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About the Board

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]

Appointments

Board Appointments

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:

  • The Board elects two Commissioners as President and Vice-President and appoints a Secretary who is not a member of the Board.
  • Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of an elected Commissioner, the Board fills that vacancy, usually through appointment.
  • The President appoints Commissioners to serve on Standing Committees of the Board. Each Committee has five Board members (including the Chair of the Committee), with the Chair of the Committee named first. Standing Committees include:
    • Planning
    • Recreation
    • Operations and Environment
    • Administration and Finance
    • Legislation and Inter-Governmental
    • Standards and Conduct

Roles & Responsibities

Roles & Responsibilities

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.

Commissioners:

  • Develop park policies
  • Enact ordinances governing the use of neighborhood and regional parks, parkways, beaches and lakes, and special use facilities such as pools, ice arenas and golf courses
  • Appoint the Superintendent

Board Rules [PDF]

Board Meetings

Meeting Schedule

Commissioner meetings are regularly held the first, second and third Wednesdays of each month at 5 pm in the MPRB Board Room.

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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

Third Wednesday
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.