District: 2 View Map [PDF]
2117 West River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Lifelong resident of North Minneapolis and son of a former Park Commissioner (Ole 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!
Owner of a Dairy Queen in North Minneapolis.
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:
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]
James I. Rice Parkway
Theodore Wirth Regional Trail
Victory Memorial Drive
West River Parkway
Humboldt Industrial Area