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In 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was created by an act of the Minnesota State Legislature and a vote of Minneapolis residents. It serves as an independently elected, semi-autonomous body responsible for governing, maintaining, and developing the Minneapolis Park System.
City of Minneapolis voters elect nine commissioners every four years: one from each of the six park districts, and three that serve at-large. View District Map [PDF]
An annual meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board takes place on the first business day in January of each year. The following business is conducted:
Also at the annual meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners appoints community members to five ongoing advisory board commission appointments within Minneapolis. Members of these committees advise park Board Commissioners and other agencies on a wide variety of subjects by making recommendation on important policy matters. For more information about the committees and to apply, please visit the Advisory Board Commission Appointments page.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board performs its many duties through the contributions of elected Commissioners and the leadership of the Superintendent. Their actions are guided according to the following roles and responsibilities.
Board Rules [PDF]
Commissioner meetings are regularly held the first, second and third Wednesdays of each month at 5 pm in the MPRB Board Room.
First Wednesday of Each Month
Regular meetings of the full Board, including Recreation and Operations Standing Committees*
Second Wednesday of Each Month
Board can meet as Committee of the Whole
Regular meetings of the full Board, including the Planning and Administration and Finance Standing Committees*
Fourth or Fifth Wednesday or Appointed Saturday
Board President may call special meetings
*Each Board/Committee meeting has a time certain to convene; however, the President/Committee Chair has the authority to convene and adjourn any Board and Committee meetings in the interest of time, to hear public comment or to take official action.