The Minneapolis Park and & Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: RecQuest, Service Area Master Plans, and Closing the Gap: Investing in our Neighborhood Parks.
The review may result in neighborhood recreation centers being closed and/or programming being reduced. Learn more and have your voice heard by attending an upcoming public meeting.
IF YOU VALUE PERSHING PARK, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS AND SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! If you are unable to attend the meeting for Pershing Park on June 23, please attend one of the other sessions listed below.
- 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W. 43rd St. (Focus: Linden Hills Park and Pershing Field Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave. (Focus: Kenwood Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W. 26th St. (Focus: Whittier Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W. 34th St. (Focus: Fuller Park and Painter Park)
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St. (Focus: Loring Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S. (Focus: Bryant Square Park, Lyndale Farmstead Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W. Minnehaha Parkway (Focus: Armatage Park, Kenny Park, Lynnhurst Park and Windom South Park)
Closing the Gap – Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks
Closing the Gap looks at the impacts that deferred maintenance – or delaying regular upkeep past the point of repair – has had on the 157 neighborhood parks in Minneapolis.
RecQuest – An In-depth Look at Recreation Centers
RecQuest will provide an in-depth assessment of the 47 community recreation centers, including programs and services, to determine if the centers are meeting our community’s current needs as well as projected needs 20-30 years into the future.
Master Plans – A Look at the Outdoor Facilities Within the Parks
Master plans are documents that use community input to create both long-term vision and key elements of an area. The master plan typically addresses how the area will be managed and operated, and sets priorities and budget estimates for realistically setting the plan in motion.
To subscribe to receive emails from MPRB about one or more of the initiatives, visit www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, enter your email, then select the project(s) you are interested in under the “Planning” section.