The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) seeks community participation to help develop a city-wide Activity Plan for skate parks. Two public meetings are planned for August 22nd and September 7th.
Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome, including skaters, non-skaters, parents, and park neighbors. Both meetings will follow the same format, including a review of recent skate survey results and an opportunity for public comment. Participants will be invited to discuss and evaluate MPRB’s six existing skate parks at Armatage, Bottineau, Brackett, Creekview, Elliot, and Morris Parks.
The Skate Park Activity Plan:
This plan will guide the MPRB's future actions to define and prioritize community needs, recommend services, and allocate funding for skate park facilities and activities within the park system. Related activities could include use of skate park facilities for BMX biking, in-line skating, rollerblading, scooter use, and parkour, among others.
In 2013, MPRB staff began meeting with a Steering Committee of skaters, parents, business owners, and neighbors to solicit input on the plan. A public survey held May 13 - July 23 received 1339 responses. Two public meetings, focus groups, and interviews are planned for this summer and fall. A draft of the plan is anticipated for public review in late 2013, followed by a final plan forwarded to the MPRB Board of Commissioners for review and approval.
Mark your calendar to participate in the following community meetings:
Public Meeting #1
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
MPRB Headquarters, Board Room
2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, 55411
Public Meeting #2
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Armatage Park Recreation Center, Gym
2500 West 57th Street, Minneapolis, 55410
For more information, visit the Skate Park Activity Plan page, where you can also sign up for email announcements by clicking on the red envelope icon.
(or go to the MPRB website and click on “Current Projects” on the left side).