Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway

Caponi Art Park Nearly Final

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Friday, March 9, 2005

by Shira Kantor

The Eagan City Council has finalized most of the details for the acquisition and preservation of Caponi Art Park. Two grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a joint powers agreement between the city and Dakota County governing use of some of the 60-acre park, and three conservation easements were approved last week. The Art Park Board still needs to raise nearly $1.9 million to complete the deal, but the rest of the funding in the $5.4 million deal is secured. Owners Tony and Cheryl Caponi will have the right to live on a small portion of the land for the rest of their lives.

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