The City Council approved the plan in March 2017.

Veterans Park is scheduled to open on November 11, 2018 (Veterans Day). Residents are invited to join the City for a Veterans Park Dedication that day. The program will start at 2:00 p.m. 

Park Enhancements

  • A service plaza featuring a granite surface radiating out from a center star and two walls with meaningful quotes about service that incorporates military symbolism
  • A memorial grove of trees
  • Tree-lined alley from parking lot to the service plaza with monuments to the different branches of the United States Armed Forces
  • Improvements to the existing picnic shelter
  • An archery range with ground-level and raised shooting platforms
  • View Site Plan

Chaska Coin Check

Veterans Park will also feature an interpretive podium, called the Chaska Coin Check, to commemorate challenge coins and the stories of those who hold them. 

Chaska Coin Check Podium Text

Challenge Coin Display

The Parks & Recreation Department is currently collecting challenge coins for display at the Veterans Park honor wall. For more information about loaning or donating your coin, please download the Chaska Challenge Coin Form.