Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-230-6443, Ext. 2
TERM OF OFFICE
Jan. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2013
Jan. 1, 2002 – Dec. 31, 2005
Jan. 1, 2006 – Dec. 31, 2009
MPRB OFFICES AND COMMITTEES
Administration and Finance
Operations and Environment (Chair)
Legislation and Inter-Governmental (Vice Chair)
Standards and Conduct
PARK RELATED APPOINTMENTS AND COMMITTEES
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
DISTRICT LOCATION (City Council Precinct, Ward)
Precincts 1-10 of Ward 4
Precincts 7-9 of Ward 3
Precincts 1-5, and 7-10 of Ward 5
Precinct 7 of Ward 7
||James L. Rice Pkwy
||Sumner Glenwood (north)
||North Loop (northern)
|First Bridge Park
||West River Parkway
||Orvin “Ole” Olson
Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters
Swimming- North Commons Park is the first water park in Park System and there is a swimming pool complex at Webber Park.
North Mississippi Interpretive Center - Exhibits focus on people and their ties to the river, history of the surrounding neighborhoods, and the impact of the construction of I-94. Visitors are encouraged to reflect on how lifestyles, actions and choices affect the sustainability of the river.
The Interpretive Center is located along the slope of the Mississippi Riverbank and features displays about local history and culture, tours, classes and other park programs. Three Rivers Parks District, our program partner, provides programs and operates the center.
The center has multi-purpose program rooms, a clerestory rising above the roof for lighting and ventilation of the structure. It also houses offices, a kitchen, bathrooms and themed reception areas.
The Interpretive Center is part of North Mississippi Regional Park, which runs along the Mississippi River's west bank from just south of the Camden Bridge and north into Brooklyn Center. Amenities in the regional park include a picnic shelter, toilet building, wading pool, playground and parking lot. The picnic shelter can accommodate up to 150 people.
Through an NFL grant program, significant improvements have been made to the football field at North Commons Park that greatly benefit the youth football program. Trail improvements connect Theodore Wirth Park and Bassett's Creek.
Heritage offers the district an opportunity to have more green spaces and access to an uncovered Bassett's Creek within the development.
ABOUT COMMISSIONER OLSON
It is an honor for me to represent the entire Northside of Minneapolis and serve as the 2nd District Park Commissioner. These are exciting times for the Northside and I look forward to helping growth and development occur in all of the Northside parks. I hope to meet and greet many of you at the parks throughout my term of office.
Please take a moment to look around our website and find out more about our parks and recreation programs. I also hope that you will take advantage of the many programs and services we offer in our great Park System - I’m sure that you will enjoy it!
Lifelong resident of North Minneapolis and son of a former Park Commissioner (Ole Olson).
Owner of a Dairy Queen in North Minneapolis