During the plan's public hearing on May 21, the Planning Committee asked staff to revise the plan in response to public comments received.
The modified plan incorporates the work of advisory committees, residents and volunteers to address requests for specific racial equity considerations. The plan also includes a digital addendum to be updated as new policy, procedure or tools are approved during plan implementation.
Increasing numbers of Minneapolis residents are actively engaged in various forms of urban agriculture within Minneapolis. The Board of Commissioners recognizes the many benefits of a sustainable, urban food system and has supported community gardening activities since 2002 by resolution.
The Urban Agriculture activity plan is intended to result in recommendations for future policy, infrastructure or programmatic changes to support this activity and meet diverse community needs for urban agriculture as supported by the mission, vision, and goals of the park system.
Vision Theme: Dynamic Parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.
Goal: Park facility renewal and development respects history and focuses on sustainability, accessibility, flexibility and beauty
Strategy: Systematically develop activity plans that outline the delivery goals, benefits, facilities, operations, and maintenance required to provide each major recreation activity (or group of similar activities) in the park system. Use these plans to guide capital improvement and facility maintenance programs.